Archive for February, 2008

Linux file-systems compared 2008/Q1

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

For our 8-way Xeon with some >TB RAID array I had to find out what filesystems I would want to use on the logical volumes for some different use cases, and as a quick internet search did only brought up years old benchmarks I quickly done one for the T2 SDE magazine on a 2-way (dual-core) 64-bit PowerPC64 (G5) running Linux 2.6.24 - too bad Reiser4 did at least not like the 64-bit, big-endian machine too much and oopsed too much to yield timing data :-(

[self note:@”manually extracting .deb and .rpm”];

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Once in a year I need to look into a DEB or RPM package, either to just take a look how other package software, or to extract a tiny tool otherwise hard to get built. Right now it was gptsync to synchronize the MBR and GPT partition types on a server supposed to just run Linux (e.g. without OS X consuming disk space).

rpm2cpio some.rpm | cpio -idv
dpkg-deb -x some.deb target-dir

Or without the dedicated packagers for DEBs:

ar xv some.deb
tar xvf data.tar.gz