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Still jobless!
Food and water getting scarce!!

Well this is week 7 since I've been layed off. The job situation has been kinda bleak. There seems to be more jobs now that it's after the holidays but I still dont have one. This is the second time in 2 years that I have been layed off.

Is there any hope that the economy will turn around?

I've been working on a few different things.

MySQL cluster: Brian Aker (krow) and I have been discussing different ways to make a MySQL cluster. All of the known ways seem to have faults. I went ahead and made one that uses PVFS. What I did was make one master/metadata server and 3 IO servers. PVFS distributes a files data between the IO servers. The master keeps track of the meta info and where what parts of the file are on what server. I built MySQL on the master server and made the MySQL database files sit on the PVFS filesystem. Unfortunatly the benchmark results were very poor. So right now I'm playing around with the MySQL code to maybe have it use the PVFS library. This might help with the speed of it. There are a couple of other things I might try to see what speed increase I get.

Honeynet Project: The Linux kernel patches I put together were mentioned in the honeynet projects white papers "Know your enemy: Honeynets". This was a pleasant surprise.

openMosix: I havent done a whole lot for openMosix these last few days. But I have some plans in mind about openMosix's filesystem oMFS. I'm still thinking about it though so nothing I want to make public yet.

Well.. thats it.

I've been working some on the openMosix project. I did some kernel cleanup recently that should be applied shortly. I also have some more cleanup patches to send in soon. Nothing big. Mainly trying to get the openMosix code cleaned up so that we can get it included into the linux kernel. Hopefully that will happen come the 2.7 kernel series. We shall see....

I've also been hacking on some kernel patches for the honeynet project. The patches impliment command logging to syslog or a file. You can get them here for anyone interested in them. I also worked on a terminal patch for the linux kernel that logs all terminal input and output to a file. But so far it doesnt look very feasable to do. It seems to log everything.... including term settings. So for now it's going on the back burner.

Well thats about it for now.

Decided to rewrite the openMosix userland code. The current version is based off a old Mosix version that was GPL'd. But we really need our own if you ask me and so far David Santo Orcero, Jeff MacDonald, Rodrigo Henriquez, and myself are going to rewrite it from the ground up. I might have to put it off for a little while though because of some personal things going on in my life, but it shouldnt be too long.

I recently setup LXR for openMosix at this site. It's a very useful tool for learning the openMosix kernel code and also good for developing if anyone is interested in helping.

Thats about it for now.

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