The folks over at OpenGear were kind enough to give us a small 8 port serial console server pretty much at cost. We’ll be using it to make sure GNOME services are up faster in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. Thanks Todd Rychecky, VP of Sales for making this happen.
Should Murphy laugh at us again, manual intervention from a redhatter should be less likely (unless a hardware replacement is needed of course). This also gives owen and crew more time to make shell rock.
Knowing these things run Linux inside and being a techie at heart, the only sensible thing to do was enable ssh and poke around.
# uname -a Linux gnomeconsole 22.214.171.124-uc0 #2 Fri Mar 18 01:51:44 EST 2011 armv4l unknown # ps -efH PID USER VSZ STAT COMMAND 1 root 548 S /bin/init 2 root 0 SW [keventd] 3 root 0 SWN [ksoftirqd_CPU0] 4 root 0 SW [kswapd] 5 root 0 SW [bdflush] 6 root 0 SW [kupdated] 7 root 0 SW [cifsoplockd] 8 root 0 SW [mtdblockd] 53 root 0 SWN [jffs2_gcd_mtd1] 212 root 1048 S /sbin/syslogd 214 root 1008 S /sbin/klogd 215 1 444 S /bin/portmap 220 root 1020 S /usr/sbin/crond -S 232 root 460 S /bin/inetd 233 root 444 S /bin/flatfsd 234 root 428 S /sbin/lighttpd-angel -D -f /etc/config/lighttpd.conf 235 root 984 S /bin/alertd 237 root 1476 S /bin/portmanager -f 238 root 1980 S /bin/stunnel /etc/config/https.conf 240 root 2464 S /bin/sshd -r -D -o AllowUsers=* -o AllowTcpForwarding 241 root 1012 S /bin/shellinaboxd --localhost-only -u root -g root -- 248 root 440 S /bin/agetty sercon 115200 249 root 1020 S /bin/shellinaboxd --localhost-only -u root -g root -- 260 root 2696 S sshd: root@ttyp0 262 root 992 S -sh 818 root 2760 R sshd: root@ttyp1 820 root 996 S -sh 896 root 1244 S /sbin/lighttpd -D -f /etc/config/lighttpd.conf 942 root 1012 R ps -efH # free total used free shared buffers Mem: 14148 12216 1932 0 956 Swap: 0 0 0 Total: 14148 12216 1932 # cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : Arm922Tid(wb) rev 0 (v4l) BogoMIPS : 83.14 Features : swp half thumb Hardware : OpenGear/CM4008 Revision : 0000 Serial : 0000000000000000
Behold, the screaming fast ARM server with a whopping 14Mb of RAM in all of it’s glory!
This sucker also has a pretty webui for the type of people inclined to that sort of thing.
It will still take a bit to get this along with the sweet new servers racked and ready for prime time. Until then, you can see more adoreable cat pictures here. Oh, don’t forget to subscribe to the news.gnome.org feed or at least follow the GNOME SysAdmin Team Blog. All the cool kids are doing it.