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Re: Re: New user

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Re: New user
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 15:29:55 +0200
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On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:06:40AM +0200, M. Gerards wrote:
>  * A PPP interface.  This will require some restructuring of pfinet.
> I have no idea what has been done and what needs to be done. AFAIK Neal 
> worked 
> on this and that makes me think this task needs to be updated.

I guess that item is obsolete and needs to be replaced with an item:

* A new pfinet server

>  * A notepad program to hold and keep track of ports for shell scripts.
> I have no idea what to think about this.

Neal wrote one and then his laptop was stolen.  It is basically a way to call
RPCs in shell scripts.

>   * Handy shell programs to send msgport msgs, and change default init
>     ports and ints.
> What is this?

msgport msgs are a cool feature implemented in the signal handler of every
thread.  See "msgport" program.  Not sure if more is meant than msgport
> *** Deal correctly with setting the translators on /servers/exec.
> What is correctly and what is this about?

Theoreticalyl you can replace the exec server that way, I think.  There were
some mails from Rolanda bout it in 1998 or so.
> *** Maybe file_pager_write_page should be able to accurately reproduce holes
> Sounds like a block of 0's shouldn't be written as a block, but as a sparse 
> file instead. 


> There are many more examples that make me wonder what it is _exactly_ about. 
> Many people have a look at this list and just give up... unfortunately.
> I wonder how others think about this and had the same problems

Well, of course it is a problem.


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