30 Oct 2003 rml   » (Master)


Mac OX 10.3 is quite nice. Exposé is actually really keen, and the OS now comes with vim(1) (versus vi(1)).

Also, this is really sweet. I would like to play with it under Linux. If you could defer the copy as part of the usual dirtied writeback, you may be able to really mitigate the overhead. Especially if the file is written to (i.e., dirtied anyhow). Interesting idea, if nothing else.


2.6.0-test9 is out. Linus says December for 2.6.0 final. It is looking like it. As usual, I recommend Andrew's 2.6-mm patch.


A patch in 2.6-mm fixes up some high latency spots in the ext3 journaling code. There is a remaining high latency spot in the RCU dcache reaping code, but the requisite parties are looking into it.

workqueue article:

My November 2003 Linux Journal article, Kernel Korner: The New Work Queue Interface in the 2.6 Kernel is reprinted online (and sporting a nice lengthy title).

need new roommates:

One of my roommates is playing an mp3 from Macho Man Randy Savage's (a wrestler?) new rap CD. I need new roommates, stat.

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