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“Well!... That takes the biscuit!”

Joyce, James. The Dubliners

The best way to speed up something is to not do it in the first place.

Kyte, Thomas.


Jan
27
reviewed Reject Replace date with current date
Jan
24
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
18
revised How do fork and exec work?
deleted 51 characters in body; edited title
Jan
15
comment unable to read the output to run the next command
I'm sorry it is not clear what your are trying to do. What are the first two lines supposed to do? Where do you need the PID?
Jan
15
revised unable to read the output to run the next command
added 39 characters in body
Jan
8
answered AIX memory consumption
Jan
7
comment How can I let high priority processes continue when low priority processes are causing free memory to be low
You're dealing with an intractable problem. Think of your RAM as a budget. You have 10$ (~Gb). If you start Firefox (3$), Eclipse (3$), Matlab (3$), you're in budget. If any of those asks for 2$ extra for some fancy feature, you're out of budget and need to make a choice. Swapping enables you to borrow some cash, but comes with a cost. If you're constantly hitting swap, you simply don't have enough RAM for the apps you want to use.
Jan
7
comment How can I let high priority processes continue when low priority processes are causing free memory to be low
ulimits, and the various forms of virtualization and resource limitations (cgroups/zones/domains/whatever) address this sort of issue (and more).
Jan
7
revised Getting the -exec option in find to work
added 42 characters in body
Jan
5
comment Changing variables in a forked process from outside that fork?
@anonymouse: your theory is wrong. You'd get that behavior (assuming proper synchronization) from threads, not forked processes. You'll need something else than the environment for communication (pipes/signals/files/...)
Dec
27
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
23
revised How to kill stubborn process
added 81 characters in body
Dec
22
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
21
reviewed Close 2 consecutive digits using RegEx?
Dec
21
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a /dev/pts alternative on Mac OSX?
Dec
21
revised How does one set up a Linode with a certain number of inodes?
deleted 2 characters in body; edited title
Dec
17
revised Special custom shortcut
edited tags
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)