Monthly Archives: September 2006

Xen and Gentoo

I am in the process of setting up Xen on one of my new servers. Just sticking some notes here. Will clean them up later inittab changes 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1 #2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2 #3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3 #4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4 #5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5 #6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6 No need for kernel level ip address in xen config file set ip =”off”; DO NOT […]

Gentoo on Software RAID1

I am in the process of setting up one of my new servers. Yes my old dual pIII machines are going to retire. They are going to live in a “retirement community” :P. Any way This time around I am going to use a mirror to protect my data. I never experienced a hardware failure […]

Disk Performance

So what kind of performance should people expect from a disk or raid? How long should it take to create 100G file? time dd if=/dev/zero of=mako1 bs=65536 count=163840 A customer of ours is using this to create a 10G file and its taking about 20 minutes to create the file on a 12 drive raid […]