Updated net-tools bits

So far, 3 components, and working to fix a few things in formatting. On github, grab it here. First, lsbond.pl to report about bond details root@unison-mgr-1:~/net-tools# ./lsbond.pl bond0: mac 0c:c4:7a:48:69:cb state up mode fault-tolerance (active-backup) xmit_hash layer2 0 active slave eth1 polling 100 ms up_delay 200 ms down_delay 200 ms slave nics: eth1: mac 0c:c4:7a:48:69:cb, … Read moreUpdated net-tools bits

stateless booting

A problem I’ve been working on dealing with for a while has been the sad … well … no … terrible state of programmatically configured Linux systems, where the state is determined from a central (set of) source(s) via configuration databases, and NOT by local stateful configuration files. Madness lies in wait for those choosing the latter strategy, especially if you need to make changes.
All sorts of variations on the themes have been used over the last decade or so, with this. Often programmatic things like Chef or puppet, are there to do a push of configuration to a system. This of course breaks terribly with new systems, and the corner cases they bring up.
Other approaches have been to mandate one particular OS and OS version, combined with a standard hardware configuration. Given how hardware is built by large vendors, that word “standard” is … interesting … to say the least.

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Systemd, and the future of Linux init processing

An interesting thing happened over the last few months and years. Systemd, a replacement init process for Linux, gained more adherents, and supplanted the older style init.d/rc scripting in use by many distributions. Ubuntu famously abandoned init.d style processing in favor of upstart and others in the past, and has been rolling over to systemd. … Read moreSystemd, and the future of Linux init processing

And the 0.8.3 InfluxDB no longer works with the InfluxDB perl module

I ran into this a few weeks ago, and am just getting around to debugging it now. Traced the code, set up a debugger and followed the path of execution, and … and … Yup, its borked. So, I can submit a patch or 3 against the InfluxDB code, or roll a simpler more general … Read moreAnd the 0.8.3 InfluxDB no longer works with the InfluxDB perl module

Solved the major socket bug … and it was a layer 8 problem

I’d like to offer an excuse. But I can’t. It was one single missing newline. Just one. Missing. Newline. I changed my config file to use port 10000. I set up an nc listener on the remote host. nc -k -l a.b.c.d 10000 Then I invoked the code. And the data showed up. Without a … Read moreSolved the major socket bug … and it was a layer 8 problem

New monitoring tool, and a very subtle bug

I’ve been working on coding up some additional monitoring capability, and had an idea a long time ago for a very general monitoring concept. Nothing terribly original, not quite nagios, but something easier to use/deploy. Finally I decided to work on it today. The monitoring code talks to a graphite backend. Could talk to statsd, … Read moreNew monitoring tool, and a very subtle bug

Have a nice cli for InfluxDB

I tried the nodejs version and … well … it was horrible. Basic things didn’t work. Made life very annoying. So, being a good engineering type, I wrote my own. It will be up on our site soon. Here’s an example ./influxdb-cli.pl –host –user test –pass test –db metrics metrics> \list series .———————————-. | … Read moreHave a nice cli for InfluxDB