June 16th, 2004

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Just a heads up for those that I am hosting... My site will be down for at least a day. The part of the /var drive with the mysql database needed by Coppermine (the image gallery software I use) is having sensekey errors (usually this is very bad). I shut the system off this morning, this afternoon I will try booting it again and see if I can get it up long enough to save the DB. If so I should be back up tonight. If not... Well... It will take me a day to get everyone elses images back up, and then likely a week or two for mine.

Yes, I know I need some sort of back-up system.
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With all the requests for GMail codes and all the people offering them, it's like a new form of commerce.

It would be interesting if LJ brought back codes, and a few more sites used codes, and a Code Exchange, much like a stock/currence exchange, could be set up.
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From the always fabulous pink_pinup:

Super Involved Number meme:

1) Take your LJ username and replace each letter with the corresponding number (A=1, B=2, etc...). If your name contains numbers, you'll need to convert them to letters first before you can convert to numbers.
adameros = 1,4,1,13,5,18,15,19

2) Add all of the numbers together to create a kind of super number.
76

3) Make a note of the first digit of this number, then add the digits of the number together.
7, 7+6=13

4) Find the post of this number in your LJ. If you don't have that many posts, add the digits together again. Keep doing so until the number is smaller than your pathetic number of posts.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/adameros/3430.html

5) Take the digit you noted in step 3, and count that many words into the post.
where

6) Use the resulting word in a Google Image Search, and select a picture from the first page.

7) Post the results for us all to see.

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Linux bug?


I have two redundant fileservers mounted as /fs1 and /fs2. I have a symbolic link of /fs pointing to one of them (in this case /fs1. I have a script that if the filesystem the link is pointing at should go down, it will remve the symbolic link and point it at the other drive.

The weird thing is, if I try to remove the symbolic link it locks up, like it is trying to stat the drive the link is currently pointing at. As I understand, a synbolic link is just pointer, so removing the link should never effect what it points at. It should only stat the target of the link if I try t go through the link.

If this is the case, why is this timing out. I've tried rm'ing the link and doing an "ln -sf" over the link.

To recap, /web is a symbolic link to /fs1 which is an nfs mount. If /fs1 goes down, suddenly I can not remove or overwrite the symbolic link on the local filesystem.