This is heavily inspired by https://wiki.gnupg.org/AgentForwarding but is going to be friendlierContinue reading “Recipe: GPG-agent forwarding”
This post is annectodic, but I figured it could still be helpful in some way, so here I go.
Classic story. At work, the CircleCI CI/CD pipeline of the project I work on, as time went by, became slower and slower. Recently, it reached a bit over forty minutes. I worked on it and brought it back under ten minutes. Here is what I did.
Following some discussions at work and the will of the team to adopt a python code formatter, I set out to explore some of them. No need to say, the contenders had to aim towards pep8 compliance. Here are my findings on three of them.
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I’ve been trying and trying to launch a Neo4j instance on the marketplace without success. It always gave me the nice “success” message, but when I went to the EC2 console: nothing!
I finally decided to do it the hard way: manually. First step: select an instance type. I immediately try to select the same low cost instance I had picked in the marketplace (m3.medium) and to my surprise that type wasn’t there.
Adding 1 + 1, I went back to the market place and tried with an instance type that still exists: m4.large… success!
So I don’t know who is to blame here, but here are my 2 questions to the internet:
- Why do we get the success message even though it doesn’t work?
- Why are unsupported instance types offered in the market place?
I recently deployed a python application in google app engine / container engine. When I went to check the logs, everything was logged at the “ERROR” level even though my application uses python logging properly. As far as I know there are 2 ways to fix that:
- Use the stackdriver client, which requires an additional dependency and somewhat binds your program to google app engine.
- Format the logs in a way that stackdriver can parse them, which is easily configurable.
If you develop a ton of python applications and you need to test under a lot of different versions, and by a lot I mean overlapping major/minor versions (like 3.5.3 and 3.5.4), then a good option is to use pyenv. Along with tox, you can easily test your application against various major/minor versions.
Here is how to do it.
Continue reading “Recipe: Testing multiple python versions with pyenv and tox”
Here is a recipe on how I made those thing work together both on a linux development environment and in production. The important thing to remember is: just like recipes for brownies, there are other recipes to achieve the same thing.
The following steps assume you have a Google cloud account with the proper permissions.
For a few months I have been struggling with small sound issues. It’s hard to put words to describe it, but it was like noise/static here and there, more often than not while playing games and rendering 3D.
I tried reinstalling audio drivers but that didn’t fix the issue. Finally, I found a post (to which I lost the link) with the solution.
While I was looking at StarCluster’s output to help a new user, I realized there was a lot of timeouts. I dug a bit and found out that the command
qacct was too slow. Following the lead, I understood that the said command parses a text file each time it is executed.
After a few years of operations, our main cluster has dispatched over 5 000 000 jobs. The log file parsed by
qacct was about 2Gb in size. Tada! A couple of search queries taught me that OGS, in its install directory (
<path to ogs>/util/logchecker.sh), has a script, ready to be configured, to rotate its logs. I configured and launched it. The timeouts are gone.
Lesson learned: StarCluster/OGS operators, it is important to configure and schedule that script to run every now and then if you want to keep your operations stable.
While working on a C++ program that made use of a Python wrapped library to start a subprocess, when the subprocess crashed I got a
boost::detail::system_signal_exception at the C++ level even though the executing context was still on the python layer. How is that possible?