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Mar
6
comment Building Mali kernel modules on mainline Linux
A Non-Disclosure-Agreement (NDA) might prevent you from building it, as it would be hard to get the source files.
Mar
6
comment Building Mali kernel modules on mainline Linux
Off topic here, maybe Linux/Unix stack. As long as you have the source code, header files, build tools, available it shouldn't need the hardware itself unless the build scripts test post-build the binary against real hardware. Why not download the sources, and give it a try? Maybe modprobe may exit if it doesn't find the hardware. If you want this question to be migrated, at least add a link to what the shim module is supposed to be. Is it part of the kernel? Does it have a home page? Give us more information.
Feb
28
comment Checking how many colors my terminal emulator supports
With Google Code offline, this seems an alternative: gist.github.com/hSATAC/1095100
Jan
15
comment invalid SSL_version specified at /usr/share/perl5/IO/Socket/SSL.pm line 332
Haven't seen the issue myself for ages and the ubuntu package has been fixed in the mean while. First attempt into fixing this issue should be to patch the system / use most current versions of the software. The alternative solution is interesting from an other point of view though, thnx.
Nov
24
comment What is the IPv6 equivalent for 127.0.0.0/8
@thrig: Good point, I'll try that one.
Apr
7
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
@Erathiel I believe CentOS is largely similar to RHEL, it is even managed by Red Hat. So probably apart from proprietary management tooling in RHEL there is probably little difference. Another example: Oracle Linux used to be an exact copy of RHEL and still largely identical including the identifiers in /etc/issue and probably /etc/os-release (didn't check the latter one). Red Hat is not amused by the fact that Oracle is copying their efforts and selling premium support to former RH customers. So no, there is very little to nothing 'extra' special about enterprise readiness.
Apr
7
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
@Erathiel In my opinion CentOS is not an enterprise-grade distribution. I certainly won't approve it in my employer's datacenters, not while I'm in charge of UNIX/Linux landscape. There is no commercial support, there is no way to prove to customers that I did everything in my power to prevent unscheduled unavailability.
Mar
24
comment Apache / OpenSSL configuration keywords `SSLProtocol` vs. `SSLCipherSuite`
This was helpful: Why doesn't the TLS protocol work without the SSLv3 ciphersuites?
Jan
11
comment How to restore a Fat32 filesystem under Linux
Didn't check the article in detail, but I've done something similar like this: andremiller.net/content/… Better safe than sorry, make a temporary copy of your file for experimenting.
Nov
23
comment Should all other versions of BASH be uninstalled after patching with the latest version?
It is not so much if you need to uninstall old versions, you do have to figure out why the old version is still called while a new version is already available on your system. I am unfamiliar with your distribution, but removing software that is in active use can be dangerous.
Sep
26
comment What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
Nice explanation. This question is receiving a lot of views (probably not everybody being as proficient in bash as the others) and I believe no-one yet spent a couple words on what { :;}; actually says. That would be a nice addition to your answer in my opinion. May explain how you get from your example to the original command in the question?
Sep
25
comment What does env x='() { :;}; command' bash do and why is it insecure?
Up until this moment there has not been an accepted answer. I'll probably wait for another couple days before accepting one. The downside of this answer is that it doesn't break down the original command, nor discusses how to get from the original command in the question to the commands in this answer, showing they are identical. Apart from that it is a good explanation.
Sep
25
comment CVE-2014-6271 Bash Vulnerability example
Related: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/157381/…
Dec
5
comment udev rule not working
you can check what is happening with unbuffer udevadm monitor --environment. unbuffer is in expect-dev and ensures that your output is continuously updated (rather than buffered in 4kB blocks causing you sometimes to mis the last messages).
Dec
5
comment How do I find the offset of an ext4 filesystem?
photorec will probably be able to get your files off the disk, but filenames and pathnames will be lost. If you manage to mount the filesystem that is of course your better option, but if testdisk didn't find any, chances are that the start of the filesystem is corrupted too.
Dec
5
comment How do I find the offset of an ext4 filesystem?
Try testdisk and the accompanying photorec.
Nov
6
comment How to list all the files used during Linux boot
Would auditing be an option or will that start too late during boot?
Oct
5
comment Typical use case for a group password
Maybe I should send Ken an email, asking for his consideration during the design phase ;o)
Oct
2
comment Typical use case for a group password
That is just an example, it has an 'x' and there are no group members other than ntp user itself. I just don't get what problem you are solving by setting the password field to !
Oct
1
comment Typical use case for a group password
Not sure what you mean. Eg. I can't newgrp ntp already, how does !-locking change that?