sorry for the delay.

At Home.

No more death threats, but I had a thought that it might be as the mutts start on their daily walk they bark for the first hundred yards - maybe we have a night shift worker nearby.  Visited my parents, very relaxing in their rural back garden, shame its a nine hour round trip.

At Work.

Closed lots of escalations that timed out whilst I was on vacation, I always find it slightly disappointing when escalations sort of petter out rather than getting a technical solution. Our sunray server runs us under the Fair Share Scheduler ( man FSS) which is rather good as I spend a lot of time writing testcases to exhibit customer problems. One program I call the "thingy scheduler" it has multiple processes that share a MAP_SHARED segment, in that segment are a load of stacks and contexts, so using setcontext/getcontext and alarm() the contexts get timesliced between the various processes without a hint of libthread. It is all run from a config file and I mistakenly started it with 200 processes and ... no one complained. Instead of swamping the machine I had 29% of the cpu resources.

This morning was taken debating pci bus standards with a third party vendor. The customer has done an excellent job of managing all the vendors and gathering data.  I don't think it is our problem as the defect is observed deep down on a pci bus in a third party pci expansion unit with third party cards and drivers but it is interesting helping them move to a quick solution as well as streching my meagre knowledge of pci standards.

In Between.

Lots of miles in the smart car. ABS worked well when someone failed to stop at a T junction.

Many miles in the Bus, 42 mpg with 6 of us and luggage travelling in comfort.

26 miles on the bike, now were are in GMT I have ditched all the lights but the LED front and back lights.

We are going camping this summer, so with the dogs we need a trailer to hold all the stuff, I need to choose a big suitable trailer -will it be a Ifor Williams one?


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