UNIX software articles and HowTos

This site contains list of articles and How-to's to administer UNIX system and applications.
I have created this archive for my own records, but maybe they will be useful to you as well.

Feel free to use everything you find here for your job, however please don' post my articles on your site, use links instead.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Distributed key-value store for large amount of content? What would you do now if you need huge media storage for your photos or videos? You can wait for Facebook to opensource its Haystack storage but that may never happen... You can try Mogilefs but you will run soon into the same problem as if you would store files directly in file system because Mogilefs stores every object in a separate file. But here might be the solution for your problems - distributed Key-Value store which uses stable Tokyo Cabinet storage and can be accesses with generic memcached client: http://kumofs.sourceforge.net/ .
    Posted Nov 3, 2010, 2:39 PM by Eugene A
  • Make your websites run faster, automatically -- try mod_pagespeed for Apache http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/11/make-your-websites-run-faster.html - Google's initiative to accelerate and optimize web pages.
    Posted Nov 3, 2010, 2:40 PM by Eugene A
  • Linux NUMA architecture. Our Network admin being bored ran into interesting article about Linux memory architecture. It can be useful if you run memory hungry applications and experience some swapping. Here is the article link - http://jcole.us/blog/archives/2010/09/28/mysql-swap-insanity-and-the-numa-architecture/ .
    Posted Sep 29, 2010, 10:33 AM by Eugene A
  • NFS pitfalls When debugging issue with .nfsXXX files I ran (with the help of coworker) into interesting article about NFS pitfalls. I think this article meant to be memorized here for future references. Here it is - http://www.time-travellers.org/shane/papers/NFS_considered_harmful.html.
    Posted Sep 22, 2010, 12:53 PM by Eugene A
  • More about Wordpress malware... There is a nice site to check your site for possible malware - http://www.unmaskparasites.com/ , however one kind of malware will not show itself up to a "normal" user agent, I'm talking about one designed to poison Google index with advertisement. I wish Unmaskparasites had option to specify custom User-Agent for request. Until then analyze google cache for strange content using search query site:www.yourdomain.com or use wget with custom UA like this wget -U 'Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)' http://www.yourdomain.com/ .
    Posted Jul 23, 2010, 5:13 PM by Eugene A
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