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comment What's MINIX 3 performance like?
@forquare, external kvm-ip keyboards and cdrom are often usb; usb sticks and external drives seem quite popular even with the servers, too (it's easier for DC personnel to stick one in, especially if they're using non-enterprise non-hot-swap hardware; heck, even the enterprise hardware often has an internal usb port for a thumb drive)
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comment What's MINIX 3 performance like?
Dear Mrs. Anthon, the question is obviously not about Minix, but indeed about Minix 3.
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comment What's MINIX 3 performance like?
@Anthon, MINIX 3 is rather new, and is claimed to be useful outside of pure research; besides, didn't it receive a 4,5 millions EUR in grant money from the EU for further development? youtu.be/0pebP891V0c?t=4m10s I mean, sure, all the researchy stuff is important, but if there's no USB support, the thing is practically useless.
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revised alternative to “netstat -s”
netstat is NOT deprecated at nowadays; whilst here, fix some grammar, too
Feb
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comment Does sysctl kern.bufcachepercent not work in OpenBSD 5.2 above 1.7GB?
The latest discussion from 2016-02-14, marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=145550665826831&w=2, has it that some variation of the above work was committed on 2013/06/11, only to be backed out on 2013-07-09, and then on 2015/07/19 a partial reimplementation was committed again, introducing bxr.su/o/sys/kern/vfs_bio.c#buf_flip_high, but no actual flipping is done yet, so, as of 2016-02-14, the buffer cache still appears to be limited to the 32bit DMA memory.
Feb
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comment Does sysctl kern.bufcachepercent not work in OpenBSD 5.2 above 1.7GB?
whilst it's an interesting discussion, you're making a premature conclusion here, since later in the very same thread it is revealed that all of those changes have been backed out, and they haven't been fully reintroduced yet, e.g., bxr.su/o/sys/kern/vfs_bio.c#buf_flip_high has been introduced recently, but doesn't actually do any flipping as of today, so, the cache is still limited to 32bit DMA memory.
Feb
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comment FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature
Might not be supported; best to ask on the freebsd mailing lists, including the full dmesg and appropriate sysctl output. Also, I may suggest trying out DragonFly BSD and OpenBSD, to see if that may solve the problem? On OpenBSD, you'd use sysctl hw.setperf to control CPU, and OpenBSD is actually much more popular on laptops than FreeBSD. Also, DragonFly did some power experiments recently, and results were very surprising! See lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2015-July/207911.html lobste.rs/s/vidxex
Feb
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comment FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature
All the hardware is different, you should probably give some more details about your box -- does it have coretemp or other drivers showing the CPU temperature, what is the processor, dmesg etc. Unfortunately, very few people run FreeBSD on the laptop, so, I don't think there's any general and obvious solution here. Perhaps it's just a matter of the power-saving features not being supported for your CPU or chipset?
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comment New line in bash variables
printf "$LS" would also succumb to backslash character parsing, similar to echo
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answered New line in bash variables
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comment New line in bash variables
oh, so, not too surprisingly, the solution is to use printf instead of echo, as echo makes no distinction between actual newlines and \n literals. V=$(printf 'line1:test\\ntest\\n\nline2\n') ; printf '%s\n' "$V"
Nov
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comment New line in bash variables
i don't think this works -- in my case, i'm saving $(git diff), which has mentions of \n that I've added, which subsequently get interpreted as a newline by echo.
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