Before Fedora 36 it was a bit problematic to automatically sign kernel modules the same way Ubuntu does that. But starting with this release, you can do that in just a few easy steps. Here’s how to automatically sign NVidia kernel module in Fedora 36.Continue reading
If you’ve been using Java for a while, you might have noticed that starting with Java 11, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) doesn’t have a separate distribution anymore, it is only distributed as a part of Java Development Kit (JDK). As a result of this change, many official Docker images don’t offer a JRE-only image, e.g.: official openjdk images, Amazon corretto images. In my case using such an image was resulting in an app image of 414MB, where the app itself was only taking around 60MB. What a waste of space!
But fear not, as I’m going to show you how to reduce Java docker image size dramatically.Continue reading
If you’ve migrated to Fedora from Ubuntu and you have Secure Boot enabled, you might have noticed a significant difference between the 2 distros: Fedora doesn’t automatically sign NVidia kernel module like Ubuntu does. This article is to help you make Fedora as comfortable to use as Ubuntu is in that regard.Continue reading
If you’re using Liquibase for database versioning with Kubernetes to deploy your app, you might have faced an issue when a migration gets stuck because Liquibase can’t acquire lock. It might look somewhat like this:
liquibase.exception.LockException: Could not acquire change log lock. Currently locked by LockOwner ... at liquibase.lockservice.StandardLockService.waitForLock(StandardLockService.java:236) at liquibase.Liquibase.update(Liquibase.java:184) at liquibase.Liquibase.update(Liquibase.java:179)
It’s not uncommon for a software engineer to find themself blocked. The reasons might vary: it could be a high uncertainty, when it’s unclear how exactly to implement the feature; or it could be a tech decision to take having multiple options with their own pros and cons. With this article I want to share the way I take decisions in such cases and how it might help you to unblock yourself.Continue reading