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Christopher Aker

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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Linode 2003 Year-end Review

Dec 31, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Dear Linode.com Member: I started development on Linode late-2002/early-2003, voluntarily leaving employment at a very good .com healthcare related company. I told myself that if it wasn’t a success by the end of the year (2003) that I’d call it quits. And so this was the year of reckoning for me and my life-long pursuit […]
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#linode Community IRC Chat Channel (irc.oftc.net)

Dec 29, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Everyone is welcome to come hang out and chat in the #linode IRC channel on the irc.oftc.net IRC network. Use your favorite IRC client, or use the [url=https://www.linode.com/cgi-bin/irc/irc.cgi]web-based IRC tool[/url] for a quick visit. Remember, for official support please use the support ticket system. But, come hang with like minded (Linux minded?) individuals. See you […]
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Fedora Core 1 distro available

Nov 22, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Fedora Core 1, available through the Distro Wizard. [img]http://fedora.redhat.com/images/header-fedora_logo.png[/img] http://fedora.redhat.com This is a minimal install, RPM list to follow. Thanks and Enjoy! -Chris
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Updated Console Access Program (lish)

Nov 8, 2003 by Christopher Aker
The Linode Shell, or lish, is the small script that runs when you connect to the host (username@hostX.linode.com) for console access. Lish now prompts you if you want to retry to connect to the console, instead of just attempting to reattach so many times and then disconnecting. This also solves the problem for people who […]
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Host Load Average

Nov 8, 2003 by Christopher Aker
The “Host Summary” widget on the LPM Overview page now displays the current “Host Load Average” updated every minute or so. The load is broken down into four groups: idle, low, medium, and high. If you split the bar into 10 ticks, each tick equals 1 loadavg. Thanks, and enjoy! -Chris
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Disk Resizing Up and Down

Nov 8, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I just released a new feature for resizing disk images both larger and smaller. For resizing larger, the only change was that if you resize a disk image labeled as swap, it will delete and recreate the swap image. Previously it would resize the Image itself, but not re-make the swap within. For resizing smaller, […]
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Free Upgrade to Linode 96, help test Host4

Nov 4, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, existing Linode 64 customers who are currently at ThePlanet that would be willing to migrate their Linodes to Host4. At the same time, you will be [b]upgraded to the Linode 96 plan for free[/b] — you will [b]continue to pay the Linode 64 prices[/b]. Host4 […]
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New Linode 96 Plan

Nov 4, 2003 by Christopher Aker
Announcing the Linode 96 plan, available very soon. [size=22][b]Linode 96[/b][/size] ➡ 96M RAM ➡ 3GB Disk Space ➡ 38GB xfer ➡ [color=green][b]$29.95[/b][/color] For more information, please see the [url=https://www.linode.com/products/linodes.cfm]Linode Plan Matrix[/url]. Thanks! -Chris
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Host Summary and Average CPU Statistics

Oct 31, 2003 by Christopher Aker
I added a new [b]”Host Summary”[/b] widget to the Member’s Overview page. It conveniently displays which host you’re on, along with your average CPU usage on that host. This is calculated by recording the number of “CPU seconds” your Linode thread(s) consume, and comparing that against the total number of seconds from the beginning of […]
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Updated Gentoo Linux 1.4 Filesystem

Oct 30, 2003 by Christopher Aker
➡ Updated to latest emerge sync (ssh, glibc, etc) ➡ Reduced minimum size from 780M to 730M ➡ General cleanups -Chris
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