Wandering Thoughts archives

2014-10-31: With ZFS, rewriting a file in place might make you run out of space
A drawback to handling errors via exceptions
2014-10-29: Quick notes on the Linux iptables 'ipset' extension
Unnoticed nonportability in Bourne shell code (and elsewhere)
2014-10-28: My current somewhat tangled feelings on operator.attrgetter
2014-10-27: Practical security and automatic updates
2014-10-26: Things that can happen when (and as) your ZFS pool fills up
2014-10-25: The difference in available pool space between zfs list and zpool list
2014-10-24: In Go I've given up and I'm now using standard packages
2014-10-23: The clarity drawback of allowing comparison functions for sorting
2014-10-22: Exim's (log) identifiers are basically unique on a given machine
2014-10-20: Some numbers on our inbound and outbound TLS usage in SMTP
Revisiting Python's string concatenation optimization
2014-10-19: Vegeta, a tool for web server stress testing
2014-10-18: During your crisis, remember to look for anomalies
2014-10-17: My experience doing relatively low level X stuff in Go
2014-10-16: Don't use dd as a quick version of disk mirroring
2014-10-15: Why system administrators hate security researchers every so often
2014-10-14: Bashisms in #!/bin/sh scripts are not necessarily bugs
2014-10-13: System metrics need to be documented, not just to exist
2014-10-12: Phish spammers are apparently exploiting mailing list software
2014-10-11: Thinking about how to create flexible aggregations from causes
2014-10-10: Where your memory can be going with ZFS on Linux
2014-10-09: How /proc/slabinfo is not quite telling you what it looks like
2014-10-08: Simple web application environments and per-request state
2014-10-07: Why blocking writes are a good Unix API (on pipes and elsewhere)
2014-10-06: Why it's sensible for large writes to pipes to block
2014-10-05: Making bug reports is exhausting, frustrating, and stressful
2014-10-03: Why people are almost never going to be reporting bugs upstream
When using Illumos's lockstat, check the cumulative numbers too
2014-10-02: The problem with making bug reports about CentOS bugs

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