Fresh from the Christmas staff party for a lot of Icinga team members, comes a rather different Christmas song.

We hope you all enjoy it, and you can start relaxing for the upcoming holidays.

Kudos to Thomas Gelf for the lyrics!

Icinga (Jingle Bells)

Trav’ling through the world, with a sexy fancy toy,
To the valley for a show, coding is a joy.
Forking like a king, while all my servers cry,
All the cores are jumping in, go threading, be not shy.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

A day or two ago, my tears not even dried,
Another fancy patch, came out and made me cry.
The patch was lean and lank, but still it didn’t solve
The problems there I had, I’d say they did evolve.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

A day or two ago, the story I must tell,
Being at a customer, processors burned like hell.
Mister Gun’ar riding by, with Michael at his side,
They coded day and night, for fun and for their pride.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.

They managed it to keep, the load now pretty low,
But that’s just half the fun, so let instructions flow!
Context switches rock, and databases burn,
Hardware has been built for use, so let the spindles churn.

I-cin-ga, I-cin-ga, Icinga all the way,
Oh! What fun it is to fork on all my cores at once.