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Decided to rewrite the openMosix userland code. The current version is based off a old Mosix version that was GPL'd. But we really need our own if you ask me and so far David Santo Orcero, Jeff MacDonald, Rodrigo Henriquez, and myself are going to rewrite it from the ground up. I might have to put it off for a little while though because of some personal things going on in my life, but it shouldnt be too long.

I recently setup LXR for openMosix at this site. It's a very useful tool for learning the openMosix kernel code and also good for developing if anyone is interested in helping.

Thats about it for now.

Been coding alot lately. I started applying some of the kerneljanitors TODO list to the openmosix code. Still have a long way to go though before I really understand it (kernel) all. It's all a matter of time I guess.

Havent been doing much online gaming lately. Dont have the time really. Between work, the family, and my coding projects I dont have much time to play any of the games.

Works been pretty much the same. The normal System Admin stuff.

I havent been coding much lately. I should be working on one of the many personal projects I have. Instead I have been playing on line games. What a waste. Oh well...

I started hacking around with the linux kernel recently. I blew one up the other week like you wouldnt believe. People would have been proud. :-) I'll have to set up logging over serial so that I dont have to copy down the oops message. It's a real pain in the ass.

I set up lxr for the project openMosix that I belong to. We just recently announced the porting of openMosix to IA64 (Thanks Matt).
Well thats about it for today.

15 Apr 2002 (updated 15 Apr 2002 at 16:19 UTC) »

This weekend I rewrote a function that I wrote over a year ago that makes the random quotes for www.chathouse.com The previous function was based on a fixed amount of quotes in a file and this new one doesnt care about how many quotes are in the file. So you can add and remove them as needed.
I also worked on openMosix userland tools. Particulary the setpe code. I'm not done with it yet but I should be able to submit it soon.
Well thats about it for now.....

I've been doing alot of different things lately. At home I've been hacking around with the openMosix userland code. I would like to hack around with the openMosix kernel patch and code but I dont know the linux kernel yet. I'll learn it sooner or later.

At work I've been messing with drbd (http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/reisner/drbd/) and heartbeat (http://www.linux-ha.org/) for a HA Linux NFS server. It's all working well now. I'm stress testing it today. I made a program that copies and deletes files on the drbd partition. Seems pretty stable so far and replication is working. The initial sync is a little slow though. The failover works pretty well too. It takes about 20 seconds or less to failover.

Got my openMosix cluster working finally. I made a foolish error of locking ssh. Everytime I ssh'd to a node and ran a program, proccess migration didnt happen because I locked ssh along with everything else. One needs to unlock it so that his/her proccesses are allowed to migrate to other nodes if need be...live and learn. It's a small cluster but it's enough for me to hack around with the source code and make sure my code actually runs.

Bought 2 old P350's today for my home openMosix cluster. Should have a 3 node cluster up and running this weekend so I can hack around with the openMosix code..

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