* Posts by vgrig_us

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Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in systemd

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2. Because Linus likes convenience of having Greg as maintainer too much.

3. Forking kernel won't help - just ask Android guys. Forking full os will and devuan did just that.

Problem is hyperscalers are running the show and they like systemd for programmability - no one cares about stability much: so one container out of 1000 will hang, so what?

And other users? One that actually got Linux there it is now? Fought to get it in corporate environment? No one gives a shit about them.

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don't like it, don't use it?

Bullshit, Greg, and you know it. if it was that easy, devuan wouldn't take two years to do (with some fake systemd binaries still needed to run).

What about hardcoded dependancies in udev? How many things I have to replace to jus get rid of systemd?

The amount of damage you've done with your support for systemd is only comparable to amount of great work you've done in kernel (USB, kernel releases, etc.), Greg!

Why don't you take a little break, go build another wooden canoe or something and think clearly about things.

Cisco slips on a Tolkien ring: One chip design to rule them all, one design to find them. One design to bring them all...

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so, more...

...bs from Cisco? Just another day...

How much cheese does one person need to grate? Mac Pro pricing unveiled

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Re: Use

It's a lot more than "just existing" - it's about apple screwing over repeatedly every business that ever relied on macos hardware/software. Once you account for that, this new cheese grader attempt is nothing but trash worthy.

Examples why one should never rely on apple in business: xserve, macos server, old Mac pros, trashcan Mac pros, final cut - that's just from my own experience.

Whoooooa, this node is on fire! Forget Ceph, try the forgotten OpenStack storage release 'Crispy'

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Re: A bit off topic

Yeah, I remember those - and you couldn't download right version off Compaq site either - just had to hope of the CDs that came with each server had right version. You couldn't even get to bios without bootable cd on those - circa 1999-2000 proliants.

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Re: A bit off topic

Wait, what? You must've dealt with some really crappy hardware raid - my sympathies.

I've pulled a raid 1 drive out of controller raid and booted another server with it many times... In fact - that one of the methods to install two node cluster I used to use.

Nowadays it's easier to v2p from vm image or use proper deployment tools (bad for one's geek street cred, I think).

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Re: Not actually that surprised

It's just sign of experienced ops guy - the only thing that surprises us is "everything just worked".

Yeah, raid controller suppose to handle foreign config, but what if battery backup on fried one didn't work? What if the heat demaged drives? What if drive fw had a bug that only showed up on new controller?

All of that happened to me, resulting in complete reinstall (I f@#$g hate exchange!).

Silicon Valley Scrooges sidestep debt to society through tax avoidance to the tune of $100bn

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I thought they're fuul of crap - listing Google at 15% while two days ago the reg article listed Google's profit at 40b pre tax and 30b post tax - that's 25% tax rate for those who failed arithmetic.

Never take any activist's word at face value - something I learned as a kid.

IBM, Microsoft and Linux Foundation link arms to fight patent trolls with 'multimillion' scheme

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Re: so, ms will...

No, I meant Linux - including Android...

I don't think tom-tom was using Android at the time.

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so, ms will...

...be returning all that money they extorted from Linux device manufacturers using bulshit parents then? :-)

Running on Intel? If you want security, disable hyper-threading, says Linux kernel maintainer

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Re: Buying Intel

To all of you who don't think rng bug is scary - how many applications use cpu rng only? Do you know? VPN clients? And amd keeping this bug quiet, notifying users only buy email, no posts on their website (as far as I know)?

I get all that cheering for underdog, but rng returning all ffff... getting past qa means no amd CPUs for me in near future. This slappy beyond believe - can't believe all of you just shrugging it off!

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Re: Buying Intel

And do what? Buy amd ryzen 3000 series with broken rng making systems unbootable? Google it and see for yourself how scary amd bug is.

Heads up, private penguins: Tails 4.0 is out. Security-conscious Linux gets updated apps, speed boost

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As long as Tails using systemd, it's gonna be heads for me - and no, it's not a joke...

