Hello, i’m using software raid in linux for some years now. Recently when playing around a bit i found out a few interesting things, which i don’t want to hide from ya. However, at some parts of my article you might lose data – So always do a backup, and look up everything in the man pages to fully understand what you’re doing – You’re doing everything written here on your own risk.
The usual problem, if you want to set up for example a software raid 5 – You got only 3 discs, you’re first creating the raid array with only 2 and one failed disk. Later then you add the third disk. Something similar is also possible with ZFS using a sparse file. In the following Article i’ll explain how.
I was using OpenSolaris ago some years, i really liked how stable the system was, though due to a few reasons i switched back to linux. For example due to missing energy saving for my CPU (Which is supported in Windows, FreeBSD and Linux, just not in OSOL), missing drivers for my DVB-T Card and i didn’t find out how to use OpenSolaris for Games (at that time i needed a low latency kernel and 1000hz for my gaming mouse – I wasn’t able to configure that properly in OpenSolaris – This isn’t bad at all, i think OSOL was/is more optimized for server usage. However – Some of the features which i had in OpenSolaris i’d love to have at Linux:
To get a bit more experience with avisynth I read a lot of articles and howtos. I think the most important thing when restoring (repairing, enhancing, whatever you like to call it) videos right after de-interlacing (if interlaced) is color correction. So let’s take a look at colors and avisynth.
Just a small guide about how to get avisynth to work in linux using wine.