[SM-Discuss] Sorcery 1.12 and you
eric at sandall.us
Thu Mar 17 12:37:27 EST 2005
Quoting Andrew <afrayedknot at thefrayedknot.armory.com>:
> Btw, I'd like anyone who has used devel sorcery in the past 3-4 months
> (and has a non-empty /var/state/sorcery/tablet directory) to run cleanse
> --tablet. That should clean up any weird stuff due to sorcery tablet bugs
> I introduced during its development. Ive run it on both my development
> machines and it cleaned everything up. I'd like this to be a
> standard thing people do and I'll probably eventually make it part of
> system-update, theres already a bit of on-the-fly healing in there but
> cleanse --tablet is more thorough.
> For now backup your /var/state/sorcery/tablet, and run it by hand, if
> anything blows up majorly let me know. Hopefully that shouldnt happen
> since it was fine on my boxes which have probably seen a lot more
> development related bugs in that code than most people. In either case,
> worst case scenario you lose the entire tablet, but thats not a huge deal,
> sorcery handles the lack of tablet gracefully, its only a suppliment
> right now.
> Also, you can amuse yourself by running cleanse --tablet coalesce which
> will hardlink identical files together and save you a bunch of space.
> Heres the results on my machine:
> # du -sh tablet/ tablet.backup2/
> 16M tablet/
> 43M tablet.backup2/
> # diff -Naur tablet/ tablet.backup2/
> Thats on ext3 with 4k inodes. A number of small files are identical so
> theres a lot of space saving to be had.
> Enjoy, and dont hesitate to let me know if there are any problems.
Worked great, thanks! :)
On a machine updated from Sorcery 1.10.0 to 1.12.0-rc1 it complained that there
was no tablet directory. :)
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