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The "doh!" recursion

Posted 12-02-2009 at 12:25 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

It's been said that learning from other's mistakes is truly the "divine" way to learn, as you don't have to experience the pain of the mistake firsthand. While I agree with this to an extent, I also believe that nothing can take the place of firsthand experience. A wise man once told me that you learn more in 10 minutes of playing guitar in front of a crowd than you do in 10 hours of playing guitar in your bedroom (thanks, RS). The difference? When you're playing for a crowd, there...
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device driver update

Posted 12-02-2009 at 09:26 AM by danibhai

how to update a device driver or how do i upgrade a driver of a hardware say a nic card in linux rhel5 ? how do i know the driver details and what is the command to update the driver from where do i get the latest drivers ? pls help
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Linux in a Nutshell review

Posted 12-02-2009 at 08:46 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

Users of free Unixes won't agree with the title of Linux in a Nutshell. The fact is much of the book is actually focused on GNU or BSD utilities and not specifically Linux. The book begins with just over 100 pages of general user commands. Next you get info on bash and csh/tcsh, on emacs and vi/ex, on sed and gawk, and on gcc, gdb, and the like. A perl quick reference is followed by an overview of system administration commands and a final chapter on ways of booting Linux. Here's the odd part, it's...
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git bisect

Posted 12-02-2009 at 12:37 AM by vkmgeek
Tags bisect, git

All,

We were chasing one hard-to-solve bug few days back. There was no clue from HW or SW perspective. And yet we had to chase a bug. A typical Indian Software Developer's condition

However, I have been hearing about git-bisect since a long time on kernel community. And I wanted to practice that. So, this was the opportunity. I decided to track this down using git bisect. It's a nice way which probably CVS user lacks.

git bisect basically gives you...
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RDMA(Remote Direct Memory Access) connection statistics

Posted 12-02-2009 at 12:36 AM by vkmgeek

RDMA(Remote Direct Memory Access) connection statistics

Lead:
Any Desktop or Server Linux operating system provides a rich set of
network connection troubleshooting tools. However, those tools are not
useful for iWARP [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IWARP] devices. There
is not any kernel interface which provides information about iWARP
connections. And the fact that iWARP devices supports both native TCP
stack and iWARP (Also known as RDMA...
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