Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 14:01 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Most applications do not deal with disks directly, instead storing their data in files in a file system, which protects us from those scoundrel disks. After all, a key task of the file system is to ensure that the file system can always be recovered to a consistent state after an unplanned system crash (for example, a power failure). While a good file system will be able to beat the disks into submission, the required effort can be great and the reduced performance annoying. This article examines the shortcuts that disks take and the hoops that file systems must jump through to get the desired reliability."
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RE[8]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: So"
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I read Neolanders blog and found him to be a excellent technical writer. His Phd studies and from what i gather fatigue might be the straw that break the camels back.

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RE[9]: So
by MOS6510 on Mon 10th Sep 2012 12:37 in reply to "RE[8]: So"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Aye, he's very clever (for a Frenchman). Let's hope he'll be less busy one day.

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RE[9]: So
by Neolander on Mon 10th Sep 2012 18:43 in reply to "RE[8]: So"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

There are indeed various issues that prevent me from regularly spending time on my hobbies, instead operating in bursts of activity, but that's not what made me quit working on OSnews.

As I struggled to get some spare time in 2011, I found out that I did not have what it takes to simultaneously work on two tech blogs and a kernel codebase. That I wanted to do too much at once. This became especially apparent when I could not get myself to finish an article series on OSnews on the bada operating system, while my personal blog continued to operate at a relatively slow rate.

So I had to choose and, well, I chose TOSP.

EDIT : Perhaps one thing which I could do would be to submit some of my best blog articles to OSnews, though. But I fear that it would do nothing to help against the "OSnews is just a bunch of links" angry opinion. Furthermore, it could just sound like me trying to get some free advertising, and annoy editors. In the end, I only do it when I really need people's attention (e.g. with the surveys on multimonitor usage and IRQs on non-x86 architectures, and the RFC on my RPC design)

I would prefer it if people who read my blog submitted my articles to OSnews themselves when they find them interesting, sounds more balanced. So far, no one has done it, though, which gives fuel to my impression that they may not belong here.

Edited 2012-09-10 19:14 UTC

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RE[10]: So
by fran on Mon 10th Sep 2012 19:05 in reply to "RE[9]: So"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

There are indeed various issues that prevent me from regularly spending time on my hobbies, instead operating in bursts of activity, but that's not what made me quit working on OSnews.

As I struggled to get some spare time in 2011, I found out that I did not have what it takes to simultaneously work on two tech blogs and a kernel codebase. That I wanted to do too much at once. This became especially apparent when I could not get myself to finish an article series on OSnews on the bada operating system, while my personal blog continued to operate at a relatively slow rate.



Writing the articles take a long time.
Lesser so if you have the privilege of gonzo journalism. Turning a three paragraph into a 5-6 one without much research while in fact being more entertaining.
I think it is why people like to read Thom's stuff.

On the subject of linking the landscape is becoming more complicated. Germany has passed laws where a linker must royalties to the OP and the same law is proposed in France.

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RE[10]: So
by Alfman on Tue 11th Sep 2012 14:48 in reply to "RE[9]: So"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

[Off topic warning...]

You don't even have kids yet...just you wait! Kids are so lovable, but it's absolutely true what they say about not having time for anything else. Just pray yours sleeps well, because otherwise you won't even have time to sleep. For the first year of our child's life we had to struggle with fatigue because it regularly took two hours to get her sleep around by 10PM, then she'd wake up at 2AM and we'd have to repeat it. This every single night for a year. I lost my job over lost productivity. My wife had felt guilty about letting our daughter cry at night, but eventually gave in to letting her learn to sooth herself when she cried. She still wakes up now but it's much easier to put her back to sleep.


I have a survey related to this:
How many let their kids "cry it out" versus soothing their cries no matter what? Child care professionals have sharply divided opinions over this.

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