really into answering questions these days.
Anyway, WinXP was sucking pretty bad on it, but Linux Mint Debian Edition is somewhat more responsive (and much more capable). I will see if I can scare up some more RAM.
I am, incidentally, thoroughly pissed at the computer shop that sold my grandmother an under-memoried machine with an IDE hard drive, but then put in a fairly nice (for the time) motherboard with SATA controller. All of it in a fancy-looking case
(window, LEDs, fan w/LED) for a little old lady to do her family tree software on. I don't know what they spent, but it was way more than they should have.
Sorry to hear that about your granny. My mum got similarly ripped off when she bought a computer at some store once. They sold her some freaky micro-atx mainboard with an amd cpu soldered onto the board. Total utter crap. Too few ram and crappy hd, too. I am currently building a new machine to replace the old machine she uses now, which is the computer my step brother gave her. DDR1 ram and AGP gpu. This new one is a c2d, 4gb ddr2 ram and a SSHD sata. Should be enough for her surfing needs.
Pentium 4 machines are only good as heating devices. If you are lucky, the socket can hold some c2d.
Pentium 4 machines are only good as heating devices. If you are
lucky, the socket can hold some c2d.
Hmmm... my guess is a pentium 4 will run a reasonable linux distro just fine.
Worst case, it should play DVDs and maybe handle some amateur radio stuff in my work room; that's where it is now.
I don't have the real hardware any more, but thought it would be fun to torture myself with this:
Think 8086 or 8088.
Semi active. They seem to loose the repo now and then. Someone makes floppy images every now and then.
Maddog is digitizing his ye olde VHS-Tapes:
Linus talk at dec.
I would like to use strace to see what happens beyond daemonization, but at least on this machine, it 'finishes' with the first call to clone, despite the daemonized process continuing to run thereafter.
Not as helpful a tool for me as I wish.
While I can still use it to trace system calls on the running process, if I wanted to see wha tit was doing for the few milliseconds it was between pids, I am SOL.
Yep, -f (follow-fork mode) has also been following clone() for a few years now.
Yeah, that's what the man page indicates, what the google search tells me to do, and what it suggests when you type strace --help, but it won't do it on this machine.
I wonder about the latest Ubuntu. Hm.
In any event, I was only looking into this because this machine's upstart doesn't seem to work very well with the service I wrote. My service doesn't look like it's doing anything amazingly different than any other service when it comes to daemonizing, but upstart's 'start' hangs and 'stop' doesn't stop it.
In the end, I expect I'll give up and do the SysV thing, since that works everywhere anyway. I just sorta hoped to do things The Right Way (tm) for various distributions.