Comprehensive system analysis by SystemTap

As system administrators, we’d better know SystemTap and be able to assemble its existed recipes for comprehensive system analysis. When I am on my way to make a collection of  systemtap scripts, I realize that I should give a brief introduction to this powerful design first, although it has been usable for years. From its […]
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How to skip updating certain packages by YUM

I’m runing RHEL/CentOS for a group of database servers, and they mainly use MySQL for productive services. Recently I noticed that MySQL’s new feathers and bug fixes that comes from system updates make little sense to our needs, so I’m planing not to apply these changes on our live servers, unless it’s really needed.
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