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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:23:35 +0000On modern CPUs, rust seems to perform very nicely with the thread context switches, at least when benchmarking an echo server. For that I also wrote an echo server benchmark client. The README.md of the server also contains some benchmark numbers.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:42:23 +0000People who want to secure their Fedora/RHEL system have to: add a BIOS password add a grub password add “rd.shell=0” to the kernel command line Anaconda does add “rd.shell=0” to the kernel command line automatically, if you setup the bootloader with a password.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:35:14 +0000This blog posts shows how to tweak Fedora, if you want to use a smartcard with OpenPGP and use it also as a ssh key. It also serves me as a recipe for fresh installations. First, you have to disable gnome-keyring-ssh by: $ cp /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop $HOME/.config/autostart $ echo "Hidden=true" >> $HOME/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop Because the pcscd daemon […]
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:44:43 +0000Go, find out about SatoshiPay.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:20:43 +0000This is a repost of a blog post of 2008. Just for the reference 🙂 This class allows sub-classes to commit changes to an instance to a history, and rollback to previous states. The final class with an extension for __setstate__ and __getstate__ can be found here: transaction.py and transaction_test.py. Also now in the ASPN […]
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:10:36 +0000When compiling systemd on rawhide, we noticed a significant slowdown in compile time. Investigating further, it turns out, that libtool forks an incredible amount of sed. Running perf showed 30% of the “make all” was spent in bash. strace showed an execve of sed with the same arguments 180,000 times!!!!! Looking in the code reveals […]
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:55:16 +0000Lately Kay Sievers and David Herrmann created a UEFI loader stub, which starts a linux kernel with an initrd and a kernel command line, which are COFF sections of the executable. This enables us to create single UEFI executable with a standard distribution kernel, a custom initrd and our own kernel command line attached. Of […]
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:15:52 +0000If you want to bootstrap a distribution or want to rebuild it from the sources (SRPMS) to get the same binaries (think CentOS), you have to build the build tools and rebuild them with the built build tools, which have to be built with other build tools… My goal for a self-hosting Fedora Base is […]
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:13:04 +0000$ getconf _NPROCESSORS_ONLN returns the number of CPUs online Internally it is parsing /sys/devices/system/cpu/online, which can have the contents: 0-3,5,7-9. Better let getconf do all the counting for you. This is very useful, if you want to optimize the number of threads.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:12:04 +0000This article shows how to reduce boot time for Fedora 17, but the recipe can also be applied to 18, 19 and 20. The target is to get a fast booting system with NetworkManager running and gdm displaying the login screen as fast as possible. The system I use here is a Lenovo T420s (2x2x […]