Flippin' ECK, ours is the 'official' Elasticsearch experience for Kubernetes – Elastic

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I consider what companies like elastic, mongodb and redis are doing to it's licenses a douchification of open source...

You knew the deal when you picked an open source license (and in case of elastic a less restrictive Apache that doesn't even require giving code back upstream), you've got vc money because of it (cause vcs don't understand much and just went with the open source hype at the time) and now you're screwing everybody with changing it? No sympathy for you in my book. Your own elastic cloud runs on linux, I assume - what if kernel devs change license on that?

Not LibreOffice too? Beloved open-source suite latest to fall victim to the curse of Catalina

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Re: After largely benefiting from Open Source

@Steve Davies 3

Good try. Too bad for you that Android has been merged upstream - just Google (or bring?) "Android merged back into main Linux tree".

It wasn't Google holding back - kernel guys weren't happy with quality of code: specifically how it handled different architectures I think, like arm...

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Re: minority interest apps

"Most Linux is on embedded stuff, servers and some ereaders (some strangely use Android even though Android apps and GUI is unsuitable for eink). Not so many laptops."

Huh? I haven't had a Windows or macos running on bare metal at home in over 5 years, my work desktops have been Linux for over 15. I know I'm a minority, but not that small of the minority...

Bezos DDoS'd: Amazon Web Services' DNS systems knackered by hours-long cyber-attack

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Re: "the answer is in the article"

@diodesing and people say our company's 1 min ttl is bad netizenship!

Anyway - that's the first thing Amazon should have changed when under attack.

Also read somewhere that most recursive resolvers don't understand ttl below 30 sec.

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Re: flees indeed

And what are you gonna do with those "real ip addresses"? Notify ip cam owners that they've been hacked? :-)

And for that you suffer considerable overhead of tcp.

No, the answer is in the article - local caching dns resolver. Takes 5 minutes to install.

US customers kick up class-action stink over Epson's kyboshing of third-party ink

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@velv one - a lot changed in 10 years. Two - as I recall original Lexmark toner cartridges were always cheaper (per page) than say hp (biggest reason for choosing Lexmark).

A funny thing happened on Huawei to the bank. We made even more money. Hahaha. Here till Friday

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Re: US ban is little to do with security

@ac

Microsoft cloud uses shitload of Arista switches btw - thair biggest customer...

And yes - other vendors are hurt by Huawei, but they are not known to be as giant anticompetitive f&cks as cisco.

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Re: US ban is little to do with security

5g access points and radio infrastructure is not why Cisco is one of the main companies behind the push to ban Huawei - is wired service provider infrastructure (switches, routers), servers (Cisco sells usc), storage (Cisco unified switches are part of many vendor's storage offerings), Enterprise switches, routers and wifi.

5g is talked about because it's mo visible and overhyped.

Huawei is killing Cisco's business in every country that can't afford, say, Arista.

Google lashes out at DoJ, Oracle as it asks US Supremes to sniff Java suit one last time

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"GPL2 relies entirely on copyright law to work."

No, it's not. It relies on license as a contract. At least according to everyone from fsf...

Copyright covers individual code contribution - each coder retains his/hers copyright. If copyright is complete abolished tomorrow, gpl will be just fine.

Junior minister says gov.UK considering facial recognition to verify age of p0rn-watchers

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I suddenly have this image in my mind of people of the earth masturbating in front of their computers wearing Richard Nixon masks...

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked

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Yep. Default on Linux (centos at least) is sha256 I think. Before that - it was salted md5...

The immovable object versus the unstoppable force: How the tech boys club remains exclusive

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Re: Misguided

@bbuckley Thank you! Clueless child she absolutely is. Don't if it's parents or a teacher behind her words - but someone is pulling the strings for sure.

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seriously?

"we will need a long period – at least a generation – where women are favoured over men for funding and promotion."

Wtf?! Promote based on gender? Is this (checks article) guy even capable of understanding what he proposes?

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

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Re: Why is it even an issue on SE?

@baud or they can concentrate on the subject of the conversation and stop wasting energy walking on eggshells?

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huh?

Wtf?! That's it for stackexchange for me...

And - fuck it: let's just call everybody "it"...

