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Software Engineer & Architect & Evangelist & Pundit & Skeptic

Started with Unix in 1984. I have no recollection of what version but was labeled IBM, maybe a Unix-style shell on mainframe?, then to Apple ][ (who didn't?), Windows, Linux and AIX in 1993, OS/400 in 1997. Back on Windows now as a client only to my Linux boxen in the "cloud."


Oct
18
accepted No >256MiB RAM DIMM for Dell Latitude CPx?
Oct
18
comment No >256MiB RAM DIMM for Dell Latitude CPx?
Thanks Chris S.
Oct
18
asked No >256MiB RAM DIMM for Dell Latitude CPx?
Oct
7
answered Is kernel a process?
Oct
6
asked Dell D630 speaker/microphone->headset jack converter?
Jan
14
accepted Windows registry entry for swapping tilde/backtick and escape keys?
Jan
14
comment Control-Backspace (unix-kill-rubout) for readline?
Hi, .inputrc actually says unix-kill-rubout, I don't know why I kept thinking it was unix-kill-word. Regardless, it still just asks like regular backspace.
Jan
14
revised Control-Backspace (unix-kill-rubout) for readline?
Misnamed.
Jan
14
asked Control-Backspace (unix-kill-rubout) for readline?
Dec
29
comment Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Appears as though any given time delta is not consistent with a sum across the /proc/stat!
Dec
29
revised Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
added 671 characters in body
Dec
29
accepted Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Dec
29
comment Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
How does one activate the timer_stats? Correct, the 'jiffies' is an arbitrary increment in this case as long as the various /proc/PID/stat files report a metric that is equivalent to some total I can use to calculate relative %s. OK, so there is a "jiffies" line in /proc/timer_list, I'll update original post.
Dec
29
comment Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Right, but to find the total # of jiffies since start, would one not do something like awk '/^cpu/{print $2+$3+$4+$5}' /proc/stat?
Dec
29
comment Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Is this not only for user time for which the cpu was scheduled? The others being nice, system & idle?
Dec
29
asked Linux: obtain current # of jiffies since reboot
Dec
28
comment Why can't Unix users renice downwards?
Should we not consider nice values [-20,-1] to be system priorities vs. the user 'space' [0,19] I get what you're saying but I'm of the recent persuasion that user processes should be able to re-prioritize themselves or their children...at least from a base priority set by root?
Dec
28
comment Why can't Unix users renice downwards?
Not necessarily. For instance, user renice could not drop below 0.
Dec
28
asked Why can't Unix users renice downwards?
Dec
19
comment 3-headed display with Dell Latitude D630 & port replicator possible?
How about the s-video out, does this apply to the 2 of the 3?