Quick memory usage check by thread

June 29th, 2011 1 comment

Saved for posterity. Possibly there is an easier way.

$# root@mt:/var/log# bash memreport 
Name:   bash:   10588
Name:   bash:   10600
Name:   bash:   20548
Name:   cron:   22420
Name:   getty:  5928
Name:   init:   8352
Name:   ntpd:   38332
Name:   rsyslogd:       54144
Name:   sort:   59840
Name:   sshd:   49168
Name:   sshd:   70452
Name:   udevd:  16864
Name:   udevd:  16864
Name:   udevd:  16868
$# cat memreport 
for i in /proc/[123456789]*/status; do 
 size=$(grep VmSize $i | awk '{print $2}')
 (( size > 0 )) && echo -e "$(grep Name: $i): \t$size"
done | sort -n;
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Cool things to do with Linux Servers

May 10th, 2011 1 comment

I work with Linux most days, and run it on pretty much all my desktops. So the a few days back I was feeling a bit jaded about doing the same old stuff and started Googling for some interesting things to do. I saw lots of posts about desktop related stuff, but not so much server side things. The goal is fun a play here… with a bit more effort I came up with the following ideas Read more…

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Confluence and Jira install scripts

May 10th, 2011 Comments off

Some of you may know where I work, which explains some of the more technical of my posts here. I recently completed a couple of cool scripts to set up these two web applications. Head on over to the RimuHosting blog and check the scripts out!

Disclaimer/shameless plug: I work there, the server plans are great :).

Debian squeeze with xen (link-dump)

March 31st, 2011 Comments off

Getting started with Xen http://wiki.debian.org/Xen

Xen and qcow on lvm is a pain, use kpartx to present file-systems and test boot of those before migrating to raw lvm images

Fix for annoying messages about network bridge still present in stable http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg/rev/b0fe8260cefa7


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Blog themes and reliability

February 27th, 2011 Comments off

In the recent past I’ve had some helpful feedback on how this blog is loading and/or bits that a busted. Thanks to all who offered their observations and suggestions. That is most appreciated.

A while back I started using the Producer theme, which seemed to work great and had lots of nice features. Unfortunately those features have seemed a bit buggy or unusable on occasions, and reports of the site loading slowly or inconsistently were the last straw.¬† So I’ve reverted back to the iNove theme I used before, which provides a great middle ground between features and simplicity. And just works out of the box.

I hope that will be helpful to all you faithful visitors out there who keep coming back, thanks again…

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