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  1. Pondering e4rat - will it speed up GNU/Linux boot times ?

    by , 07-Aug-2011 at 02:16 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    This morning I read of e4rat which will purportedly significantly reduce GNU/Linux users boot times (for those with ext4 / partition (which is nominal)). e4rat ? Stands for "Ext4 - Reducing Access Times" and it purportedly is a toolset to accelerate the boot process as well as application startups. Through physical file reallocation e4rat purports to eliminate both seek times and rotational delays.

    The project home page is here with some interesting boot charts: e4rat of ...
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  2. Berkeley Packet Filter Just in Time compiler and The Linux Kernel 3.0

    by , 06-Aug-2011 at 20:10 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    I noticed a new addition to the Linux Kernel 3.0 which was called the "Berkeley Packet Filter Just in Time compiler". This seemed intriguing to me though I admit to not knowing how to make use of it. The H Open link on the subject is as follows:

    Kernel Log: Coming in 3.0 (Part 1) - Networking - The H Open Source: News and Features

    Just in time

    The netfilter code now includes a "Berkeley Packet Filter Just-in-Time Compiler" for x86-64 systems.
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    Updated 26-Mar-2013 at 17:54 by jdmcdaniel3

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  3. Purchase considerations for a new netbook

    by , 24-Jul-2011 at 01:38 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    My wife is looking at purchasing a new netbook, and we have spent the past couple of days looking at new netbooks. Her selecting the model of netbooks she wants to examine, and me checking for GNU/Linux compatibility BEFORE the purchase. She still has not purchased one, but its possible she will do so before end of this weekend (23/24-July)

    GNU/Linux compatibility references:

    For GNU/Linux compatibility I normally check here:
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    Updated 26-Jul-2011 at 02:39 by oldcpu

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  4. GNU/Linux and openSUSE power management regressions

    by , 02-Jul-2011 at 02:15 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    There are tidbits elsewhere in openSUSE forums on this possible Power Management regression topic, plus a number of articles on the Phornoix web site, and after a recommendation to do so, I thought I would start a blog entry on the GNU/Linux Power Management regressions impacting openSUSE, and some work arounds ( ! ).

    Originally, my posts on this topic was in an openSUSE forum thread here: Possible Power Management regressions in recent Linux kernels ?

    In that I noted ...
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  5. MMCHECK - Version 2.45 - Check Your Multimedia in 16 Steps - Bash Script File

    by , 28-Jun-2011 at 18:12 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    I have updated mmcheck to version 2.45 for use with openSUSE 12.1 & 12.2, added in checks for the all new mplayer files and for the changes made in Packman.



    Before using mmcheck, always consult the following thread for the proper way to setup your multimedia in openSUSE.

    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

    The newest version of mmcheck is too large to be ...

    Updated 26-Mar-2013 at 18:21 by jdmcdaniel3

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