synthesizerpatel

less info
362 reputation
210
bio website remix.net
location Santa Cruz, CA
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Jun 12 at 18:00

Turn-ons: Audio DSP, Music Synthesis, Embedded & micro computing, Security, Hacking, OSX, ARM assembly, Python

Turn-offs: eggplants, RAID-5 failures, spiders


Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
Apr
4
awarded  Good Question
Feb
17
answered dd vs cat — is dd still relevant these days?
Oct
17
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
4
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
28
awarded  Supporter
Feb
28
comment Is swap an anachronism?
+1 for solaris truthiness
Feb
28
comment Best way to swap filenames
Something you should be aware of and fear - any program that has an open file handle to either one of those files will retain the open file handle after the rename because it's pointing to the same inode that it had when it originally opened the file. Until all programs that have the files open close them, this will be the case and cause data corruption if you expect that renaming them 'breaks' any existing writer handles.
Feb
27
comment Is swap an anachronism?
Useful to know - and will probably be a future research item to look at - I'd still be concerned about an application filling up my ram by proxy of tmpfs/ramfs in /tmp. That gives me the heebie jeebies!
Feb
27
revised Is swap an anachronism?
Formatting
Feb
27
revised Is swap an anachronism?
added 140 characters in body
Feb
27
revised Is swap an anachronism?
added 140 characters in body
Feb
27
awarded  Critic
Feb
27
revised Is swap an anachronism?
Adding new answer response and links
Feb
27
comment Is swap an anachronism?
Also interesting: solarisinternals.com/si/reading/tmpfs.pdf - The amount of free space available to tmpfs depends on the amount of unallocated swap space in the system. The size of a tmpfs file system grows to accommodate the files written to it, but there are some inherent tradeoffs for heavy users of tmpfs. Tmpfs shares resources with the data and stack segments of executing programs. The execution of very large programs can be affected if tmpfs file systems are close to their maximum allowable size. Tmpfs is free to allocate all but 4MB of the system’s swap space.
Feb
27
comment Is swap an anachronism?
Are you sure that the point about Solaris is still true? blogs.oracle.com/jimlaurent/entry/solaris_faq_myths_and_facts states: Virtual memory today consists of the sum total of physical RAM and swap space on disk. Solaris DOES NOT require any swap space to be configured at all. If you choose this option, once RAM is full, you will not be able to start new processes. I think I see what your point is - if you wanted to mmap something larger than physical ram without the swap you couldn't? (Regardless that mmap is a lazy initializer).
Feb
27
revised Is swap an anachronism?
added 786 characters in body
Feb
27
suggested suggested edit on Is swap an anachronism?