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Christopher Aker

Request for Testing – SYSEMU Performance Patches

May 28, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I’m looking for just a few Linode 64 users currently on hosts in the Fremont datacenter (host9 and up) to help test a new performance patch to the host and UML. UML works by using ptrace, a function of Linux to intercept system calls made by applications. When your UML makes a system call, the […]
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Christopher Aker

Linode.com Status Update 04/06/04

Apr 6, 2004 by Christopher Aker
[b]Linux 2.6 on the Hosts[/b][/size] Six out of 20 host servers are now running on 2.6 version of the Linux kernel, with the CFQ fair-queuing disk scheduler. Now that we’ve been running it on a few boxes for a while, I have a pretty good feel for how it performs. I’ve noticed 2.6 is better […]
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HTTP-Retrievable Bandwidth Stats (in XML)

Mar 30, 2004 by Christopher Aker
EFudd (and others) have suggested a method to poll bandwidth usage without having to log into the LPM. So, I’ve whipped up a little script you can hit via http, that outputs your bandwidth stats in XML. [code]https://www.linode.com/members/bw/?user=[linodeUsername][/code] The http request must come from one of the IPs of [linodeUsername]. There is no access control […]
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Linode Cron Times

Mar 13, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Below is the email I sent to members on host3 and host5. Mostly this only applies to early members — member’s that deployed before I had a chance to update the template filesystems. It couldn’t hurt to take a look at your cron times. Removing, or at least moving the updatedb cron time from daily […]
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Fix for console rebooting on hosts13-19

Mar 13, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Yesterday evening I fixed a configuration issue that prevented [reboot|boot|shutdown] via Lish (console) on hosts 13-19. -Chris
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Updated Gentoo Linux 1.4 Filesystem

Feb 27, 2004 by Christopher Aker
FS is up to date as of today (27 Feb 2004 00:12 ET). Added vi[m] and screen. The minimum image size is now 900 MB, but the FS actually has only 750 MB used with a full /usr/portage sync. I ran into the “maximum number of files” limit with the image less than 900 MB. […]
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IMPORTANT: Hurricane Electric Caching Nameservers

Feb 18, 2004 by Christopher Aker
This applies to customers on host9 through host16:[/size] Hurricane Electric has informed me that this [b]Friday, February 20th[/b], ns1.he.net will be set to no recursion, meaning it will only answer DNS queries for domain zones HE’s dns servers are authorative for. Also, ns2.he.net and ns3.he.net have already been turned off. Linode.com’s DHCP servers have been […]
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50% more Disk Space now Standard on all Packages

Feb 11, 2004 by Christopher Aker
50% more Disk Space now Standard on all Packages[/size] [b]Standard plans now include:[/b] Linode 64 w/ 3072 MB (3 GB) Linode 96 w/ 4608 (4.5 GB) Linode 128 w/ 6144 MB (6 GB) Linode 192 w/ 9216 MB (9 GB) Linode 256 w/ 12288 MB (12 GB) Check the [url=https://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]products[/url] page for more information. [b]Retro-active […]
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RSS Feeds for Linode Community Forums

Jan 20, 2004 by Christopher Aker
https://www.linode.com/forums/topics_anywhere.php -Chris
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Bug Fix – Network Drops and Connectivity Blips

Jan 19, 2004 by Christopher Aker
I released a change in the host-side network configuration for the Linode’s network setup that fixes a number of related, long-outstanding and not easily reproducible bugs: [list][*]Random disconnects when others rebooted on the same host. [*]Complete loss of connectivity if the MAC address timed out in the bridging table. (requiring the log-into console and ping […]
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Reduced Bandwidth Pricing

Jan 15, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Pricing for additional bandwidth has been cut by 25-50%! [list] [*]10 GB = $10/mo [*]20 GB = $20/mo [*]40 GB = $40/mo [*]80 GB = $60/mo [*]120 GB = $80/mo [*]160 GB = $100/mo [*]350 GB = $200/mo [/list] For higher volume discount pricing, please contact sales@linode.com. Enjoy! -Chris
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RFT: “ubd=mmap” experimental config option

Jan 11, 2004 by Christopher Aker
Request for Testing! I would appreciate it if some of you would test a new option which changes the way UML writes to your filesystem files, and post your experiences here. Normally, UML uses the standard open/close read/write library calls. The problem with this is that it duplicates data in the host’s page cache, and […]
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