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Comment: Re: Some Sense Restored? (Score 2) 519

by rastos1 (#48175131) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

What services does your daemon provide?

?? Does it matter? It answers queries received over the network.

Will it rebind to network interfaces if they change?

Hmm. Can you be more specific? I have problem coming up with scenario where replacing of NIC or changing of MAC/IP address could be handled transparently to the clients.

Does it need to write to disk?


Does it need syslog to do logging output?

Does it matter? The typical configuration is to use direct logging to file. Without syslog. On Linux syslog may be used to log startup/shutdown of the daemon. Most likely using logger(1). On other platforms some native solution would be used.

If it crashes, should someone be notified? How? When? How often? Who?

If it crashes, people will notice because they don't get a service the daemon is providing. Immediately. They will notify the administrator and require the service to be restored. The administrator will capture the current logs and storage for investigation and restart the service. For HA systems, there will be failover system.

Comment: Re:Some Sense Restored? (Score 1) 519

by rastos1 (#48171131) Attached to: Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

The problem with supporting multiple init systems is that each package that provides a daemon needs to support all of them.

The idea that "a daemon needs to support an init system" somehow does not make sense to me. But I'm ready to improve myself and learn. So, please, enlighten me:

Let's say I have a daemon that implements a network server. You start an executable, it reads a config file, opens a socket, listens for connections on some TCP port, reads a command from the socket, sends a reply. It can be shut down with a specific command received via socket connection or perhaps by sending a SIGTERM.

What do I need to do to "support an init system"?

+ - Intel processors fails at math. Again.

Submitted by rastos1
rastos1 (601318) writes "In a recent blog, software developer Bruce Dawson pointed out some issues with the way the FSIN instruction is described in the “Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual.”, noting that the result of FSIN can be very inaccurate in some cases, if compared to the exact mathematical value of the sine function.

Bruce Dawson says: I was shocked when I discovered this. Both the fsin instruction and Intel’s documentation are hugely inaccurate, and the inaccurate documentation has led to poor decisions being made. ... Intel has known for years that these instructions are not as accurate as promised. They are now making updates to their documentation. Updating the instruction is not a realistic option.

Intel processors had a problem with math in past"

+ - UK legalises music, film and e-book back-ups->

Submitted by rastos1
rastos1 (601318) writes "A law has come into effect that permits UK citizens to make copies of CDs, MP3s, DVDs, Blu-rays and e-books. Consumers are allowed to keep the duplicates on local storage or in the cloud.
While it is legal to make back-ups for personal use, it remains an offence to share the data with friends or family. Users are not allowed to make recordings of streamed music or video from Spotify and Netflix, even if they subscribe to the services.
Thirteen years after iTunes launched, it is now legal to use it to rip CDs in the UK."

Link to Original Source

+ - Irate NSA Staffer Doesn't Like Being Filmed in Public, for Some Reason

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Intercept writes "The NSA sent someone bearing the nametag “Neal Z.” to the University of New Mexico’s Engineering and Science Career Fair today, in the hopes of recruiting young computer geniuses to help manage the yottabytes of data it is collecting about you. But instead of eager young applicants, Mr. Z. encountered University of New Mexico alumnus Andy Beale and student Sean Potter, who took the rare opportunity of being in the room with a genuine NSA agent to ask him about his employer’s illegal collection of metadata on all Americans. Mr. Z. did not like that one bit.""

Comment: Re:I've never understood this... (Score 1) 981

by rastos1 (#47931525) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Is their religion on such shaky grounds that it can't stand up to some critical thinking?

I live in Europe. In country that bans some forms of hate speech and stuff like denial or minimization of genocides ... I sometimes pose a similar question: is our society on such shaky grounds that we have to be afraid of these forms of speech and ban it by law? Will critical thinking not prevails? As the time passes, I'm more and more leaning to "yes, we are indeed so stupid". It's sad.

Comment: Re:Whiners (Score 1) 610

Stop yer damn whining and delete the FREE ALBUM.

Also uninstall AdBlock and disable your spam filter, you whiner! And be happy to receive the free offers for buying V1AGRA and C1ALI5 with huge discount. If you don't like the e-mails and the pop-ups, it takes much less than 5 seconds to delete the unwanted e-mail or close the browser pop-up.

Btw, what do you suggest to do if your music collection you've built over last 15 years happens to expand ten-fold with "FREE ALBUMS" every night?

Swap read error. You lose your mind.