run of bonnie++ 1.0.3 no patches, run in the usual way.
bonnie++ -u root -d /big -f
For those not familiar with this vernacular, a 2×4 (two by four) is a bit of wood, 2 inches by 4 inches in cross-section. It is sometimes brandished as a defensive or offensive weapon. You use a 2×4 to beat someone into submission … or, more correctly, a metaphorical 2×4 … lest you wind up on the wrong side of the law.
This post is about the actualization of the metaphor. Systems admins and support folks will call this a LART. There are several alternative but quite similar definitions of a LART. Ok, we aren’t a LART. We are more of a VART. Change the “L” word to “Vendor”.
This is also a post I have worked on, on and off over the years. I have sometimes thought of writing it, and as a catharsis, I had. Deleting it right away. Wouldn’t make sense to publish it. Or maybe it does. I dunno. So, here it goes.
No … really boring. Click click click …. (iterate N times) click. You are done. Whatever happened to those fun moments of abject terror when you realized you just blew away an important DB table … Good job WP folk.
In moving to our new facilities, we changed from an 11 Mb/1.5 Mb line to a 6 Mb/0.8 Mb line. This was due to the availability of service to that area. Yeah, we could do a 1.5 Mb/1.5 Mb T1 line, but this is slow compared to what we had, and our experience with SLAs suggests that they aren’t honored as we might like.
So we installed the 6 Mb line. And rapidly discovered our maximum speed was, to our horror, 1.5 Mb/0.6 Mb. This after we were promised the 6 Mb/0.8 Mb line.
… and of course, I made it. And then went on vacation. No I am not kidding. Yes, I tested it. No, not the way I should have…
… no, I haven’t left the building. Been on vacation this past week in lovely northern Michigan. In Mackinac to be precise. Going to St. Ignace and the Soo locks today (St. Sault Marie). Should be fun. Weather is lovely, had some great morning pictures of the sunrise over the waters on the north shore … Read moreyou may have noticed the sparse posting …