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Professional developer. Favorite grunt language - C++. Favorite scripting language - bash

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accepted How portable is this shell assignment?
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asked How portable is this shell assignment?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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comment Converting Linux into a Router- Traffic from eth0:0 to eth0
You'd never use an aliased interface (eth0:0) for a real router. You'd use another LAN card/NIC. If this is just for learning/testing sake that's OK.
Apr
29
comment How does init determine which devices to modprobe?
ok /lib/udev contains some promising stuff... now I have some modules loading automatically.
Apr
29
comment How does init determine which devices to modprobe?
That's what I'm looking at. But it's not entirely clear yet how it does it.
Apr
29
comment How does init determine which devices to modprobe?
Turns out on ubuntu udevd is a symbolic link to system-udevd. But merely starting udevd doesn't make the modules load up and I still don't see what scripts are creating the network card modules. Some modules are specifically added to the running kernel with modprobe directly from init scripts. I can't see that for the network card.
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
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comment How does init determine which devices to modprobe?
kmod doesn't do anything unless it's told. It's what drives it that is of importance to me. i.e. "The Magic". Is this simply done by starting udevd? and what's the difference between udevd and system-udevd that ubuntu has?
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asked How does init determine which devices to modprobe?
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awarded  Yearling
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asked When would you use pivot_root over switch_root?
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comment How to sort big files?
What you describe - splitting sorting then merging and resorting is called a merge sort and it can be very fast because you can parallelise it.
Oct
15
comment Should I run fsck on boot for an amazon ec2 image?
If you really need to, run shutdown -rF now to force a check on boot. It can be handy when it's turned off otherwise.