Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I'm slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it's still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and...

PHP Java Bridge in Ubuntu Gutsy with Lucene

The php/java bridge it a pretty awesome little protocol that basically lets us use java classes inside our own PHP applications! This lets you...

Error: Could not stat() command file ‘/var/lib/nagios3/rw/nagios.cmd’!

I've been doing a lot of Nagios deployments recently, and this error always bites me, on all Ubuntu versions, including Hardy and Intrepid (haven't...

Creating A Local and HTTP RedHat Yum Repository

We're rolling out a RedHat platform for a major product delivery to a client in the next couple of weeks, which is a great...

Turning CPAN modules in to deb with dh perl make

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the...

Saving the RAID

I managed to screw up my home machine when upgrading from Dapper to Hardy somehow, so decided to flatten and reinstall Hardy from scratch. This...

Ubuntu and webcams

I've had some debugging to do for work for a part of our site that uses webcams but I've been a bit hazey about...
Yum Couldn't Fork Cannot Allocate Memory

yum error: Couldn’t fork Cannot allocate memory

I've been doing some awesome things to a new VM for work, namely installing CouchDB, Apache and running Node.JS apps along side a...

Resize LVM ReiserFS Partition

Mucking about with LVM and partitions isn't really taxing, it's all well documented. Trusting it however is a different matter. I've resized loads of...

Slow SSH and SCP connections on Ubuntu

My home Ubuntu Jaunty installation often takes a good 40-60 seconds to connect to using SSH, none of the other servers I maintain have...