“Why isn’t my Docker bind mounted file updating from host to container when I make changes with vim?”

The inodes have it When setting up the TIG stack, I saw that Telegraf has an option to reload its configuration from telegraf.conf, which it does on receiving a SIGHUP signal. Since in Docker, it gets pid 1, reloading config is easy: docker exec -it telegraf /bin/kill -HUP 1 Which worked well. At least until […]

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[workaround] ImportError: libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Too advanced tl;dr: if you have issues and can’t update, you can install the libffi7 package as a temporary workaround After a recent Arch update, python packages / applications using ctypes, such as yt-dlp, were throwing an error: ImportError: libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory or more fully: (you may […]

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Proxmox snapshots: “The current guest configuration does not support taking new snapshots”

Let me snapshot tl;dr: This can happen if you use a storage mechanism that doesn’t support snapshots (see here for more information). However, it seems it can *also* happen if you use external mountpoints. I ran into the issue when trying out a script that backs up proxmox to a borg repository. I checked that […]

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