mathematician1975

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I am a former postdoctoral research mathematician, and now a C++ software developer on Linux and Windows.


Jun
27
comment My process was killed but I cannot understand the kernel notice
@MichaelKjörling Thanks for that - I will take a look.
Jun
27
asked My process was killed but I cannot understand the kernel notice
Jun
18
awarded  Benefactor
Jun
18
accepted What mount option to use for ext3 file system to minimise data loss or corruption?
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
12
awarded  Promoter
Jun
10
asked What mount option to use for ext3 file system to minimise data loss or corruption?
Jun
6
accepted Changed file access to read only but I can still write to the file. Why?
Jun
6
comment Changed file access to read only but I can still write to the file. Why?
Thanks for this answer. I realise now that chmod is not sufficient for my requirements and I need to use chattr +i on my files. Thanks again
Jun
6
asked Changed file access to read only but I can still write to the file. Why?
May
29
accepted Installing a platform driver
May
29
comment Installing a platform driver
Thanks for this - yes the insmod has created an entry in /sys/class/misc/watchdog . The misc seems to refer to the device major of 10 and so now I have all I need to know to create a node with mknod. Thanks for your help.
May
29
asked Installing a platform driver
May
20
accepted What considerations need to be made when choosing the version of kernel for an embedded device?
May
7
asked What considerations need to be made when choosing the version of kernel for an embedded device?
Apr
9
accepted What filesystem offers best protection for securing data against corruption due to power loss?
Mar
26
comment What filesystem offers best protection for securing data against corruption due to power loss?
Thankyou for this answer it is very helpful also. I am mounting the partition that gets written to via sync option in the /etc/fstab file as I understand that this forces the write to happen synchronously. I am assuming that this means that when my file write code returns, then the data has been physically written to the disc. I understood that mounting with sync essentially does the same as calling fsync(my_filedescriptor) after a write. Is my understanding of this correct?
Mar
26
comment What filesystem offers best protection for securing data against corruption due to power loss?
Thanks for this answer. This clarifies things for me considerably.
Mar
25
accepted Does uClibc support using pthreads?
Mar
25
asked What filesystem offers best protection for securing data against corruption due to power loss?