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Isolation is the I in ACID, one of the 4 famous properties in database transaction.

Isolation level play a critial role in concurrent scenarios. Higher isolation level offers better gurantee of data consistency, however worse performance in concurrency.

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In golang, you can’t directly compare bool value and int value, and you can’t print bool value as digit 1 or 0 using fmt.Printf(). the best way is to convert bool variable to int.

How to do that? A most common way is to write a conversion function like this one.

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Nginx can gracefully upgrade without shutdown the existing server. Detail upgrade process can be found at the nginx document

In short,

  • Build a new nginx binary, move it to /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx
  • Send a USR2 signal to existing nginx process, the this process will execute new binary, the new binary will accept requests with the old one simultaneously.
  • If nothing wrong, send WINCH(optional) and QUIT signal to stop old process.

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Brief Note of Docker
27 August 2015


On linux, follow the installation guide

On OSX, install boot2docker(deprecated) or Docker Toolbox which is recommended on docker official document.

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By default, openvpn traffic only local network traffic through vpn. We can config openvpn client to route all ipv4 traffic through vpn, such as the advanced option in tunnelblick. However, some other vpn clients like zerotier, whose client is not sound enough, thus we have to route these traffic manually.

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When rename a directory which contains submodule using command git mv old new, and then check status with git status, an error will occur like

fatal: Could not chdir to ‘../../../../../lib/hiredis’: No such file or directory fatal: ‘git status –porcelain’ failed in submodule lib/hiredis

because git won’t rename the path of submodule in the configuration files automatically. Thus we must edit these configs manually.

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*.crt Client certificate

*.key Client private key

*.takey OpenVPN TLS auth key

ca.crt CA root certificate

Server ip & port

Encryption Cipher Method, AES-256-CBC etc.

Hash Algorithm, default SHA1

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One of the leecode problem quotes Roman Numberal. Out of curiosity, I query some document about Roman Numberal, wikipedia and Roman Numerals Chart

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The installation is based on a debian jessie (server) with two network interface. eth0( connects to internet, eth1( for intranet configured for with fai server.

dhcp server

Firstly, configure fai server with a static ip, edit /etc/network/interfaces

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Official document gives an example of gmail configuration, however, it’s slightly different when it comes to tencent exmail server.

Edit the configuration file /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb

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