[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Wed Jan 5 10:48:50 CST 2011

" From: Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net>
" []
" When I have trouble with either USB or CIFS, the rest of the machine is
" fully usable, so I can potentially put off a reboot for awhile, but I
" must do it eventually if I want to use either service again.
" THAT makes me with that USB and CIFS were userland services.  Of course,
" that would potentially cause a performance hit.  As it stands, I believe
" you would have both multiple data copies and multiple context switches.
" In theory, something could probably be done to make going between two
" userland processes like that zero copy, but I don't know how you would
" get around the context switches.

if linux had lkm like solaris, you could just unload/reload the
offending driver...  i've almost got it down to a script for
/dev/audio, except fuser won't show processes using it, which have to
be killed before it will unload.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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