Reputation
7,112
Top tag
Next privilege 10,000 Rep.
Access moderator tools
Badges
15 25
Newest
 Nice Answer
Impact
~351k people reached

Feb
3
comment Linux doesn't recognize windows on installation
This is a fine question for this site, but it is lacking some important detail. Please run a live-cd (or thumbdrive) and boot but don't install the distro. Once you can get a shell, run sudo fdisk -l and add that partition listing into your question.
Jan
30
comment who controls a linux service?
When you find yourself doing the same task repeatedly on a computer, write a program (shell script) to do it for you. And yes, the profusion of service managers is obnoxious but I don't see it getting better anytime soon.
Jan
26
comment Repeatedly ziping a file that is newly created, but identical, however the shasum of the zip keeps changing
I don't understand what you are trying to achieve. The output of git rev-parse <REV> is SHA-1 hash of the specified revision, unique across all revisions of the repository. Why you would zip such a small string and then checksum the zipfile is a mystery.
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
answered Does a Linux server use swap space of an SSH client?
Dec
19
comment Generic shared resource locking techniques - is flock the solution?
To support @WarrenYoung's point, using files or directories as poor man's semaphores dates back to when semaphores didn't (portably) exist. If I found myself needing a mutex on the local machine, I'd probably use a POSIX semaphore because that's they were invented for.
Dec
18
answered creating a custom service on ubuntu
Dec
18
comment Generic shared resource locking techniques - is flock the solution?
Is this file accessed across the net, for example, NFS or SMB/CIFS? There are a number of processes that have to coordinate flocks across those protocols and it will, of necessity, be slower than a local file.
Nov
13
comment How do I sftp to a server if the username contains @ symbol
+1 "Ok, my boss did."
Nov
4
revised Is my linux mint box vulnerable to Shell-Shock attacks? How might I remedy that?
edited title
Oct
26
comment Who wrote the “Linux kernel” (Linus Torvalds and his team)?
@jlliagre Nope: "An operating system (OS) is software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. The operating system is an essential component of the system software in a computer system. Application programs usually require an operating system to function."
Oct
26
comment How can I prevent disk I/O from taking over my CPU?
If you've got more than 8 threads in disk-wait, the cores may report that they are idle, but the bus is jammed with the disk blitting blocks to core. Given any architecture I can bottleneck it with some arbitrarily large load; you found your limit.
Oct
26
comment Who wrote the “Linux kernel” (Linus Torvalds and his team)?
"Typically an OS would having a kernel, having one or more compilers…" nope. The OS is the kernel and nothing more.
Oct
24
comment pthreads and vfork
+1 thanks for promoting this to its own question. @Mat has already given a fine answer; anything I could add would be redundant.
Oct
23
comment When vfork is called is parent process really suspended?
Please present this as a new question and I'll be happy to. I'm not trying to be obnoxious, but them's the StackOverflow rules (and they make sense for a site that wants to be pure Q&A)
Oct
23
comment When vfork is called is parent process really suspended?
Yes, it is correct. Your test code contains actions that you don't fully understand, in particular how sleep() is implemented.
Oct
23
comment When vfork is called is parent process really suspended?
What this demonstrates is that if you write to the parent dataspace prior to vforking, then all the threads will have the same value for for that variable. It also shows that you don't understand how sleep() is implemented. Finally, this should be its own question because it is a question, not an answer.
Oct
15
comment CentOS 6.5 : machine with more that 1 TB RAM => “no free pages available” on boot
+1 self aanswers are good for SE, thanks for sharing what you learned.
Oct
10
comment Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up
You changed nothing about the theme, but then you did change the theme. You've given us incomplete information as to what might have caused the problem. That's forgivable for a newbie. I'd reload the system from scratch and not touch any setting and see if that allows you play rogue (which was a bit too important to me in times past, too :)
Oct
10
answered mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page