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Name: Fábio Olivé Leite
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Just another Unix hacker.
Give me OpenBSD or give me Linux, but by God, give me Unix.

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So, three years without logging into this site, and I still got the password right at first. Perhaps I should stop using several-year-old passwords. Really, I feel ashamed about that.
Updated some general info, and now for the real (old) news. I quit working for Conectiva at the end of November, 2002. The move to a new company also made me take some time to consider the other free Unix-likes out there. That had been in my plans for long before I got out of Conectiva, so this is not any expression of resentment. I actually still use Conectiva Linux, advocate it (and Conectiva) and like it (and Conectiva). I just wanted to change a bit.
In this new company I work with several kinds of Unixes (in our clients, inside it's usually Linux/*BSD), so that experience together with some free time in a business trip made me look at the BSDs, and specially OpenBSD. I really fell in love with it, so I'm getting used to it as I slowly move my production platform from Conectiva Linux to OpenBSD. I am really enjoying the experience, but of course there will always be room in my disks for some new version of Conectiva Linux.
Well, that's it. Oh, no it isn't. Considering that my last post here was about three years ago, I must add that I have a lovely two-year-old son.
Also considering that my last post here was about three years ago, I think it's quite obvious that I'm never going to log in here again.
So goodbye. ;-)

What?? Was it really two months since I last (actually first and only) posted a diary on advogato?? What a lazy bastard I am...

OK, now for the good stuff. Yesterday I found out I'm a father! I and my wife are extremely happy, and I'm also extremely worried. But it's very cool, a very nice sensation... Now I have eight months and some days to do linux related allnighters, after that I'll be doing baby related ones. :)

Yesterday I coded a small fault injector for linux's kmalloc, Arnaldo is using it in his quest for global peac^W clean up of the kernel. It is very small and useful, and allows one to configure a probability that kmalloc fails and returns NULL. Did you code a driver today? Did you check your kmallocs? Anyway, we're planning for including generalized fault injectors in the kernel, such as for request_region, request_irq, etc. Stay tuned for news on that.

I'll try to get some homepage, so that such patches can be easily distributed. Later I'll write some more. I'm finishing my MSc dissertation (that is, if my advisor will still have me after all this time), which not surprisingly is a kernel level communication fault injector. Using that knowledge for a very nice generalized fault injector will be cool, and I hope to dive into that soon.

As a first timer in advogato, I spent most of the afternoon trying to figure things out here. Certified a buncha people. Today I finished some HA related rpm packages for Conectiva Linux, read a bunch of e-mail and IRC lines, and by god answered too many strange doubts about the way things work in Linux distributions to this guy from the doc department. :) At least he seems to like to learn, so it's not wasted time.

I hope I have some time to write some of my dissertation today... And I hope that with the rpms done I'll have more time to study drbd, reiserfs and mon tomorrow!


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