Truncating open log files

There are a number of applications that open a log file and just keep writing to it. This is, of course, a problem when you rotate logs as the application just keeps writing to the renamed log instead of opening the new one. [Read more...]

Review: MSI GX70

To anyone not aware, I'm a Fedora user. I've been using Fedora for my desktop machines since my 16MHz 386. There's seldom any severe issues, but occasionally there are. I abandoned Nvidia due to their abysmal support for Linux. [Read more...]

"Software Defined Storage" and "Open": What the heck are they?

A few weeks ago, "Software Defined Storage" and "Open" were all the news in the "cloud" industry as EMC announced they had an "Open" "Software Defined Storage" solution. I heard the news and rolled my eyes. Yeah, right. ... but I was busy with real life things and didn't even have time to read the announcement, much less any of the buzz around it. [Read more...]

Keeping your VMs from going read-only when encountering a ping-timeout in GlusterFS

'GlusterFS communicates over TCP. This allows for stateful handling of file descriptors and locks. If, however, a server fails completely, kernel panic, power loss, some idiot with a reset button... the client will wait for ping-timeout (42 by the defaults) seconds before abandoning that TCP connection. This is important because re-establishing FDs and locks can be a very expensive operation. As glusterbot says in #gluster:' [Read more...]