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rbranson / gist:038afa9ad7af3693efd0
Last active Sep 29, 2016
Disaggregated Proxy & Storage Nodes
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The point of this is to use cheap machines with small/slow storage to coordinate client requests while dedicating the machines with the big and fast storage to doing what they do best. I found that request coordination was contributing to about half the CPU usage on our Cassandra nodes, on average. Solid state storage is quite expensive, nearly doubling the cost of typical hardware. It also means that if people have control over hardware placement within the network, they can place proxy nodes closer to the client without impacting their storage footprint or fault tolerance characteristics.

This is accomplished in Cassandra by passing the -Dcassandra.join_ring=false option when the process is started. These nodes will connect to the seeds, cache the gossip data, load the schema, and begin listening for client requests. Messages like "/x.x.x.x is now UP!" will appear on the other nodes.

There are also some more practical benefits to this. Handling client requests caused us to push the NewSize of the heap up

impressiver / raven-config.html
Last active Nov 13, 2019
Raven.js configuration for logging JavaScript exceptions to Sentry ( Without the added ignore options, you'll quickly find yourself swamped with unactionable exceptions due to shoddy browser plugins and 3rd party script errors.
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<!-- Raven.js Config -->
<script src="{{ JS_PATH }}/lib/raven.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Ignore list based off:
var ravenOptions = {
// Will cause a deprecation warning, but the demise of `ignoreErrors` is still under discussion.
// See:
ignoreErrors: [
// Random plugins/extensions
mikeyk /
Created Jan 16, 2013
Watch_wal-e script
#! /usr/bin/env python
from import SESConnection
import os
import sys
import subprocess
import socket
TMPFILE = '/var/run/postgresql/last-wal-archive-error-file.tmp'
if __name__ == '__main__':
mbulman /
Created Aug 22, 2012
Integrating Alerts via the OpsCenter REST API
import urllib, json, time
def getUrl(path):
""" Makes an OpsCenter API call to the given path """
url = 'http://localhost:8888/%s' % path
contents = urllib.urlopen(url).read()
return json.loads(contents)
def pollCluster(cluster_id):
surjikal /
Created May 23, 2012
Installing a complete monitoring stack on Ubuntu 12.04

Follow these steps to install Graphite on a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 instance. Make sure you read and understand the commands because by the time you read this, things could be outdated.


Installing dependencies

# apt-get install libpq-dev
# apt-get install python-dev python-pip python-cairo python-psycopg2
# apt-get install python-django python-django-tagging
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def run_pg_fouine():
info = host_info[env.host_string]
db_name = info.tags.get('Name')
sudo('perl -pi -e "s/log_min_duration_statement = .*/log_min_duration_statement = 0/" /etc/postgresql/9.*/main/postgresql.conf')
sudo('/etc/init.d/postgresql reload')
sudo('perl -pi -e "s/log_min_duration_statement = .*/log_min_duration_statement = 500/" /etc/postgresql/9.*/main/postgresql.conf')
sudo('/etc/init.d/postgresql reload')
run('tail -n 100000 /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.*-main.log > /tmp/pgfouine.txt')
run('gzip -f /tmp/pgfouine.txt')
mikeyk /
Created Apr 8, 2011
A redis backend for Django Sessions, tested on Django 1.3+
from django.contrib.sessions.backends.base import SessionBase, CreateError
from django.conf import settings
from django.utils.encoding import force_unicode
import redis
class SessionStore(SessionBase):
""" Redis store for sessions"""
def __init__(self, session_key=None):
self.redis = redis.Redis(
krikulis / evserver.c
Created Jan 24, 2011
Simple evhttp example
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#include <evhttp.h>
void process_request(struct evhttp_request *req, void *arg){
struct evbuffer *buf = evbuffer_new();
if (buf == NULL) return;
evbuffer_add_printf(buf, "Requested: %s\n", evhttp_request_uri(req));
evhttp_send_reply(req, HTTP_OK, "OK", buf);
int main () {
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