Continued work on my current pool of projects (work,
hobby) while being taken in by a variety of April Fools
the web. Had dinner at a great little vegetarian
in Northampton, MA. Went to a 1900->2000 time capsule
at Mt Holyoke College, where it was discovered in front of a
audience that the box was soldered shut, requiring a
extended wait while appropriate tools were identified to
the box without damaging the contents. Turned out that the
Mt Holyoke class of 1900 had quite a sense of humor...
FreeBSD capabilities are progressing--wrote about 10 pages
of man pages, and cleaned up supporting libraries. Should be
ready to put a version online RSN.
Haven't made much progress on extended attributes, as I'm
for some feedback before pushing it out the door, as it's
to be a little more on the controversial side: the often
infrequently used method of choice for file system extension
FreeBSD is layering, and I am not using it for this :-).
stacked file systems offer a number of architectural
there are serious problems with the supporting
currently, although efforts are underway to correct this.
until it's fixed, I still have work to do, so extended
are part of my base version of FFS. I also suspect that
itself is broken into layers (namespace vs. filestore)
as extended attributes cannot reasonably be implemented as
layers, due to the issues associated with hard links,
Work continues as usual: quite hectic with many impending
deadlines, both for NAI/TIS stuff, and contract
Given the choice of falling behind or canceling commitments,
I always seem to choose falling behind. Not clear that this
a healthy habit.