12 Apr 2002 jrf   » (Master)

Well its been awhile. Since Janruary I have been busy and on the road a bit. I took over a unix box for a company in new york, my first sysadmin consulting gig for the company I work for now. It was rough in the start but now things have smoothed over. The project for NetBSD I helped on is wrapping up so I am trying to turn my guns elsewhere. It was a lot of fun working with the kernel and not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, actually, coding was the easiest part. Management and surviving -current builds was 70% of the work. Now I am sort of doing a mixed project, I attended the 4.4-BSD kernels class recently and, of course, just came back with all sorts of great ideas. Out of all of them only one sounded interesting and mostly harmless. I am updating a small collection of load creation tools to run on NetBSD and FreeBSD. So far they work okay. In tandem with that I am writing a tuning paper which is giving me a chance to work with stuff like kgprof and kgmon. So I get to give back some writing, make some neat tools and learn stuff - what fun.

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