January 2nd, 2005


The Godfather

I just typed "The Goatfather" instead of The Godfather for my subject. Okay, that's it ... from now on you call me The Goatfather.


dina and I spent the day lounging around being bums, ordering breakfast to-go (Sammy's Scramble, whitaker!), going in the hot tub, and watching The Godfather, parts I and II. (about 6 hours altogether...)

Good day.

Hate Google Groups Beta

Some reasons I hate the new Google Groups:

-- Search for, say, "perl6". The "Related Groups" at top sometimes shows up, sometimes not. And the results aren't even always the same as you sit there and reload.

-- The Fruity UI. The old one seemed more dense and easier to use.

-- Where's my damn thread pane? That was the best part of the old UI. If it's still available, it's too hard to find.

iscsi, gigE

A group of people forked the Ardis iSCSI target and made "The iSCSI Enterprise Target", which fixes a lot of bugs and works with Linux 2.6.

iSCSI initiator stuff is starting to appear in the 2.6.10-bk kernels, as pointed out by mulix.

I upgraded my home network to gigabit today. Man, what a pain ... ended up rearranging a lot of gear so I could get by with only one gigabit switch. My DSL connection comes into the bedroom now, oddly, but that's connected to the garage (the one gigabit switch), so it means I don't need a gigabit switch in my office anymore, etc, etc.... bleh.

netperf TCP_STREAM increased from 94 Mbps to 512 Mbps. Transactions/second (latency test) went down, though. I recall the e1000 driver having an interrupt coallescing option, though, so I'll play later.

The whole point of this is to try and get iSCSI-on-root working quickly on my diskless workstation, to eliminate a lot of NFS roundtrips and let my desktop cache more. Oh, and it's kinda work related, so anything I learn iSCSI-related is useful.