As some of you might have noticed, i've been rather inactive lately. This was largely because:
 Final Exams at school.
 I've been spending a lot of time lately gaming.
And now i'll shamelessly continue not being active for a while more. Now that i'm on my summer vacation, I want to take a good rest for a while. I'll be back.
I've never known what a blog is.
Binary LOG? That wouldn't make tonnes of sense.
Am I to expect others to read my blogs?
Will this appear anywhere on kerneltrap.org that is
accessable to others? (Hello everyone)
My Debian GNU/Hurd J2 CDs are in the post, should be
arriving some time this week.
That's all the news.
Wow, it's been a while. Well, I ended up doing a crippled "map shm with 2M/4M pages" flag instead of MPSS, lazy_buddy has pretty much been killed, shared pagetables ended up getting done by dmc, and gang allocation stuff by mbligh. Ugh =(
At least -for_each_task went somewhere. Now I'm pretty much doing hugetlbfs maintenance and doing seek & destroy on various kinds of braindamage.
thanks to slashdot for this one - hope this helps us all!
On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Richard J Moore wrote:
> Are you sure? Isn't what Linus is saying is that he understands that some
> problems can be solved using dumps, some from the oops message and some by
> source code inspection and some by others means. But, he's not interested
> in a timely resolution;
Ok, with tons of explanation:
...if by hacker you mean created your first diff for public consumption :-)
Murphy's Law came through again... Shortly after I lost internet access (a temporary state) the server hosting KernelTrap suffered a hardware failure. Fortunately with a little creative shuffling the site is back up again, restored from a backup...
And so, once again I'm searching for a new home for the KernelTrap web pages. Anyone who's in a position to make me an offer I can't refuse, drop me an email here: email@example.com I've begun exploring the options...
Sorry for that long hiatus. I kinda got tired of tracking mailing lists, and decided to take a not-so-short break. Even went as far as unsubscribing from linux-kernel; and i stopped visiting kerneltrap regularly.
I like what one anonymous user had to say about the naming conventions for linux(original in quotes) :
"Here's what i suggest. Mind it's just a suggestion, and nobody will consider it serious, but i like to hear myself talk :P
First off I don't believe there have been improvements so vast as to support a change from 2.4 to 3.0, but it's just a number, as linus said. Secondly I do think more attention should be given to current code and stabilizing it. The 2.4 kernels i've used are abhorrently far less stable than 2.2 kernels of the same revision/minor number. I've also had a few issues with the current VM and feel that it's not ready for 3.0. But i'll live with it if we have to go there.
It's going to be difficult for me to post news to KernelTrap for a while. Likely for the next few weeks my postings will be quite infrequent. After that time, I do intend to resume maintaining the site as per normal.
Ugh, my provider has been switching my IP on a nearly hourly basis for the past week or so - my mail is off in never-never land. I've put together a workaround, once the DNS TTL's expire, then I'll be able to catch up on the various mailing lists again.
However, come the end of the month I intend to move, so there will be another stretch of downtime as I get setup in my new house. In other words, stories will be infrequently posted for the next few weeks...
Started seq_filing net/ipv4, up to now /proc/net/arp is
converted, now to /proc/net/route, that seems it'll be
New year's resolution: stay _awaayyy_ from linux/drivers/
Since Linus has encouraged more regular users to use 2.5.40, I downloaded, compiled and started using it last week. The following are some thoughts from using it at work. First impression: it still has some stability problems. Linus released .41, I should see whether that fixes some. Problems: occasionally XWindow will simply die. Not freeze, Server will restart, dumping all open programs and returning me to KDM. Not nice. Yestreday it happened 3 times. First was after running ~5 hours, with lots of programs open. The second was about 3 hours later, with fewer programs working, and the final was when I logged out. Well, the last one was different because the system did freeze. Unfortunately it was at quitting time and I was in too much a rush to get out of here (us hourly workers are often like that :) )
Two months ago our CTO/CIO (not really certain which title she has) decides to investigate Linux and other Open Source operating systems. Not coincidentally this was the same time the new Microsoft Licensing Scheme started. It fell upon me to investigate these 'alternate' OSs, since I was the only one to have extensive use of anything besides Windows.
Brief rundown: most of my OS use can be classified as Commercial Desktop/OS. MacOS 6-9, OS/2 2.xx (never got to play with Warp or newer although I always wanted to), MS-DOS 3.xx-7.00, IBM-DOS 7.xx, FreeDOS (about 8 years ago, it's come a long way since then), BeOS, Linux (since 1995) and well, you get the picture.
Converted X.25, Appletalk, LLC, IPX and pppoe to seq_file
so far, the struct sk_buff will probably hit mainline just
before halloween, all looking good so far :-) Also gave
an interview for an Italian magazine.