Stuck as 'scheduled' Wordpress posts

I recently edited a post on this Wordpress blog and discovered that trying to change the publish time (to bring an old post up to the top of the list) created a temporary world of pain.

If the scheduled time is missed there is no way to change the post ...

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Solaris 10 and Linux iSCSI interoperability

Recently a friend and I were trying to get XenServer 5 to use our Solaris 10 server as its backing store. We specifically wanted to use an iSCSI volume exported to the Xen server, as the performance is promised to be considerably better than NFS.

However, try as we might, the XenServer wouldn't make use of the iSCSI LUN as exported - it could see it, but wouldn't make use of it. Then we discovered this bug... more ...



rm -rf on Solaris ZFS filesystem doesn't remove directories

This is one of the weirdest problems I've had for a while. On one of the servers I look after my home directory was a zfs filesystem set to /home/user. If I ever did an rm -rf on a directory structure underneath my home dir, it would remove all the files but leave all directories in place. The only way to get rid of the directories was to recursively remove each one. Painful.

Today I discovered a fix - although I don't know the reason why. more ...


WAN Boot and ZFS root

I decided to take a look at Catalyst on Solaris. Having done a bit of work with it on Mac OSX, I discovered it wasn't that easy to get going on Solaris with the stock Perl. Even using cat-install from ShadowCat didn't render the easy result I'd ...

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Setting up iSCSI targets on Solaris

This example is using snv66 for the target, and Solaris 10u3 for the initiator, as iSCSI target isn't in Solaris 10u3 (11/06), but is in from u4 (08/07). This should work fine on Solaris 10 u4 and beyond.

Many thanks to Ryan Matteson's excellent notes

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