1. Httpd semaphores

    Recently we encountered some strange issues with httpd on some of our CentOS 7 machines during my current project.

    Through our pipeline we restart httpd several times which sometimes leads to this error:

    Apache: [error] (28)No space left on device
    

    After some research we found out the semaphores were all being used blocking httpd daemon to restart.

    The list of semaphores can be fetched by issuing

    # ipcs -st
    
    ------ Semaphore Operation/Change Times --------
    semid    owner      last-op                    last-changed
    753664   apache      Not set                    Mon Feb 17 20:20:47 2020
    786433   apache      Not set                    Mon Feb 17 20:20:47 …

  2. SSH acces on Lacie Network Space 2

    Recently we installed a Lacie Network Space 2 at home. Easy to share documents on the LAN network, having a central place for common media etc. After playing around with it I wanted to see if it's possible to gain access to the underlying operating system of it. On that way I could for example use this access to wake up a pc with wake on LAN.

    And guess what, it can be done and thanks to a script of a guy Andreus it's even very easy! I found a forum post about his work and tested it successfully with …


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