AntonA is currently certified at Master level.

Name: Anton Altaparmakov
Member since: 2001-11-02 23:16:55
Last Login: N/A

FOAF RDF Share This



I'm a PhD student in Cambridge, UK and I do open source development, too.

Online, people usually know me for Linux-NTFS, LDM, and small amounts of random Linux kernel hackery.

Other opensource projects I am/used to be involved with are dxr3 and emu10k1.


Recent blog entries by AntonA

Syndication: RSS 2.0

Wow, a long period of time without a diary entry. )-: Lots of things have happened. Most notably my girlfriend and I got engaged! (-:

Much PhD work happened, too. A lot less Linux NTFS work happened unfortunately. I have certain doubts as to whether much Linux NTFS work will happen before I finish my PhD next summer but we will see...

I hope to be able to do some API cleanups to the NTFS library and to make a formal release as the last one was ages ago and we now have two new utilities longing to make public appearances (ntfsundelete and ntfsresize).

Another month over. Today we celebrate a big milestone in the development of the new NTFS driver. We now have working file data overwrite via mmap(2) working! And it even worked first time... (-8

My fingers are itching to get the write(2) based overwrite code done and dusted, too, so I can make a formal release to LKML and the world at large. Hopefully it will all have happened by the next time I remember to write a diary entry. (-;

It has been a long time since the last entry! How time flies...

Too many things have happened to list, Linux wise, libntfs has made very good progress, API freeze hopefully will be possible in the near future. The ntfs driver has made a lot of progress, too, to the extent that there are only two items on the ToDo list (NFS exporting and i_size overflow investigation) left before I begin to attack the long awaited write support.

Today we had our summer here in Cambridge, UK! Sunny and nice and warm. (-: Most likely it will start raining again tomorrow... It's been a particularly wet and unpleasant summer this year. At least I managed to spend a week in Scotland and a week in France where I enjoyed much nicer weather. (-:

Let's when I next remember to write a diary entry...

Almost a month without an entry... Oh well, better late than never. (-:

Released an update to the NTFS Linux kernel driver today. Nothing major. Just wanted to push it out in celebration that I finally have a booting 2.5 kernel again.

Have been hacking away on the ntfs library from the linux-ntfs package on Sourceforge. Dumped about a quarter of the code and started again, now going for a proper API which should hopefully not need to change once I am done hammering it out. Most of the code is modified or rewritten now, lots of code ported from the new ntfs driver, and I improved it on the way so it needs porting back into the driver now. (-8 Time has come for adding more features to the library but that is a slower process.

Not much else happening, much PhD work, also am sick for second week now but getting better slowly... )-: Oh well, gives me more time to sit at home, sip hot beverages and chat on irc. (-:

I should try and update this diary more frequently I guess. Perhaps next time... (-;

Finished the new NTFS Linux kernel driver (read-only)! Posted it and got some excellent feedback so far. Speedwise it definitely is a significant improvement. I am happy! (-8

Went to Richard M. Stallman's lecture on software patents this afternoon. Brilliant talk. RMS certainly is a very good speaker. And I fully agree with him, too. Software patents are evil full stop!

15 older entries...


AntonA certified others as follows:

  • AntonA certified hpa as Master
  • AntonA certified axboe as Master
  • AntonA certified anton as Master
  • AntonA certified miguel as Master
  • AntonA certified aaron as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified hp as Master
  • AntonA certified hch as Master
  • AntonA certified riel as Master
  • AntonA certified dick as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified clausen as Master
  • AntonA certified Bryce as Master
  • AntonA certified alan as Master
  • AntonA certified steved as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified Fyodor as Master
  • AntonA certified jgarzik as Master
  • AntonA certified dcm as Master
  • AntonA certified Fefe as Master
  • AntonA certified willy as Master
  • AntonA certified jtjm as Apprentice
  • AntonA certified dwmw2 as Master
  • AntonA certified davem as Master
  • AntonA certified lkcl as Master
  • AntonA certified bcrl as Master
  • AntonA certified rmk as Master
  • AntonA certified davej as Master
  • AntonA certified esr as Master
  • AntonA certified jes as Master
  • AntonA certified rsousa as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified rms as Master
  • AntonA certified fenrus as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified marcelo as Master
  • AntonA certified Zaitcev as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified JALH as Apprentice
  • AntonA certified Telsa as Journeyer
  • AntonA certified AntonA as Master
  • AntonA certified flatcap as Apprentice

Others have certified AntonA as follows:

  • AntonA certified AntonA as Master
  • monk certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • fxn certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • flatcap certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • jtjm certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • hch certified AntonA as Master
  • acme certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • clausen certified AntonA as Master
  • Fyodor certified AntonA as Master
  • davej certified AntonA as Master
  • proski certified AntonA as Master
  • Zaitcev certified AntonA as Journeyer
  • nixnut certified AntonA as Master
  • johnjones certified AntonA as Master
  • laredo certified AntonA as Master
  • ffrederick certified AntonA as Master
  • dwmw2 certified AntonA as Master
  • hominforinvestm certified AntonA as Master
  • pcburns certified AntonA as Master
  • hardwyrd certified AntonA as Master
  • keller certified AntonA as Master
  • evans certified AntonA as Master
  • mutek certified AntonA as Master
  • murajov certified AntonA as Master
  • linuxata certified AntonA as Master
  • DerekRader certified AntonA as Master

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

Share this page