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Name: Tom Callaway
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Notes: Places of Employment:
Currently working as an engineer for Red Hat, previously worked as miracle worker for Starfire Technology (mostly HA on Linux)

Open Source Roles:
Leading the Aurora SPARC Project

Was a beta- tester for in its early days
Beta-tester for the NCSU realmkit overlay for Red Hat 6.2+
Partial idea inspiration for GTKZephyr not to mention vicious stress testing
Member and former Vice President of the NCSU Linux Users Group

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Roughly 249 srpms to go before I have a base beta package tree. I've been putting a LOT of time into this, but it only compiles so fast, and there is no real buildsystem besides my scripts and aliases.

I really could use this:

Lets see, since the last time I posted here, I've gotten married and visited every state in the midwest.

12 Apr 2003 (updated 13 Apr 2003 at 06:28 UTC) »


cvs glibc rpm vs spot:

cvs glibc rpm: 18
spot: 1

This is driving me nuts. When I build it from source, by hand, on the commandline, it works. When I do it from within RPM, it dies randomly, in random places. :/

i only needed to score once to win. :) I've now got working, recent glibc rpms.


Fry died. Fry was my build box. It used to be an AXi.

I put Fry's hard drives in my U60 (that had no working drives), and Fry lives again. The only downside is that the new Fry has 1/4th of the ram that old Fry did (anyone know where i can get cheap ram for a U60). The upside is that it has two CPUs instead of one (2 X UltraSPARC-II 360MHz).

Also, none of the nextgen Aurora work was being done on Fry, it was all on my SunBlade 100.

No real Aurora code work to mention until I get into Chicago in a week. All the important machines are in piles.


Jakub is my hero. We've got a working elfutils now, and he pointed out something fairly obvious about why perl exploded.

We need to come up with a name for the Aurora code-in-progress branch, e.g. rawhide, but not rawhide, so that I can start synching that tree out to the world at some point in the future. is up and running, I'm going to announce it to the users shortly, and put it on the website. it should make my life a little more organized. I love the increase in users, but it makes the mailing list a difficult place to track bugs.

Real life:

Moving to Chicago on Feb 15th.


I spent a good chunk of the afternoon learning how elfutils worked, added some code to make it build for sparc, then realized, it didn't get me past the error that was stopping the compile. I asked Jakub, and he pointed out the obvious answer. I'm eternally grateful for his patience on stupid questions. :)

It only fails four of the tests now. Its a start. :/

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