filesystems

The pydf command displays the amount of used and available space on your file systems, just like df command, but in colors. The output format is completely customizable.

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If your network is heavily loaded you may see some problem with Common Internet File System (CIFS) and NFS under Linux. By default Linux CIFS mount command will try to cache files open by the client. You can use mount option forcedirectio when mounting the CIFS filesystem to disable caching on the CIFS client. This is tested with NETAPP and other storage devices and Novell, CentOS, UNIX and Red Hat Linux systems. This is the only way to avoid data mis-compare and problems.

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kfsmd is an interesting tool to keep track of changes in your filesystems. This tool based upon inotify which is a Linux kernel subsystem that provides file system event notification. Useful for file auditing. From the article: Applications can ask the Linux kernel to report changes to selected files and directories. I created the Kernel […]

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