Journald - log rate limiting

Tue 03 November 2015 by admin

It seems to be an easy task, make available logging from haproxy to syslog. Configuration on haproxy side was pretty easy, log file start growing, but from time to time there were some pauses. Rsyslog was the first victim, I dig into limiting configuration area, but default limits doesn't apply in this particular situation. After some time I realized that this configuration also includes systemd-journal which catch-all syslog data and then send its to rsyslog. At systemd-journal level there is also ratelimit configuration and that was the point in my case.


Sat 10 October 2015 by admin

After one year break I'm back. This time with new ideas more concentrating on dev side of sysadmin. The first new project called infomarquee published on github. Project brings user defined alerts in TV news station style. First iteration consist of two headlines with user defined alerts with duration ...

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How domains are being resolved ?

Thu 23 October 2014 by admin

Not so far ago I was doing some cleanup work with static entries in /etc/hosts. I was wondering how many of these static entries are being actively used. To figure out I started digging, but without much luck. Tools like strace, ltrace doesnt give me a clear look which ...

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How safely change ip address on remote host ?

Sun 05 October 2014 by admin

Routine task change ip address on remote host without cut off. There are a lot of possibilites i.e. from reboot with new ip address to some fancy stuff with cron job. But there is a one method to make it clear and elegant.

Simply set:

echo 1 > /proc/sys ...
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New look and feel

Sun 29 June 2014 by admin

After couple months of inactivity I am starting with new look of blog site. It's not only a new theme, but it's completly rewrite engine. No more complexity of Wordpress on top of Varnish,Nginx,PHP,MySQL just pure static content generated by Pelican. Static website is served ...

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Jesień Linuksowa 2013

Tue 08 October 2013 by admin

Tym razem po drugiej stronie mikrofonu:

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Zerofree your filesystem

Sat 28 September 2013 by admin

Lets assume that you have file image:

dd if=/dev/zero of=file.1 bs=4k count=128

on top of it you create filesystem ext3/ext4

mkfs.ext4 /root/file.1

mount it, create remove some files etc. and you gonna make it more space efficient, that's why ...

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Some notes about memory ballooning in VMware

Sun 01 September 2013 by admin

Couple days ago I found out that memory usage grow rapidly on one server. After couple minutes of investigation, it was clear that memory balloon take place. Of course it will happen only if you have vmware tools installed. To find out what was happening, you can look at vmware ...

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Manage your hard disks

Sun 04 August 2013 by admin

Make one step forward after rediscovering newly added hard disk, simply how to resize it. In virtual world simply put the new disk size, but how to reflect this change in guest operating system:

echo 1 > /sys/block/<devname>/device/rescan

Continuing how to make them unavailable first to ...

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Sign your scripts

Sun 30 June 2013 by admin

Remote command execution from one host to another is nothing new in more complex infrastructure. It is usually going to happen at low user level privilege and it's also password less ssh communication based on ssh keys. But what happens when ssh keys leaked or this account was compromised ...

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