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Computer addict since the C64, Software Engineer since 2000.

Unless otherwise noted, all my sources are released under ​Creative Commons CC0 (i.e., Public Domain for all practical purposes except in name due to a braindead restriction in German copyright law).


Mar
15
revised Mounting system directories from network
added 60 characters in body
Mar
15
accepted Mounting system directories from network
Mar
10
comment Invoking vi through find | xargs breaks my terminal. Why?
Huh... the trick there is the + (instead of "the usual" \;) to get all the found files into one Vim session -- an option I keep forgetting about. You are right, of course, and +1 for that. I use vim $(find ...) simply out of habit. However, I was actually asking for why the pipe operation screws up the terminal, and grawity nailed that with his explanation.
Feb
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
17
comment Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount
As I said above, pretty much obvious once I got my mind out of the tight little corner of being hell-bent on using the NFS mount directly. Thanks.
Dec
17
accepted Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount
Dec
15
comment Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount
@ekaj: So painfully obvious that I stared at my monitor for a minute trying to figure out why I had been so blind. Especially since I have an empty USB drive sitting right next to me on the desk... turn that into an answer and you get the checkmark.
Dec
14
asked Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount
Nov
27
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
23
accepted Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
Nov
23
revised Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
Added NAS brand in title as it turned out to be topical.
Nov
23
answered Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
Nov
22
comment Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
@KyleJones: Still no success at reliably reproducing the symptoms. But by now I can say that it even freezes user input at the console (i.e., system doesn't react to keyboard strokes), which makes me suspect a kernel issue. And no, it's not energy savings mode - it doesn't only happen at the first few accesses, but intermittently. I scrapped the "shared home" setup, and hope it gets better when the mount is only a subdirectory of $HOME.
Nov
19
comment Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
@KyleJones: I tried many different approaches, but was unable to reliably reproduce this issue with a given set of instructions. Sometimes access freezes up for several seconds, the next time it's next to instantaneous, then it freezes up again. I tried async and no_wdelay on the NFS server, to no avail. I have no idea how to approach this.
Nov
15
revised apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu
added 101 characters in body
Nov
15
answered apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu
Oct
30
comment Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
Note: I know about the implications of no_root_squash. I might remove the need for it at some later time. This isn't about security.
Oct
30
asked Systems sharing /home via NFS freezing (on ICY BOX IB-NAS5220)
Oct
19
awarded  Notable Question