Weblog entry #108 for Steve
There are some mistakes which I frequently make, despite knowing better. These are almost always the result of my fingers being faster than my brain; and that isn't agood trait.
The worst thing is the moment when you realise you've made the same mistake before...
With the intention of curing myself of these stupid lapses heres my list of mistakes I frequently make:
- Typing "killall ..." on Solaris machines.
- Rather than killing all processes with the name "..." this kills all processes. Reboot time.
- Getting the arguments to nice / renice the wrong way round - e.g. "renice -19 -u skx"
- I'd only use nice if the load was very high; so getting the argument the wrong way round and allowing the errant proceses to use more CPU time makes things worse, not better.
I'll update this entry with more as I remember them.
So what do you do wrong most often?
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