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Mar
24
comment Dynamically resizable partition in a file.. possible?
@insaner, you either have to live with the name limits of eCryptfs, or manually resize a proper filesystem when you need to adjust your free space.
Mar
24
answered Dynamically resizable partition in a file.. possible?
Mar
24
comment Why do you have to be a member of a group to make that group the group owner of your file?
suid/setgid are automatically cleared when you chown a file.
Mar
24
comment Why do you have to be a member of a group to make that group the group owner of your file?
Ahh, now that is a good reason. Giving permission is something you can do anyway via world, but quota charges are a gift that the recipient might not want. Add that to your answer and I'll switch my vote.
Mar
23
comment Why do you have to be a member of a group to make that group the group owner of your file?
What sort of harm can you do to a group by allowing them access to a file? You can always allow world access so presumably that would cause the same harm, whatever that may be.
Mar
22
answered Why root can't open pseudo terminal device? (permission denied)
Mar
22
comment How to call a device's power management methods in another way than during suspend to ram?
Then use the existing runtime_pm mechanism instead of trying to write your own side module to hack it, though I'm guessing it isn't currently implemented for the e1000e because most people expect their computer to respond to network traffic when it comes in rather than disable the interface because it hasn't had any traffic for x seconds.
Mar
21
comment How to call a device's power management methods in another way than during suspend to ram?
Why would you want to do such a thing?
Mar
11
comment User with UID 0 problem
Both your sudo implementation and these other applications that complain about not being root are buggy. The former is buggy because it should always log you in as root. You should report this to redhat. Whatever other applications complain that you need to be root are also buggy and you should report them. They should not care about $USER and only be looking at the fact that they are running as UID=0. Also this "turn key" application should not be creating a backdoor root account.
Mar
7
comment Does Arch Linux work on i386 cpu architecture
@user3405291, like I said, "i386" is generally used to refer to the 32 bit family of Intel CPUs, compared to "x86-64" or "amd64", meaning every 64 bit cpu made by AMD, and those made by Intel, other than the discontinued "Itanium" family.
Mar
7
comment mdadm RAID - Restart during Grow (Shrink) reshape - not working (stuck)
There is no such thing as "too big to backup". If you don't back up your data, it is only a matter of time before you lose it. RAID is not a substitute for backups.
Mar
7
comment mdadm RAID - Restart during Grow (Shrink) reshape - not working (stuck)
Only raid4 uses a dedicated redundancy disk. You can't remove the parity by leaving out a disk in raid5/6 and doing so also leaves out a lot of the original data. The --assume-clean is sufficient to prevent a resync.
Mar
7
answered Does Arch Linux work on i386 cpu architecture
Mar
7
comment How does Linux kernel find out which process to wake up during interrupt handling?
@Rich, what Gilles said... more specifically, when a process tries to perform a read, the kernel checks first to see if the data is in the cache. If not, it then checks to see if there is already an outstanding request to read the data into the cache, and if so, adds this process to the existing wait queue for that request.
Mar
6
comment How does Linux kernel find out which process to wake up during interrupt handling?
@Rich, There is not one wait queue per disk, otherwise all processes waiting on any disk IO would wake any time any data was read, even if it is not the data that process is waiting for. Instead every outstanding disk request has a wait queue.
Mar
6
comment File System Permissions: User who can backup all files
+1 for the permissions not being preserved, even if you manage to give access to a non root user.
Mar
5
comment Floppy drive can only be mounted as root
@pelagos, ok, I thought so... if you have no entry at all and use the gui to mount it, then it automatically adds the uid option.. if you want to be able to mount it from the command line, and set up the entry in /etc/fstab, then it needs the uid option.
Mar
3
comment Can I use dd to move my system to another partition?
If the destination partition is not large enough you will get an out of space error, not overwrite the next partition.
Mar
2
comment Floppy drive can only be mounted as root
@pelagos, are the files shown as being owned by you? You might also need the uid option Mark suggested.. or you can just remove the entry entirely and the gui will take care of it automatically.
Mar
2
revised Can't solve grub rescue problem?
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