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Jun
6
awarded  Editor
Jun
6
revised Anti-ghosting (NKRO over USB) keyboard
added a reference
Jun
6
asked Anti-ghosting (NKRO over USB) keyboard
Apr
7
comment Linux cache evictions
decreasing surely. Yes they are (decreasing)
Apr
2
comment Linux cache evictions
No - vfs_cache_pressure controls the ratio of meta data vs pagecache retention (at least according to the docs I've read and the experiments I've run)
Mar
27
asked Linux cache evictions
Mar
27
comment What is the correct way of setting up a Squid Proxy in front of wireless router
What is this magic by which "The ISP's static IP will shift to the Linux box"
Mar
27
answered Grep of many keywords over many files: speeding it up
Mar
27
accepted Xorg key clicks?
Mar
27
accepted handling right click with single button mouse (tablet)
Mar
27
answered handling right click with single button mouse (tablet)
Feb
23
awarded  Scholar
Feb
23
accepted Can I read what CCFLAGS were used for building a binary?
Feb
21
comment Can I read what CCFLAGS were used for building a binary?
Thanks Shadok - if you add this as an answer I'll accept it. In my case the code was compiled with gcc 4.5 :) but the binary in question has been stripped :(
Feb
21
comment How to know if a disk is an SSD or an HDD
If this really is a SSD you might want to reformat it to align the erase blocks with the partitions.
Feb
21
comment How do I test that two connected serial ports really transmit data?
I'd have used minicom myself.
Feb
21
asked Can I read what CCFLAGS were used for building a binary?
Sep
17
comment Fast way to copy a large file on a LAN
Runing rsync against a file accessed over NFS means that the entire contents of the file needs to copied over the network at least once. You don't need a daemon to invoke a client/server rsync - just run it over ssh. (it's theoretically possible to invoke the remote end over telnet / rsh - but rather silly to run such a service in practice - ssh doesn't add a lot of overhead).
Jul
24
comment Importance of fsck at boot with Journalled filesystems?
psusi - what have you been smoking? " Disks do not report writes as completed before..." - yes they do. "enable the write cache, which is disabled by default" - not on any disk I've ever configured. "barriers are used to prevent reordering" - but you said I was "conflating ordering with barriers"
Jul
23
answered Importance of fsck at boot with Journalled filesystems?