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8h
reviewed Close 2 consecutive digits using RegEx?
9h
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a /dev/pts alternative on Mac OSX?
20h
revised Parameter passed to Shell script is not getting populated under printf command
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revised How does one set up a Linode with a certain number of inodes?
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comment Using bcache on an USB Stick to reduce Disc access
Old disks + old USB stick as writeback cache? Sounds like a nice recipe to toast your data.
Dec
17
revised Special custom shortcut
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Dec
16
comment Recently Installed Linux Mint And I'm Trying To Back To Windows?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about re-installing Windows. While quite a few people on this site probably have experience with that, you'd be better off on a site that deals both with Windows and Linux - superuser.com for instance. Please do search there before you ask though.
Dec
16
comment Sorting the output of `ps`
Yes, sort order is strange. Can you specify what OS & version of ps you have? (ps -V)
Dec
16
comment Sorting the output of `ps`
PPID is the parent PID. A process can spawn any number (within limits) of child processes pretty much any time it wants. You're showing the parent PID but the child start time.
Dec
15
comment Error occuring resgiter the Redhat 6.4?
Either report the bug as indicated, or post the relevant parts of that log file here. There's absolutely no info in what you posted that could enable anyone to help you aside from wild guesses.
Dec
12
comment Compile Kernel with Own Device Driver
To create a distro, there's actually a lot of docs out there. If you really want to do it completely, check out Linux From Scratch. As for building your own modules, there's a bunch of docs about it available too, including in the kernel source documentation.
Dec
12
revised Elementary OS installation failure
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Dec
11
comment Mount a NFS partition from a NAS server
Tried replacing the IP address with your NAS's actual IP?
Dec
11
comment Why are structured types are referenced by struct tag instead of typename?
Yes. Structs tags live in a separate namespace (this is true for C only, C++ doesn't have this quirk and the typedef "trick" doesn't apply there). As soon as you typedef, you "pollute" the main namespace with struct names.
Dec
11
comment Why are structured types are referenced by struct tag instead of typename?
There's no technical reason, typedef and the struct tag are equivalent. Using struct is more explicit and doesn't pollute the main namespace.
Dec
1
awarded  Revival
Nov
30
comment Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative
Could you please update your question then? Please add at least the sharing_mode attribute and maybe the processor settings (desired/min/max procs and proc units)
Nov
30
comment Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative
The result is negative because your calculation doesn't make sense for an LPAR with shared CPUs. The calculation works for the dedicated case because capped_cycles == total cycles available (nearly). So the percentage is 100*used_cycles/total_cycles == 100*(capped-idle)/capped. In shared mode, capped_cycles does not represent total cycles available at all, so that equation makes no sense there.
Nov
30
answered Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative
Nov
22
revised Merging spreadsheets?
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