Older blog entries for pa (starting at number 1)

Quite a silent week on my behalf. I had an interesting struggle with one of our terminal servers; some processes on it went into 'uninterruptible sleep' while waiting for I/O from NFS, and never woke up, elevating the loadavg of the machine to ~15. Signals didn't help, and I didn't want to boot the box, so I had to play around in kernel space (modify task_struct) to get rid of them. I enjoy this sort of challenges alot, since you always learn something from them.

I was happy to find some bug reports on my new spong Debian packages and spent some time on them. I am trying to get the spong-server and client to run as a non-root user, but am not very confident that the upgrade from older packages will go smoothly once I do this change.

I figured I might actually write something here :-)

Today I was supposed to work on user expiration on our network's user database (we are using RFC 2039, LDAP) but that is kind of boring so I spent the evening working on SILC Debian packages. SILC is a potential project for a secure IRC-like network.

The packages can be found at:

deb http://master.debian.org/~pa/silc/ / deb-src http://master.debian.org/~pa/silc/ /

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