Living closer to nature means having a higher chance of competing in the great game of “survival of the fittest”. Having had my share of problems with yellow jackets and paper wasps, I want to annihilate them with great prejudice.
Before it gets too warm the nests need to go.
Oh so you can sting? Well I can stab you with a pole mounted knife.
Welcome to freaking wasp central
Bare feet offer optimal traction on a metal roof.
The knife’s angle is perfect for getting in there and cutting the single point attachment of these nests (horrible design btw but I expect no less of wasps).
They will be squashed and buried in snow for good measure.
New hive, with all the bells & whistles
With plastic pierco frames, the smell of beeswax (of which the frames are coated) and pine is great
I recently ran into an issue installing FreeBSD on a system that already had some disks & zpools. Because the disks were partitioned previously, automatic multipath was not an option as the last sector of all hard drives isn’t available to store an ID. The remaining option is to do manual multipath, and it needs to be done every time the system boots.
Here’s an rc script that will run early in the sequence and create a multipath “link” between drives based on their serial number.
# PROVIDES: manual_multipath
# REQUIRE: sysctl
# BEFORE: hostid
echo "> manual_multipath script started"
echo "> linking drives with the same serial number with gmultipath"
devices=`/usr/bin/find /dev -maxdepth 1 -regex '.*da[0-9]*' | /usr/bin/cut -d '/' -f 3`
for device in $devices
serial=`camcontrol inquiry $device -S`
substring=`echo "$serials" | /usr/bin/sed -n "s/|$serial|.*//p" | /usr/bin/wc -c`
if [ $substring -eq 0 ]
for newdevice in $devices
newserial=`camcontrol inquiry $newdevice -S`
if [ "$device" != "$newdevice" -a "$serial" == "$newserial" ]
echo " same as $newdevice!"
counter=`expr $counter + 1`
if [ $found_multi -eq 1 ]
gmultipath create $arg1 $arg2
echo "> manual_multipath script finished, found $counter matches"
Don’t forget to “chmod 555 /etc/rc.d/manual_multipath”.
Lastly, when importing a zpool from the drives you just multipathed, make sure to specify where to look for devices or you might end up importing a mix of multipath and regular devices. Make sure to “zpool import -d /dev/multipath”.
I’m delving pretty deep into FreeBSD, time to grow an epic beard.