Testing Grub2

Gentoo is a distribution where you decide about software you install. This was reason enough for me to give Grub2 a spin. Installation wasn’t that hard after unmasking and keywording the grub package: echo “sys-boot/grub:2 **” >> /etc/portage/package.keywords echo “sys-boot/grub:2” >> /etc/portage/package.unmask emerge -av sys-boot/grub:2

Check XFS fragmentation

Using XFS means, that you have to deal with fragmentation of your files. Disregarding fragmentation, XFS is a wonderful filesystem which never caused any problems here. To check fragmentation, we use the xfs-debug tool in read-only mode: xfs_db -c frag -r /dev/sdX# At my server it would look like that: stargazer ~ # xfs_db -c frag -r /dev/sda7 […]

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