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I'm a UNIX and Linux System Administrator, mostly specializing in Linux and HP-UX and Solaris, but also familiar with OpenVMS. I've worked with Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD on multiple platforms including Mac PowerPC, HP-9000, and Intel.


Nov
18
awarded  Scholar
Nov
18
accepted Linux /proc/sys/kernel: where are the files sysrq-sticky, sysrq-key, and sysrq-timer?
Oct
8
revised RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
added 3952 characters in body
Oct
8
comment RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
Two did drop out - one because it was faulty, and one because...... ? That's the question.
Oct
8
revised RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
updated with info
Oct
7
comment RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
There were no spares listed in that list - so how did I wind up with two when the disk failed?
Oct
7
comment RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
It's very much like what you said: mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=4 /dev/xvdc /dev/xvdd /dev/xvde /dev/xvdf --chunk=128K
Oct
7
revised RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
added "what did you expect would happen?" sort of details
Oct
7
comment RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
This is enlightening, but its not an answer: there were four active devices - one fails and we suddenly have two spares and a down RAID... why?
Oct
7
asked RAID 5 with 4 disks fails to operate with one failed disk?
Aug
28
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
revised Orphaned connections in CLOSE_WAIT state
fixed grammar and fixed stylistic errors
Apr
16
suggested suggested edit on Orphaned connections in CLOSE_WAIT state
Apr
9
awarded  Revival
Feb
21
comment Join the executable and all its libraries
Nope. Just set up the library search path as desired and be done with it.
Feb
21
answered Join the executable and all its libraries
Feb
17
comment How to install software on Red Hat?
@xenoterracide: True - but then the same can be said of APT (aptitude) or YUM.
Feb
16
comment In vim, search backwards for matching braces/parens
This will only work within a block, right? If so, then [( would work just as well and doesn't require a map.
Feb
16
comment In vim, search backwards for matching braces/parens
@Kevin: I misunderstood the docs (sigh). Of course, once you've used % then it goes both ways - finding the matched partner. Also, if inside a block, then the above commands will find the appropriate match.
Feb
16
answered Simple Templating for Config Files