Questions specifically about Linux, as opposed to Unix-like systems in general, or to questions about a specific distribution or program.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

9
votes
1answer
265 views
+50

Send a packet over the network even when its target is the local host

Under Linux if you send a packet to the address of one of its network interfaces, this packet is routed internally, it is never sent over the network. That's the right thing in 99.99% of the cases. ...
4
votes
1answer
32 views
+50

Are writes to eventfd counted as io?

I am trying to reduce hard-disk activity on my system. Running iotop shows that Eclipse (the IDE, latest version (Luna)) is writing kilobytes of data every few seconds. So I ran strace on the eclipse ...