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Martin Klier

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Oracle 11gR2 ASM / ACFS: A first benchmark (poorly)

Hi folks, since Oracle 11g Release 2 is out now, I had to test one of the most-missed ASM features: the ASM cluster file system ACFS. My Setup: Two VMware nodes with 2 CPUs and 1,5GB of RAM each Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.3 x86_64 Four virtual cluster disks from the ESX server, 10GB in size […]

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Setting ulimit -m in AIX

AIX has its own rules, as I have to discover these days. Coming across ulimit, I found out that smitty configures value A here and value B completely elsewhere. Hardest one so far has been “ulimit -m” (“Specifies the size of physical memory, in number of K bytes.” a user can assign), since I could […]

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Single Sign On for Apache 2.2 and Active Directory 2003 R2 with SuSE 10.2, mod_auth_kerb and MIT Kerberos

Hi, this is a small howto out of my needs, suggestions are always welcome! Assumptions for this paper You know and basically follow http://www.grolmsnet.de/kerbtut, but there are some facts missing/wrong. 2003R2 KDC’s are 10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.2 (DNS: dc1.example.com and dc2.example.com) Kerberos Realm for ADS is ADS.EXAMPLE.COM (upper case required!) Web server (hostname.domain) is webhostname.server.example.com DNS […]

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Switch workspace on command line

Sometimes, it’s nice to change the current windowmanager workspace on command line, for example if you desire to start a application exactly HERE or THERE. For KDE you may want to do it with “kstart”. But a tool like kstart might not be available for your windowmanager, so have a look at “wmctrl” as well: […]

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memlock config for Debian Lenny

Hi, today I tried to start Oracle XE with parameters “pre_paged_sga=true” and “lock_sga=true” on my Debian Lenny toybox. But Lenny has had a rather strict and really sticky value for the user’s maximum amount of pinned memory (ulimit -l) value: 32 (kb). First attempt, change /etc/security/limits.conf: oracle – memlock 1073741824 Result: Nothing, “ulimit -l” as […]

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Blocking network loopback slows down firefox extremely

My newly installed Firefox web browser (versions 2 and 3, does not matter) was deadly slow. I don’t mean the display of web sites, no, I am talking about pulldown-menus or opening tabs. (For example, bookmarks folder opens within 6 long seconds.) Several hours I was not able to tell why it acts that way. […]

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