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Name: Patrick Mochel
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Well, a month later, and I decided to write to myself again. Once a month ain't bad. People shouldn't think that I'm that crazy for writing to myself once a month.

I'm not really sure what I have to say today. My life is currently all about the 2.6 kernel and managing deadlines for various conferences.

The code freeze for 2.5 is looming. I don't really care. I have all necessary changes in. At least, I think I do. I suppose something could come up, but I'll deal with that if/when it happens. The last fews cleared up the last of my pending changes: I finally shrank the sysfs methods so that attributes may look like

struct device_attribute {
        struct attribute        attr;
        ssize_t (*show)(struct device * dev, char * buf);
        ssize_t (*store)(struct device * dev, const char * buf, size_t count);

It was somewhat of a PITA, as I initially removed the 'size_t count' parameter from the store() methods, and Linus pulled while telling me it was bad interface. 'Well duh, of course it is,' I thought. So, I had to re-fixup all the implementors. Ugh.

I leave for sunny Australia in three days. I can't wait to be someplace above freezing.

Speaking of freezing my cute little buns off, I found this chart of wind chill the other day.

The deadline for OLS paper proposals is coming soon (in two days). I need to figure out something to talk about. Or, decide to talk with Greg. Blah.

After several years of having this account and never doing anything with it, I decided that today was a fine day to start using it.

I'm not a big fan of diaries, as I feel like I'm wrting to myself. I talk to myself enough as it is, writing it just seems weird..

Today is another cold, sunny day in Springfield, IL. It is warming up, and should only get down to 27 tonight.

I'm working on a paper for the Australian Linux Conference on the Linux Kernel driver model work that has taken over my life, er I mean, that I've been working on for the last 1.5 years. So far, it's a 36 page Masterpiece, with 4 days to review, revise, rewrite and submit it. The current draft can be found on It's in Star Office format.


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