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My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer 3 - 6809-based, running OS-9 Level II. It could run 32 processes at once, due to bank-switching a whole 1 Meg of memory.

After that, I got an AT&T 3b2, also known as a Convergent Safari. This was a Motorola 68010-based desktop.

Then, I graduated to a NeXT black&white "slab". I bought a used SPARCStation IPC in 1995, and put NetBSD 0.9 on it. I ran NetBSD on the IPC and a SPARCStation 10 until 2002.

I've been using Linux since 1997, starting with a DEC Alpha-based UDB, and downgrading to a x86 PC in 2002.

I run Arch linux, on my server and my laptop.


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comment /proc/self/maps - 3rd mapped piece of file?
@psusi - I'm pretty sure that the ELF loader in the kernel doesn't look at the Sections header at all, just the Pheaders. I'm still confused about this, by the way. I was working on a "userland exec" at the time, and mapping in just the 2 LOAD segments works fine for userland exec
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revised How to bring up a wi-fi interface from a command line?
Update because Arch linux has evolved a lot recently.
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comment Which system call is used for modifying file attributes on Linux?
@Melab - chmod() and fchmod() are supposed to act identically, according to the man page. The only difference is chmod() takes a file name, fchmod() takes a file descriptor. "immutable" and "append-only" are a few of the linux file system attributes, so hooking ioctl() would be enough to keep those from being changed.
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answered Which system call is used for modifying file attributes on Linux?
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answered Shell glob expansion after loop variable substitution
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answered Is it possible to call an executable's functions?
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answered Why is using a shell loop to process text considered bad practice?
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answered What does 'stat' mean in this sentence?
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answered Is it possible to see remotely what physical display is showing on linux machine without X?
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answered What's the most effective way to detect nmap scans?
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comment How to use all the inodes
Perhaps some test condition needs to find that it can't create a file. I know I've hit full-disk conditions in production and discovered that the code didn't handle them correctly. Situations like that are really hard to test.
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answered getting an error in aireplay-ng in kali linux
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comment sort not working for similar entries
Check that your sort invocations have the same locale. See: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/12942/…
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revised Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux
fix typo: linx -> linux
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comment Delaying kernel upgrades on Arch Linux
@muru - see updated answer.