Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-08-30
Kano: hi michaellarabel , please check the links in http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjY3NQ
michaellarabel: Kano, the X.Org server has been flaky the past few days
cygoku: I am lost in what will Intrepid Ibex will use, in therm of xorg, mesa, xserver version aswell as ttm vs gem ... will ati support that and dri2 ? man ain't I lost ?!?!
michaellarabel: cygoku: Ibex will use X Server 1.5 / X.Org 7.4 and Mesa 7.1.
cygoku: so it will be a couple of version behind
michaellarabel: No. Mesa 7.1 is latest and X.Org 7.4 isn't even being released until next week.
cygoku: Oh, my mistake, but didn't I read somewhere about xserver 1.6 ?
michaellarabel: Yes, there are already work going on for X Server 1.6. However, that will not be released until the first half of next year.
cygoku: Well I shall not complain then.
cygoku: Oh, about the kernel, what is confirmed, I thought I read on Phoronix that the kernel version was "uncertain" ...
michaellarabel: It has now switched to 2.6.27
cygoku: And I bet there is not still open driver for broadcom wireless ?
michaellarabel: Just the b43 driver that still relies on extracting the firmware
cygoku: I'm in this situation, and my wireless only gives me 1Mb / s
redeeman: just get a new wireless card
redeeman: it's not worth the trouble using such crap
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: worth a news?
Ivanovic: lenovo requiring signing an NDA to get the vista refund
michaellarabel: Ivanovic: Not really
michaellarabel: ( test message of IRC logger improvement... )
maligor: jeez, massive price drop on amd cpus
cxo: only wants a price drop on 500gb hard drives
cxo: 1Tb keeps dropping, but 500 isnt
cxo: wants to expand his raid, which is currently made up of 500s
maligor: just got a 640gb wd
maligor: fast things
cxo: i dont see why we cant have hybrid drives, like 2gb of ssd and 500gb magnetic disc, and use the ssd like a cache/buffer
maligor: 110-120MB/s at the beginning of the plate
cxo: or like the first 25% of the drive is SSD
cxo: which would, in most cases be used by the operating system, and friends
maligor: err... why not just keep them seperate?
maligor: hybrid drives don't really make sense to me
maligor: it's only a issue in windows
cxo: oh like being physically partitioned?
cxo: like the SSD could act like a big write/read cache
maligor: just mount the ssd as root or /usr or whatever
cxo: yeah that works too
cxo: since you dont need 500gb of ssd anyways
maligor: 32GB would be decent for a root
cxo: i only have 15gb for /
maligor: I have 50
cxo: oh i have 20gb, actually
maligor: had 20gb before
cxo: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
cxo: /dev/sda1 17G 7.5G 8.9G 46% /
maligor: was nearly constantly out of space :P
cxo: wtf do you install
maligor: lots of stuff
cxo: i think if you install all of fedora, thats like 12gb or something
maligor: like full development stuff
maligor: ah, but I use debian
maligor: more stuff available ;)
cxo: you dont hang in ##linux-coders anymore?
maligor: never have
cxo: oh its #lad i know you from
redeeman: anyone that has experience with libsndfile?
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: just read the part about the logging stuff and crashing
Ivanovic: why not just use an irsi connection from a screen session on your server?
Ivanovic: this should be rather save logging
michaellarabel: Ivanovic: My new method fixes it
Ivanovic: what is your method?
michaellarabel: It's just adapting my IRC logger attached to a 10 minute cron checker that re-executes it, and now the logger will shutdown if another instance is running. Previously it was running the logger over SSH from a machine in the office so when I lost connectivity here, the process would hang.
Ivanovic: still prefers the irssi method in a screen session