Archive for February, 2009

Per-Process Namespaces

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Our main development servers at work use almost 100% free software; however, recently I had a rare pleasure of having to install a piece of a binary blob. The Blob reared its ugly head as soon as I tried its installation routine:

dev_server# ./blob_install
Your Linux distribtion ‘Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 \n \l’ is unsupported.
Supported distributions: Fedora 8, 9 and 10; Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10.

Read on to see how per-process namespaces can help defeat The Blob.


Sensors3.conf for Asus M3N-HD/HDMI Motherboard

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

As the motherboard database in seems to be broken, here’s the sensors3.conf file I use for my recently bought Asus M3N-HD/HDMI motherboard: