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keepalived GARPs vs Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 appears to ignore GARPs entirely. There are some sketchy details here: http://blogs.technet.com/networking/archive/2009/03/30/tcp-ip-networking-from-the-wire-up.aspx (Seems like a daft solution to a problem that need not exist if the bizarre “checking for ip already in use” behaviour was simply dropped). … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Microsoft…

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ARC-1160 SATA RAID updated

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SATA RAID is rubbish

For the last 4 months, I’ve had a 4TB storage array (=16x320Gb WD RE SATA hard disks) sitting in my front room. Doing nothing. Nothing at all. The reason? SATA RAID cards are _unfeasibly_ bad. Here’s what I’ve tried so … Continue reading

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ClamAV Windows Port updated to 0.88.1

Updated to latest version (0.88.1). I’ve updated in the interm; will try to post other updates in a timely fashion. Do let me know if you are using this, that will be an incentive to do so. Other fixes are: … Continue reading

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LIRC PVR-150 IR blaster support, version 3

News Latest: added a version that compiles with 2.6.27 kernels. Latest: if you are packaging this, see the note at the bottom as to why I don’t provide a simple patch. Latest: added an updated version that compiles with 2.6.24 … Continue reading

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PVR-150 IR stops responding (fixed!)

Update This patch, with some fixes, has gone into the 0.4.2 release of ivtv. Please use ivtv 0.4.2+ rather than following the instructions here. You can get this from the ivtv site. History This is related to my IR blaster … Continue reading

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Nebula Digi-TV IR driver

I bought one of these a while ago, and discovered that the remote control didn’t work. After lots of looking at the board, and the help of an accomplished friend with a multimeter we were able to discover roughly what … Continue reading

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LIRC PVR-150 IR blaster support, version 2

Final update I have forward ported the code to the latest lirc release, fixed some bugs, and the i2c fixes have been merged into the ivtv-0.4.2. Please see this separate post, where I have removed all of the irrelevant history … Continue reading

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LIRC PVR-150 IR blaster support updated

I have updated the patch with the following changes: – Use schedule_timeout not mdelay as mdelay is a busy loop. This fixes high CPU usage during IR sending. – Drop out of the polling loop when the chip is ready … Continue reading

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