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If this turns out as reliable as it ought to then I'm gonna start adding SSD drives to all my workstations tehehe :)
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Update release. I just pushed 2.12 to the git repo....

The RapidDisk and RapidCache modules have been updated for the 3.14 kernel. A few changes in the kernel block structures warranted a little bit of rewrite for this new kernel. For the most part the changes were trivial and straight forward and without risk. Thanks go to Marcel Huber for identifying the compile issue and for testing the modules. He also discovered a bug in the rxio test utility which apparently existed on 64-bit systems. It makes sense since I originally wrote and used it on a 32 bit system. The latest code is on the git repo and can also be downloaded as a tar.gz from the Sourceforge project page:sourceforge.net/projects/rxdsk.
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Itsa me, Wario.
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11 vulnerabilities in the full disk and file encryption software's source code, but no "high-severity" issues.  4 of the 11 were medium severity but a high difficulty to exploit.  

“In sum, while TrueCrypt does not have the most polished programming style, there is nothing immediately dangerous to report,”
#truecrypt   #truecryptaudit  
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Because they have tens of thousands of disks in service, Backblaze has some amazing stats on hard drive failure rates...

http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/01/21/what-hard-drive-should-i-buy/

It makes me think... I would love to see some data from Amazon Web Services S3.  I bet they could give us some serious data! ;)  #amazon
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Sure. I am sure it would be quite an interesting read. I am not surprised if it was OCZ.
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Hareem Haque

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Is BTRFS ready for production use ?
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I guess that depends on who you talk to. Although many that I have personally talked to, deploying Linux in the data center, will clearly state that it isn't. Not sure if those opinions are solely based on assumptions or the fact that Btrfs has not put in its time like all other stable Linux filesystems.

Either way, I believe that it is. You are now seeing distributions such as CoreOS using it as the default filesystem when deployed.
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GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partition...
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The question also applies to Universities and other institution that may rely on the project as well.
 
I have a small request...

This past weekend I started to spend some time putting together the new website for www.rapiddisk.org. It isn't ready to go primetime yet, there is still much more work that I have to do. I am moving the database off of WikiMedia and going to a heavily customized Wordpress CM. It will look and feel more professional.

My request.....

I wanted to add a page for corporate users of my technology. So, if you work for a professional business and deploy OR use my RapidDisk technologies somewhere within company walls, please share with me the company name. You do not need to share how it is being used as some of that stuff may be too sensitive for a company to divulge.

You can feel free to comment your company name on this post OR privately share with me your response on Google+ OR just send an e-mail to me at devel@petroskoutoupis.com.
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Hey! The event is extremely close to home for me. Some of you may see me attending. :-D
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An interview: the inside story of Deepin Icon
http://planet.linuxdeepin.com/2014/04/01/story-of-deepin-icons-en/
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Petros Koutoupis
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OpenStack is an industry-standard open-source cloud management platform. Using OpenStack, one can build public, private or hybrid clouds easily. Due to the purely open nature of the platform, major IT vendors including Red Hat, Rackspace, IBM and HP are betting on its future, actively contributing to OpenStack development. In OpenStack, there are two different interfaces …Continue reading...
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Linux Volume Management, RAID, File System, High Availability, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and many more.
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Scott Westlake

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Angelfire mentions Linux for its drives. The drives that they're making are quite ground-breaking (especially if you're into audio and video editing, you're definitely getting a well reviewed and top notch product)

"Works with your Mac, PC, Linux or portable device."

The confusion market nowadays seems that there's a number of SSD drives that are not compatible with Linux where there's "closed" proprietary drivers needed in order to access them. (Mac's fusion drives, some WD portable encryption drives, ...)

AngelFire is doing the right thing in coming out mentioning "Linux" on their front site page and ensuring users can access their drives via howto tips.  This is one badass company who gives a dam about Linux..and I think it's about time other drive makers do the same. AngelFire baby you got my respect ;-)

http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/1065-angelbird-launch-new-products-at-ibc

note: these drives are not "cheap", but if you've got the budget and are into audio/video production, you should check them out.

Redshark is the news site for "EditShare", the same company that is making "Lightworks" (a professional video editor), open source for Linux.

If you're into Multimedia authoring, whether it is photography or video editing, you'll definitely like to bookmark the redshark news site.
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I started doing something similar with printers. If I do not see a Linux logo, I move on. Even though the OpenPrinting project on the Linux Foundation site has made great strides in assuring that most mainstream printers are supported, if I do not see a vendor post that penguin, I lose interest.
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New project website is up! Check it out!
If you see the old one, clear your cookies and retry.
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New RapidDisk stickers and shirts available (with new logo) on RedBubble. Each purchase will help support the project just a little bit more (i.e. obtain new hardware for new modules / RapidDisk LX ports).

Note that I hope to have the new website public by the beginning of next week.

#linux   #linuxprogramming   #kernel   #kernelprogramming   #ramdisk   #solidstatedrive   #ssd   #rapiddisk   #rapidcache  
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This should make the near future of storage access a lot more exciting.
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Hlompho Mota

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May I ask a stupid question and obvious but there is something I'm looking for.
How do VM's work exactly and what is their nature?
And does anyone have notes on different file systems? I'm doing a self study.
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To add to my original comments: the  best way to learn about file systems would be to try developing a user space file system over Fuse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_in_userspace
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Petros Koutoupis
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+Emmanuel Florac, LVM isn't perfect but it does offer things which are more useful to me such as snapshots, thin provisioning, and more importantly clustering support. RAID is just RAID.
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