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Oct
23
comment Is there something like a lorem ipsum generator?
lipsum.com has always been there when I needed it (yes, I know it isn't local, just offering another way).
Oct
22
comment C shell script : how do I compare two strings?
Don't program in csh (or COBOL or [Whitespace](en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitespace_(programming_language) ) if you can possibly avoid it.
Oct
22
answered how to run .dump command in linux?
Oct
20
revised python3 traceback error
added 870 characters in body
Oct
19
comment What does the “interruptible sleep” state indicate?
"Any way for FF to reattach to X?" because I've never been able to figure out how the window can be unmapped/destroyed without the client process getting a signal, I assume that the socket from the FF program to the UI remains open. So long as a process is connected to a socket, I know of no way that any process could tap into that. (Now that you caused me to think about it, I suspect this comes of a protocol error between the X server and client which is insanely difficult (i.e. I'd never try) to debug).
Oct
19
answered What does the “interruptible sleep” state indicate?
Oct
19
answered python3 traceback error
Oct
18
comment How can a filesystem be copied exactly as is?
+1 I think the clue is in the failed boot message in the OP and this addresses it.
Oct
15
comment Using kernel cryptographic functions
I forgot to mention that I also overwrote your "signatures" and your kernel. The kernel is just a file, it has no magical properties, and if I've hacked your machine then no file is safe. To be more explicit, if you don't trust the md5sum file there's no reason to trust the kernel or any other file.
Oct
12
comment Real-World Use of TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT?
Hearing (3) does not guarantee that Server didn't immediately suffer spontaneous combustion after transmission but it does increase the confidence that the Server is ready to receive.
Oct
9
revised Subprocesses of bash/gnome-terminal don't terminate (CentOS/RHEL)
added oddity
Oct
9
answered Subprocesses of bash/gnome-terminal don't terminate (CentOS/RHEL)
Oct
9
comment Accessing Pendrive in Ubuntu using Wine
If you get caught trying to work-around IT policy, no matter how stupid it may be, they can come down on you pretty hard. For "unauthorized use of computer systems" you could risk expulsion from school, firing in the workplace, and/or criminal prosecution in either. How lucky do you feel?
Oct
8
answered Real-World Use of TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT?
Oct
8
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
8
comment Massive, unpredictable I/O performance drop in Linux
"Low I/O performance which persists until reboot" can be a broken/buggy device that seizes the bus too often for too long which is maddeningly hard to diagnose short of swapping out hardware.
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
comment Should I care for applications that increase the system Load in order to prevent overheating?
The output of lm-sensors is very system dependent and will often report sensor data with approximate naming. If that is the only temperature reported by sensors it is almost certainly the CPU temperature. On AMD quad-core cpus (among others), the PCI controller has migrated onto the CPU chip from its historically separate "northbridge" chip.
Oct
7
comment Should I care for applications that increase the system Load in order to prevent overheating?
If the load average (that is, number of jobs in the ready-to-run state) goes above 4, the others will just have to wait. You can't use more than 100% of a core even if there are 23 jobs ready to use it.
Oct
7
comment Why is Linux's filesystem designed as a single directory tree?
+1 nice way to turn the question around