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December 21, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:29 PM

Let no one say that I’m not milking the Xen-IOMMU talk for all it’s worth… I’m giving it today yet again at BGU’s CS department.

Monday was hectic, Nick Bowen visited HRL and I attended had a bunch of interesting discussions with him. During the first one in the morning he asked if I was running Xen on my laptop; when I admitted that I wasn’t at the moment, he asked if I will be by the end of the year and said that he remembers these things. By the time of our second meeting after lunch, I was running Xen and showed it to him. He was suitably impressed.

In the evening I gave the Xen-IOMMU talk to Haifux. I was pretty beaten, leading to a somewhat lack-luster, albeit well-received, performance. Hopefully today will go better.

Yesterday was my first real vacation today. It was almost perfect, except for one pesky flame-war on hamakor-discuss in the morning. I really should develop an (even) thicker skin.

Today I’m going to travel to Be’er-Sheva and read some more of Essentials of Programming Languages.

By the way, this blog is now being channeled on Planet Offtopic2.

Also, Free OS Zoo is neat and useful.


  1. okay, so you are running Xen on your laptop — pros and cons. Last time I checked there were a slew of problems with just such a setup — namely: no pcmcia (which at the time was my ethernet so a non-starter for me), no power mgmt, and about a 25% speed decrease.

    Comment by airwick — December 21, 2005 @ 2:05 PM | Reply

    • My list of things that are broken so far – PM, external display (only w/ one projector, the rest worked fine), shutdown getting stuck. This is actually with a really old distro (RHEL3 based C4EB) so I’m going to put something more recent on the laptop before going deep on any of those.
      But hey, it works, FSVO works.

      Comment by mulix — December 21, 2005 @ 9:50 PM | Reply

      • and the relative speed? SDET numbers, I want SDET numbers 🙂

        Comment by airwick — December 21, 2005 @ 9:59 PM

  2. Thick skin helps. And remember to wash your hands – the Inter Net is a dirty place.
    I think during my time off this week I will play with Xen. It will be like getting a puppy for Xmas, just without the awkwardness. And less peeing on the rug.

    Comment by the_p0pe — December 21, 2005 @ 4:08 PM | Reply

    • Re: Pee
      If Xen does pee on your rug, make sure to file a bug report!

      Comment by Anonymous — December 21, 2005 @ 6:57 PM | Reply

    • Xen doesn’t pee, but it has been known to projectile vomit. HTH, HAND.

      Comment by mulix — December 21, 2005 @ 9:51 PM | Reply

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