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To resolve this issue, first list all running jobs


Kill the job

# kill all jobs
salt '*' saltutil.kill_all_jobs

# kill the job with id
salt '*' saltutil.kill_job <job id>


Turn off secure boot in your BIOS.

and then

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') virtualbox

How to check reboots history in Linux

Posted: October 7, 2016 in Linux

last reboot

Background: We have a load balancer powered by LVS + ldirectord. You can find the guide on how to set it up by your own Here.

Recently when we increased the web server pool to 10 servers, we found that the load is not perfectly balanced. After reading some documentation, we found that it could be related to LVS persistence.

Below are some very interesting findings.

quiescent = yes|no

If yes, then when real or failback servers are determined to be down,
they are not actually removed from the kernel’s LVS table. Rather,
their weight is set to zero which means that no new connections will be

This has the side effect, that if the real server has persistent
connections, new connections from any existing clients will continue to
be routed to the real server, until the persistent timeout can expire.
See ipvsadm for more information on persistent connections.

This side-effect can be avoided by running the following:

echo 1 &gt; /proc/sys/net/ipv4/vs/expire_quiescent_template

If the proc file isn’t present this probably means that the kernel
doesn’t have LVS support, LVS support isn’t loaded, or the kernel is
too old to have the proc file. Running ipvsadm as root should load LVS
into the kernel if it is possible.

If no, then the real or failback servers will be removed from the
kernel’s LVS table. The default is yes.

If defined in a virtual server section then the global value is

Default: yes

maintain entry in table (but silently drop any packets sent), allowing service to continue if the ipvsadm table entries are restored.


expire the entry in table immediately and inform client that connection is closed. This is the expected behaviour by some people when running `ipvsadm -C`
expire_quiescent_template - BOOLEAN

0 - disabled (default)
not 0 - enabled

When set to a non-zero value, the load balancer will expire
persistant templates when the destination server is quiescent. This
may be useful, when a user makes a destination server quiescent by
setting its weight to 0 and it is desired that subsequent otherwise
persistant connections are sent to a different destination server.
By default new persistant connections are allowed to quiescent
destination servers.

If this feature is enabled, the load balancer will expire the
persistance template if it is to be used to schedule a
new connection and the destination server is quiescent.


I have one virtual server in my machine and I used to login to it via winscp, but it keeps prompting this error recently.

I turned off the firewall in both client and server (actually no one changed it), still the same.

At the end, I found that it’s because of an IP conflict in my local network …

CentOS: setup command not found

Posted: March 22, 2014 in Linux

setup command is quite convenient for setting up network in RedHat/CentOS. If you didn’t install it during the system installation, you can run the below command to install it.

yum -y install setuptool system-config-network-tui

You may receive the following error when you restart your apache web server

apr_sockaddr_info_get() failed for xxxxxx
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using for ServerName

To fix this error is very simple, just set the ServerName in httpd.conf, for example:

ServerName localhost