Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A thing of beauty ..

They made me realize I am alive after 3 hours of DSP :o

Aaaah now someone help me stop staring at them and get back to work :|

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

yippie dippy doo :)

I got accepted as a student in GSoC :)
Feels awesome :)

The vivas and the practicals are going fine too ( for a change, phew!)

Hmm.. now that I'm finished with my celebrations.. its time for work now .

Oh I forgot to mention.. I have my Bootchart up ( that was supposed to be the 'update 2' but anyway) and I have been playing around with SystemTap; it is working fine too.

Next, as per the time line I need to learn git, JAXP and start exploring BootChart and figure out what additional metrics can be added. I am supposed to be done with it by the 12th of May.. so run..

Installing git now.. and then ill look for some good tutorials on it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

update scriptum

Oh! i just came back to add that now i finally know why command line is much more powerful than GUI.

Ah and yes .. installing a package using yum is waaaay better than googling out, downloading and installing ( an obvious fact for most people out here but for me anything learnt for the first time by direct experience is worth blogging ;) )

Update 1

My first real attempt to blog about my project.
Well, after fixing my computer finally, I have graduated to stuff that is directly related to the project.

Milestone 1. Installed SystemTap successfully with Eugene's help. Had to install kernel-debuginfo , kernel-debuginfo-common and kernel-devel
(I was unable to find version, could only find for kernel-debuginfo-common initially which was creating problems ) .

Anyway, its done and now I also see on

Downloaded Bootchart. Will fiddle with it later :) Update 2 will feature that most probably
Currently trying to run some small scripts following the tutorials :)

Aah thats it for now..

Monday, April 14, 2008

This past week

Well... to summarize the happenings of this week...

1. I had my mid sems (part II )
And the reason they are so special is not because I worked hard, did well and now deserve a break... its just that they usually serve as a reminder that I know absolutely nothing and my end-sems are hardly 3 weeks away :( (and yeah count the internal pracs and the external pracs too .. they start this week GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1)

2. I finally settled my computer issues :D
The solution: both the operating systems are on the primary hard disk .. so neither of them is cribbing..
All the data is on the external hard it is safe considering the weird experiments I am trying out on my poor comp.

As it turns out : A Windows recovery first creates a recovery partition (the first 1 and is called D: :|)
and then re-installs itself on C:... (quite odd the naming system though)

The GRUB somehow could not figure that out and kept trying to boot from D: (as it was hd0,0) when the others option was selected.

All that was required was to change the menu.lst's "other" option to (hd0,1)... thats it and it took soooo long :( and some remote assistance from a kind guy.

Next , I realized that my network settings were screwed up.
That again took a lot more time than was actually required.. (I just wish I paid attention in CN classes )... don't ask me what did I do? Just kept fiddling with everything ... all the network settings till it was fixed and now I don't know exactly what fixed it..

Okay... now that its done.... my computer is running a yum update....which will be followed by SystemTap and Bootchart installations ...


/ me also makes a note to complete my files today :(