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The fallocate() Story Continues

Making apps use the fallocate() syscall instead of writing zeros to a file is the preferred way to init a...

Comparison of File Systems And Speeding Up Applications

Update: I've done a newer article on this subject at http://log.amitshah.net/2009/04/re-comparing-file-systems.html that removes some of the deficiencies in the tests...

Startups in 14 sentences

Paul Graham has an article on the top 13 things to keep in mind for entrepreneurs. I have one to...

Making Suspend Safer for File Systems

I saw these File System Freezing patches that got merged into Linus' tree yesterday and instantly thought that these patches...

KVM: Disabled by BIOS

I spent some time fixing this on a Dell Optiplex 755. I thought it was a BIOS update that was...

Laptops: The New Desktops

As laptop sales are outpacing desktop sales and laptops becoming more and more capable, it's no wonder that laptops are...

SPICE demo

Though people by now have a fairly good idea of what Qumranet does and what the product is about, there's...

Mixed Bag

Wildlife: Extinct Tasmanian Tiger's DNA Revived in Mice That's just wonderful if we can save tigers Tech: Getting started with...

The Art of Convincing and the Importance of Freedom

A kid walks to her father. She wants a chocolate. She knows the father can't refuse, but mom has tighter...

Foss.in

Foss.in/2007 is over and I'm back home. The slide deck on my kvm talk is now available. This was the...