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I just pushed up a new version of Satan to GitHub. For the uniformed uninformed Satan is my process reaper for run away unix processes. Satan was designed to work with Solaris’ SMF self-healing properties. Basically, Satan kills while SMF revives. The new version that was pushed up contains HTTP health checks, so Satan now […]

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I have finally nailed out all our issues surrounding Varnish on Solaris, thanks to the help of sky from #varnish. Apparently Varnish uses a wrapper around connect() to drop stale connections to avoid thread pileups if the back-end ever dies. Setting connect_timeout to 0 will force Varnish to use connect() directly. This should eliminate all […]

I finally got around to open sourcing our scala memcached implementation that we use at fabulously40 for session storage. Since wicket sessions can vary greatly in size, using the standard memcached server implementation became impractical due to the slab allocator. The current code on github lacks the ehcache store and an Actor IoHandler adapter. The […]

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