Posts by sjf

1) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1866248)
Posted 8 May 2017 by Profile sjf
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Apologies from the people too silly to know that they should.

Keep up the good work. As long as SETI@Home is a thing, I'll always contribute.
2) Message boards : Technical News : Mid June Update (Jun 23 2015) (Message 1699083)
Posted 6 Jul 2015 by Profile sjf
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Exciting news. Thanks for the update.
3) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1601165)
Posted 14 Nov 2014 by Profile sjf
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Seeing this late, but I always love to hear what's going on. Excited to start seeing those GBT work units.

I wish people would relax and just be glad they're helping to do research that couldn't be done any other way.

Let's just grant them some patience and confidence. They wouldn't do this work unless they really loved and believed in it, so at a minimum can we assume they're trying their best?
4) Message boards : Technical News : Looking for the New Sound (Feb 26 2008) (Message 719495)
Posted 28 Feb 2008 by Profile sjf
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You can just disable periodic checking, assuming you trust your storage hardware. Check out man tune2fs ... or:
for i in `mount -t ext3 | awk '{print $1}'`; do tune2fs -C 0 -i 0 $i; done

A lot of better storage hardware can validate media and parity data on the fly.


Given the number of disk failures in the recent past, I doubt that the Berkeley staff "trusts their storage hardware"!


Disk failures are irrelevant if you're using reliable RAID controllers and you're replacing disks in a a timely manner. Both of which they seem to be doing.
5) Message boards : Technical News : Looking for the New Sound (Feb 26 2008) (Message 719127)
Posted 27 Feb 2008 by Profile sjf
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You can just disable periodic checking, assuming you trust your storage hardware. Check out man tune2fs ... or:
for i in `mount -t ext3 | awk '{print $1}'`; do tune2fs -C 0 -i 0 $i; done

A lot of better storage hardware can validate media and parity data on the fly.





 
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