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Wow… Seriously awesome!

For experiment sake, I decided to duplicate my newly created RHEL session using ZFS.  My Fedora and RHEL virtual instances each live on their own zvol.  As you can see below, each VM has a zvol named disk0: # zfs … Continue reading

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Installing RHEL 5.5 and Fedora 13 in OpenIndiana 151a KVM

KVM is really quick on my VT enabled Dual Xeon 5506 system running Open Indiana 151a. I have to say this is very nice work by the Open Indiana / Joyent / Illumos teams!  Here’s a screen shot of RHEL … Continue reading

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Compiling Illumos in OpenIndiana 151

My primary Illumos build workstation is a new-ish Core i5-2500K.  To begin tinkering with the Illumos kernel, I installed Open Indiana 151 using the dev-il repository.  The build process works great on OI-151 up to the point where you upgrade … Continue reading

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Stumbling Through KMDB with New Hardware

Recently, I refreshed my home workstation from an AMD X-2 based system with an ASUS A8N socket 939 motherboard to a brand spanking new Sandy Bridge Core i5-2500K based system with a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard.  Debian Squeeze runs lightening fast!  … Continue reading

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“Wait… is that billions?”

Ironically, after yesterday’s post about Oracle’s caviler attitude toward dealing with communities built around open software, a piece of died-in-the-wool proprietary software stepped out of Oracle’s (ever growing) stable of software, neighed a couple of times, stamped it’s feet and kicked … Continue reading

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Oracle-ish Anxiety

For the past year, I have suffered from what I’ve churlishly dubbed as Oracle-ish Anxiety.  It’s the feeling that at any moment, Oracle may greedily yank a technology that I depend upon, kicking and screaming, from the clutches of the public domain. OpenSolaris … Continue reading

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Distributed Version Control FTW

Linus Torvalds gives a good talk on the evilness of Subversion and CVS and the benefits of Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS).  It’s pretty interesting.  I prefer Mercurial versus Git myself but the idea is the same.  Having a copy … Continue reading

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