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Multibos

AIX

Over the years, I've fallen in love with the AIX multibos command. Here's a little procedure howto test patches without even a reboot of the system :

  • First, clear out all references to old multibos instances :
# multibos -R
  • mount the patch server directory with the patch bundle :
  • # mount nim:/patches /mnt
    
  • Create a multibos instance of the running kernel and update it :
  • # multibos -Xs
    [...]
    # multibos -Xac -l /mnt/6100-07-07
    
  • Check the Standby BOS and review any problems :
  • # multibos -S
    	MULTIBOS> oslevel -s
    	6100-07-07-1316
    
  • WARNING : adding multibos, will change bootlist, if not wanted, use -t flag :
  • # bootlist -m normal -o
    hdisk0 blv=bos_hd5 pathid=0
    hdisk0 blv=bos_hd5 pathid=1
    hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=0
    hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=1
    

    Luna

    Babies

    You're one in a million
    that's what you are
    to us so very special
    like a bright shining star !


    On March 24th, we got blessed with a baby daughter Luna, 3.4kg and 52 cm large (small).

    The Hobbit : an unexpected journey

    Lord of the Rings

    After the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we have all eagerly been awaiting to venture back to Middle-Earth. Most of the Tolkien fans danced of joy when Peter Jackson announced that the prequel The Hobbit would be poured into 3 movies also. Finally, I had a chance now to see the first part of The Hobbit, called 'An Unexpected Journey'. And it's brilliant.

    A lot of criticism mentioned the slow pace of the movie, but that did not bothered me once. What a beautiful role for Radagast, the odd hermit wizard which hardly got any attention in the Tolkien books. The attention to the Tolkien world has again been so intense, that after the movie I dove into the books to check on some details (who were the two blue Istari which Gandalf says he forgot the names of ? Has Radagast really been into Dol Guldur ? And so on). And Martin Freeman is just brilliant as the young Bilbo, wandering around in the magnificent scenery of New-Zealand.

    Are there no bad points to give out ? Sure, some of the digital hocus-pocus really disappointed, such as the character of Azog, which always remains rubbery and never comes to life. Also, the goblin cave is just a digital splatterfest, and just feels too crammed and noisy onto the screen. The humor that was so prevalent in the book has been cut down drastically so the movie feels a bit too much of Wagnerian proportions. There has also been taken way more freedom into diverging away from the book : Radagast has never been into Dol Guldur and Galadriel was never mentioned in 'The Hobbit'.
    But that's nitpicking.

    Drupal 7

    Computers

    It has been a very long & bumpy road, but I have finally managed to upgrade this site to Drupal 7. Just in time, as Drupal 8 is getting finished and polished. There is still stuff that needs to be converted, most noticeable are the taxonomy_browser and taxonomy_image functionalities, that will be fixed in the next couple of weeks.

    If you see anything abnormal, just leave a note in the reply section !

    Curiosity panorama

    Astronomy

    Here's an interactive panorama of the current Curiosity surroundings. Astonishing !

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