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  1. mismatch_cnt, RAID1, and a clever fix

    This past weekend my computer showed an ominous error:

    Jan 1 04:06:16 lister mdadm[8317]: RebuildFinished event detected on md device /dev/md/0, component device mismatches found: 9856 (on raid level 1)

    Huh, that doesn't look particularly good. Mismatches between drives tend to lead to bad things …

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  2. Left behind

    Feeling a little left behind at the moment. Checking job sites will do that for you.

    Most of the jobs that I'm seeing have moved beyond scripting for the day-to-day work and use it as administrative glue. So Python / Perl are seen as the tools for making sure the backed …

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