Posted on July 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Linux (UNIX in general) TTY/console demystified

I don’t quite know how I know but I know very well how the Linux TTY/Console driver stack works… Probably through so many years of slogging through code, and through tearing apart the Linux TTY drivers and line discipline stacks a few times for special projects and definitely with some help of the LDD3 (a […]

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm


So I recently bought a Pogoplug device, sort of on a whim.  I needed a NAS device, and the fact that the Pogoplug had HFS+ (OS/X filesystem) support made it a clear winner for me.  I’ve been living with mine for about a week now, mostly with single 320GB HFS+ formatted drive.  The $130 device […]

Posted on April 30, 2008 at 8:01 pm

A play in one act.

The Cast: Linux, played by a happy little penguin. OpenAFS, played by a herd of longhorn cattle chroot, played by a yak ln, played by another yak   The Scene: OpenAFS running on any server platform, probably Linux.  Several AFS Volumes exist across multiple servers.  With many clients.   Act The First. The Penguin acts […]