"It talks to me funny - must be political correctness stuck in it's throat".

Queue in "lotion in the basket" jokes...

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Yet another critical flaw threatens Exim servers

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Re: The best fix is Postfix.

@sbt if I was still building email systems I'd do the same - go from courier to dovecot. You can out mailbox index on an ssd: that way 100s of thousands of messages in the inbox won't slow it down.

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Re: The best fix is Postfix.

@eldakka wtf is "slant community" and why are we listening to it?!

World's gone mad.

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Re: The best fix is Postfix.

@nate amsden redhat switched default mta on rhel to exim a while back - that's why (or one of the major reasons).

IMHO - if one can't configure postfix properly in under 30 min, one has no business putting an mta on the internet.

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3

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Re: There is a great disturbance

You're forgetting it's "next-gen" firewalls now... Deep inspection and such. If it doesn't now about higher level protocol - it's gonna flip.

The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future

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Re: (facepalm)

I was arguing "passwords visible", not general security challenges (as SSL certs are). And Linux ldap client has been kerberized since forever. Even Linux services (including telnet - lol) been kerberized since rhel5.

So, yeah, ldap is more secure with kerberos, obviously. And that how everyone is "doing it". Including windows ad (that includes distributing trusted cert, btw).

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Re: (facepalm)

What?! By "something" you mean root or openldap user on a server running ldap? It's been a while, but I think "simple bind authentication" doesn't need password to be readable. Google it if you like - I'm too lazy to pull old config and openldap mailing list thread. Something about ACL for password attribute.

Again - simple bind can be done securely with SSL.

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Re: (facepalm)

Hmm, weird - I distinctly remember setting up openldap where my users couldn't even lookup their own password hashes, let alone others'. All secured with ask/tls as well. And password policy... Hmmm.

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Re: he likes to pass off criticism as a hater brigade instead of fuctional concerns...

And the logo on that card should be "demonized" penguin - with bsd horns and trident.

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Re: Requires clear and distinct labelling

Make it POS instead.

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Re: Allows me not to run windows on bare metal.

How do you know I didn't mean "unpainted cylon centurion" by "bare metal"? :-)

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Looks like you can still disable networkmanager. Need to install "deprecated" network-scripts package... Thank god!

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@eldakka "as far as I know" part should've made clear how little of the problem it is for me personally.

However - no major distro can possibly omit gnome3.

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Re: Next NetworkManager

I'm not disagreeing with you, just pointing it out before fanbois show up screaming.

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Re: Next NetworkManager

@jay 2 - try to do a policy based routing on a multihomed server running bridge interfaces with vlans and static routes... Now try to do that with networkmanager. :-)

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Re: Desktop

Hey! Leave the tutus alone! Other than that - have an upvote.

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*another raised hand*

Allows me not to run windows on bare metal.

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Dependancies in core system components and other software make running without systems close to impossible. And guess who develops or has a major say in development of those? A certain IBM subsidiary...

So distros are really forced to use it. You can't run gnome3 without it as far as I know.

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Re: Next NetworkManager

You may have to install network manager on rhel7, but you don't have to run it. How do I know that? It's a first thing I do after install - disable the damn thing.

It's really time to seriously learn bsd.

Apple strips clips of WWDC devs booing that $999 monitor stand from the web using copyright claims. Fear not, you can listen again here...

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Re: common, fanbois!

Yep, that's what I thought fanbois would argue, but - it's news and as such an obvious "fair use": no way apple didn't know that, yet still sent the notice...

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common, fanbois!

I want to know how you would justify apple taking down the video with false (yes, very false) copyright claim.

Common! Tell me how they were right to abuse dmca.

Still sniggering at that $999 monitor stand? Apple just got serious about the enterprise

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Re: yeah, right...

Given how much money each fiasco cost - CFOs are the unlikely allies to IT in this...

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yeah, right...

As someone working for company bitten by xserve fiasco, then final cut pro fiasco, then Mac pro fiasco, not to mention macos smb client mess - the kind of resistance apple gonna see from IT cannot be underestimated.

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