The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key includes a `f' command
to trigger the kernel's out-of-memory killer to try and alleviate a
crawling machine. It is also a better way to attempt to reboot a
`crashed' machine than cycling the power.
Running smartctl(8) each day with -x, or -a on old versions that don't
have -x, recording the results, and diff-ing the last two is a simple
way to monitor changes in hard-disk state and learn what's normal so
abnormal stands out.
A manual `scrub' of a hard disk, using dd(1) to *read* all the sectors,
lets the drive recover data that's getting a bit hard to read before it
becomes difficult or impossible, and increments the `reallocated sector
count' shown by smartctl. Better than discovering lost data in six
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DWARF is the format for storing debugging
data for an executable and is often seen with ELFs.
The commercial product https://scan.coverity.com/ that statically
analysis source code looking for faults includes support for Python and
can be run on open-source projects for free.
https://about.gitlab.com/ is a web interface around source code in git
that provides lots of facilities other than source-code management.
https://www.gerritcodereview.com/ concentrates on the review of git
changesets before they're merged into the master branch that everyone's
Eric Raymond foresees Go replacing C for many programming tasks. He
wrote three articles covering this, what's wrong with C++, and why it
will beat other competitors for the crown, e.g. Rust.
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7711 The long goodbye to C
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7724 The big break in computer languages
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7745 Language engineering for great justice
A fledgling group is planning a Go meeting in Bournemouth on Tuesday,
Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-03-06 20:00
Meets, Mailing list, IRC, LinkedIn, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/
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