[Beowulf] { hopefully on topic } tools for measuring dir sizes and growth trends on 30TB+ scale-out NAS?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jul 3 17:14:04 PDT 2013


On 07/03/2013 08:00 PM, Geoff Jacobs wrote:

[...]

>> RGB mentions the figurative use of a "sucker rod" and the related
>> flogging. (I am assuming that he was using a short length of the rod..
>> The full 20 feet or so is a bit unwieldy) {I can't recall how to search
>> the archived list so I can't provide specifics)
>>
>> Spinal Tap's manager Ian Faith seemed to favor the use of a sturdy
>> cricket bat to gain the attention of the listeners.
>
> What about a clue-by-four?

Being a fan of some recent animated movies like MegaMind, I like the 
"Forget Me stick". 
http://movieclips.com/PNA2r-megamind-movie-the-forget-me-stick/

Or from BOFHism:  the LART 
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lart

I have to admit, that the first time I heard about a LART I almost fell 
over laughing.  And shortly thereafter personally witnessed the specific 
need for one.

But James Cuff has a great story about the need for LART on his blog 
http://blog.jcuff.net/2011/12/cautionary-tale-about-storage-and.html
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