* Posts by JSTY

6 posts • joined 16 Aug 2017

OpenEBS v0.4 is live, uses Google container scheduling tech

JSTY

Re: But what does it do?

Given a load of servers running Kubernetes (a container orchestrator) that have locally-attached storage, it uses said local storage to create a set of network block storage devices (accessible via eg. iSCSI).

There's nothing particularly magic in the approach as far as I can see, and there's a few open source options that can do such (eg. Ceph) as well as your enterprise-friendly $$$ storage vendors. The former (and a lot of the latter) have some quite interesting corner cases in terms of operability, so if they can file off a few of those it might be worth a peek.

As with all things storage / database wise, such things are best watched from a distance until the sharp edges have cut someone else first.

Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

JSTY

If you haven't heard of it, the versioning pattern you describe is similar to SemVer - see http://semver.org/ which can be used with anything exposing an API and is quite nice to work with.

Some developers / maintainers do care about backwards-compat, see the lengths Debian, RedHat, ... maintainers will go to back-patch. We are sadly few and far between it seems.

Pretend Python packages prey on poor typing

JSTY
Flame

Re: The number of packages for a language...

> python is coming up fast behind

Oh it's not even close. I present for your amusement http://www.modulecounts.com/ - Javascript modules are the digital equivalent of grey goo it seems.

Burn it. Burn it all with fire.

Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

JSTY
Angel

Re. Bob

> Bob is a metaphorical term for any part of the the data that is identifiable so if I change any part such as name, address, ip address, customer id etc.. then once I analyse the data it is no longer PII therefore it is not covered by the GDPR.

[I am not a lawyer, etc etc]

As I understand, anonymising a dataset by stripping out PII is fine and unlikely to go too badly wrong. What you've got to be more careful with is pseudo-anonymisation (eg. hashing your PII such that you can still distinguish 'entities') - this can still be considered PII.

Oh and also, I know it was metaphorical, but changing everyone's name to Bob would be a bad idea - there's probably a real Bob in there somewhere and you'd still have PII. Just remove the relevant PII fields entirely and you're golden.

Red Hat banishes Btrfs from RHEL

JSTY
Joke

Re: After so many version of Fedora that promised brtfs as the default filesystem

> I'm just waiting to for the next great 'Linux schism when it's announced Lennart Poettering is doing a new filesystem for Red Hat.

Don't worry, I'm sure it's on the SystemD roadmap

(Not even sure if the joke icon is appropriate here ...)

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