Tag Archives: linux

SOD: System Benchmarking Hardware

I’ve been working on and off on the next Seeds of Discontent article. This is a tidbit of an upcoming post but I wanted to push it out now since I need it published for a divergent sidebar article. It stands here bald and raw. That’s life. This system uses most of the Rampage III […]

Will it Blend?

In the previous article Seeds of Discontent, I jotted down a few benchmarks to compare OS X, Windows and Linux performance at a system level. In this article, I explore further a test built around graphics rendering engines. In particular, I was impressed by Sintel, an open source movie built with (among others) Blender. I […]

Seeds of Discontent

I like reading Tom’s Hardware Guide. I liked it better in the site’s early days when it wasn’t so javacript and flash heavy and the articles were idomatically ‘German-English’. A lot happens in twelve or so years. Still, Tom’s is the best source of information on the web. I read a CPU benchmark this morning […]

Apache Directory Indexing

Sometimes a problem persists long enough—is an irritant long enough—that I’ll burn an entire Sunday morning simply out of spite. Today’s irrational time-waste went to solving “Directory index forbidden by Options directive.” [marmaduke ~] $ cat /var/log/httpd/error_log \ | grep ‘\[error\]’ \ | head -1 [Sun Dec 06 09:25:05 2009] [error] [client]↩ Directory index […]

Software RAID 10

I’ve been putting off building the software RAID10 on marmaduke. Today, I put it off no longer. The server marmaduke has six storage devices (2 IDE and 4 SATA) $ ls -1 /dev/hd? /dev/hde /dev/hdf $ ls -1 /dev/sd? /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd The CDROM is attached as /dev/hde and a 300GB HDD as /dev/hdf […]

RAID 01 vs. RAID 10

I just finished building a four-drive software RAID10 on marmaduke and wanted to jot down my thoughts on RAID failure. In particular, I read a number of postings on the difference between RAID 01 and RAID 10. None of them satisfactory described the differences and how those differences changed when adding more drives. Marmaduke only […]