patch 45 commentaried. this patch breaks a task into its components, serializing them and transmitting them across a socket. technically, the process never dies locally, so its memory is NOT freed. the 'root node' of your LinuxPMI cluster needs to have all the memory to contain all the processes, even if this memory is not kept in sync by a task when its remote.
In my personal life, I've had a whole bunch of my property stolen, and know the person who did it. despite that, the law is virtually useless here. I've only been able to find one item of mine in a pawn shop, and had to basically force the local police to take it off the shelf. even after that, I don't get to keep it. My understanding of the way law works here, the pawn shop keeps it, until I pay them what they paid for it back at a hearing. Only, the thieves traded for store credit, which is full shelf price. I might as well have bought my stuff off the shelf.
And it will still take months.
So, I'm out some $7000 in property. Just what i needed, to have a DARKER world view.
At least I've gotten moved out of the place that was all stolen from, and seem to have landed amongst a bunch of good people. Its strange, I haven't really experienced a good sense of community before. I've always had bad luck, being good to bad people. I'm glad to have that, otherwise, I'd be in a much darker place, internally.
I've lost my dayjob, good riddance. Ever since i took it back, the manager in question has never been able to talk without lieing to me. I was WAY tired of that. When you quit, and your boss quits with you, don't go back. If i hadn't gone back, I think I would have done much better at some of the high profile interviews I had shortly after taking it back. Hindsight is 20/20.
I've got a new job somewhere on a string, heres hoping that string doesn't get severed. Its 100% open source work, but in an even less 'Enterprise' environment than I've been working in, for the last.. god, 7 years?
At least I got through this patch. Only 53 more to go until release!