Interesting … so will they be sued for patents

Turns out next Ubuntu is fully baking in ZFS into the kernel and distributing it. This seems directly contrary to the licensing CDDL vs GPL, and chances are some folks will be unhappy with it. The big question is, will the IP holders sue. Because if they don’t, they may actually have given up their […]

Not sufficiently caffeinated for technical work today

I just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out why the 32 bit q process would run on one machine, while the identical tree and config would fail with a license expired on my desktop (development box). Turns out one should check for an old license file in one’s home directory. /sigh I think I […]

Not a fan of device mapper in Linux

Yeah, I know. It brings all manner of capabilities with it. Its just the cost of these capabilities, when combined with other tools, like, say, Docker, that make me not want to use it. To wit: root@ucp-01:~# ls -alF /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/ total 52508 drwx—— 2 root root 80 Jan 29 22:38 ./ drwx—— 4 root root […]