Category Archives: Infra

create a new github.com repo from the cli

I often get into a state where I’ve started some work, done some commits etc and then realised I dont have a place to push the code to. Getting it on github has involved getting the browser out, login to github, click click click {pain}. So, here is how you can create a new repo… Read More »

Welcoming the OpsTool SIG

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Matthias Runge, Rich Megginson and the entire community to the OpsTools Special Interest Group in CentOS. The OpsTools SIG, as they are known, are a group focused on building, testing and delivering tools typically used in operations roles in various types of infrastructure including Cloud deployments, management around… Read More »

Welcome CDN77.com as a CentOS Project Sponsor

Over the years, the CentOS Project infra has exclusively been run on donated hardware, managed by the CentOS infra team from end to end. Most of the edge parts of the content delivery have happened from third party mirrors – these third party mirrors have helped massively in ensuring that we’re able to deliver content… Read More »

Forcing CPU speed

Most of the time tuned-adm can set fairly good power states, but I’ve noticed that when I want powersave as the active profile, to try and maximize the battery life – it will still run with an ondemand governor; In some cases, eg when on a plane and spending all the time in a text… Read More »

The portable cloud

In late 2012 I constructed myself a bare bones cluster of a couple of motherboards, stacked up and powered, to be used as a dev cloud. It worked, but was a huge mess on the table, and it was certainly neither portable nor quiet. That didnt mean I would not carry it around – I… Read More »

Downtime ahead for all centos.in services

hi, While the internal network in the centos.in cluster ( which is part of lon0.karan.org ) has been on gigabit for years, the uplink from there has been on 100mbps. Today I’m hoping to go into the DC and upgrade that to a gigabit as well. While I am there, I also want to consolidate… Read More »