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High Performance Linux News for Jan 09, 2009

  • int main() vs void main() (2009-01-09 22:33:55)
    Safer Code: "What would be the best way to start a blog that talks about building safer code? Yes, it would be to talk about the first thing you think when you start coding. The "main" function (as seen in C/C++)."

  • Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Wackamole/Spread (2009-01-09 07:33:55)
    HowtoForge: "This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy, Wackamole, and Spread on Debian Etch. The load balancer sits between the user and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content."

  • Linux logical volume manager: basic logic, configuration and usage (2009-01-09 06:03:55)
    Linux lvm - Logical Volume Manager: "This article describes a basic logic behind a Linux logical volume manager by showing real examples of configuration and usage. Despite the fact that Debian Linux will be used for this tutorial, you can also apply the same command line syntax with other Linux distributions such as Red Hat, Mandriva, SuSe Linux and others."