* Posts by JSTY

6 posts • joined 16 Aug 2017

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


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


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


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


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


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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