The Challenge To Be Free

gotwf
July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day USA!

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ZOL - Archlinux

gotwf
November 5, 2015

Archlinux uses a rolling release model, shipping upstream project software’s "latest stable", sans the distro specific "enhancements and tweaks" favored by some distributions. Arch’s package manager, Pacman, simply put, rocks when it comes to keeping things up to date. Hence, Archlinux offers a nice platform for developers who want to focus on debugging their project software, not their platform. Or exploring ZFS on Linux.

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ZOL Systemd Pain Points

gotwf
October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween ;D

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ZOL on boot and root

gotwf
October 30, 2015

I want native ZFS goodness on Linux so I spent some time exploring. Discerning current from more dated best practices proved a bit challenging so I found myself bumbling about a bit. I expect this situation to be rectified as uptake of ZFS On Linux continues, ZOL stablizes, and comprehensive best practices are ferreted out. Follows are some personal notes to self and reflections documenting my adventures. End objective is a minimally installed base Linux suitable for further build out as a personal workstation. But first we’ve got some choices to understand.

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