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Expect the unexpected
“You sound like a broken record” Is something we complain when someone repeats again and again the same concepts. But even broken disks can sometime be useful
DISCLAIMER: No filesystem or device were harmed in the making of this experiment 😉
Image credits: Mick Haupt
In this article I would like to explore the powerful tools we have in Linux to simulate dealing with broken disks, that is, drives that more or less randomly report errors....
A trip on the rusty D-Bus
Intro 🚌 D-Bus is a message bus system and standard for inter-process communication, mostly used in Linux desktop applications. Both Qt and GLib have high-level abstractions for D-Bus communication, and many of the desktop services we rely on export D-Bus protocols. Also the omnipresent systemd can be only interfaced via D-Bus API. However, D-Bus has its shortcomings — namely a lack of documentation. In this article we’ll explore how to write our own D-Bus Service in Rust and connect it to our D-Bus client....
Quiet fans on Thinkpad P15
Intro The Thinkpad P15 laptop is a nice linux machine, but there is an annoying detail, as Arch wiki writes: “The default operation of fans is noisy, as they are basically at medium power all the time. The thinkfan program can be used to create a quieter operation, while retaining reasonable temperatures.” . Let’s make it quieter.
Prerequisite Install thinkfan rpm package and enable the daemon:
# zypper in thinkfan && systemctl enable --now thinkfan Make sure modules are loaded at startup with the options to override fan control and enable experimental features:...
Using containers for unit testing of bash functions
Intro Unit testing of Bash functions involves the process of systematically verifying the correctness and reliability of individual functions within a Bash script. While Bash is primarily used for scripting and automation, it’s important to ensure that the functions within your scripts work as expected, especially as scripts become more complex. Unit testing in Bash can help catch bugs and prevent unexpected behavior.
Fixing bugs Working on a bugfix for an internal shell script, I wanted to add some unit tests to ensure correctness....