domingo, 14 de febrero de 2010

Space is being consumed too fast? Find where!

You've found hat some process (don't know which) is eating up too much space too fast in one of your partitions and don't know where? Just yesterday I found a simple way to figure it out.

Suppose you want to check the partition where you have /home (which is in a separate partition from /, right?) where space is been eaten up too fast.

Run this simple command:

find /home -mount -type f -exec ls -s {} ';' > list_of_files1.txt

After it finishes running, wait for a little while (30 seconds, a minute, your call) and run the same thing outputting to a different file:

find /home -mount -type f -exec ls -s {} ';' > list_of_files2.txt

To find out what's going on, run a simple diff (a tool present in I guess every GNU/Linux system... if not unix) between both files and you should be able to see what's going on.

diff list_of_files1.txt list_of_files2.txt

You're welcome!

jueves, 4 de febrero de 2010

ARM will fly without windows? Then bring it on!

I was reading yesterday this article of an interview to Warren East, one of the top guys at ARM.

He goes on about how ARM will succeed with or without Windows (not ME) supporting it once it starts being pumped into markets in the shape of a new architecture for netbooks.

I've being begging for this beauties to come out for months already. Last year I saw forecasts saying how thew would start selling for roughly 200US$ and coming out on the 3rd quarter 2009... then the 4th... we are already past the 1st month of the 1st quarter of 2010 and only prototypes are what I've seen. I'm already fed up with it.

So, Warren, please... instead of forecasting doom for Windows if they don't support ARM (and I hope both things do happen), tell me when the machines will finally be out, who will put them out and the prices. I've already had my fare share of predictions about ARM netbooks. I want to actually see them and buy them (just 5 of them for me... I want to see the faces of my brother and sister when they get theirs being unable to run Windows on them).

Thanks in advance!