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Created by magnum on October 22, 2012 20:03:05    Last update: October 22, 2012 20:03:05
First, the test command that sleeps random number of seconds ( sleeper.sh ): #!/bin/bash stime=$[$RANDOM % 20] sleep $sti... As comparison, synchronous pipe code: #include <sys/wait.h> #include <stdio.h> #in... Asynchronous pipe code: #include <sys/wait.h> #include <stdio.h> #in...
Created by Dr. Xi on April 27, 2011 15:58:31    Last update: April 27, 2011 20:05:22
From JavaDoc : java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantLock is a reentrant mutual exclusion Lock with the same basic behavior and semantics as the implicit monitor lock accessed using synchronized methods and statements, but with extended capabilities. The extended capabilities are: tryLock() : acquire the lock if possible, otherwise immediately return false. tryLock(long timeout, TimeUnit unit) : acquire the lock within the timeout, return false after timeout. lockInterruptibly() : try to acquire the lock and enter wait state, but can be interrupted by other threads and exit waiting. The following shows how java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantLock can be used. Start two threads to manipulate the same counter, one incrementing, the other decrementing. Since the counter is incremented and decremented the same number of times, in the end, it should be 0. Without locking,...
Created by Dr. Xi on October 26, 2010 04:47:37    Last update: January 11, 2011 20:00:36
The code presented here is a simple implementation of a tab set. It is used to demo how a tab set could be implemented. The code is stand alone and does not depend on any JavaScript libraries. Multiple tab sets within the same page is supported. The HTML markup is fairly simple: Tabs sets are contained within a DIV element with class name "tabsContainer". Define a UL list for the tabs. Follow the UL list with equal number of DIVs for the tab contents. The Nifty Corners Cube technique is used to draw the rounded corners (original form, not the enhanced JavaScript form). HTML, CSS and JavaScript: <!doctype html> <html> <head> <style typ...
Created by magnum on December 03, 2010 08:53:18    Last update: December 03, 2010 08:54:23
You can use the ntfsresize utility on Linux to shrink or expand an NTFS partition (boot, for example, with the DRBL live cd). To shrink an NTFS partition: shrink NTFS (the file system) with ntfsresize. re-create a smaller partition to hold the shrinked file system with FDisk. To expand an NTFS partition: Recreate a partition that's bigger than the previous one. expand NTFS to the full size of the new partition. The following are from excerpts from ntfsresize FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) : ntfsresize help: [tinker:root]:(~)# ntfsresize -h ntfsresize v1.... ntfsresize example session: [tinker:root]:(~)# ntfsresize -s11000M /dev/hd... Fdisk example session: [tinker:root]:(~)# fdisk /dev/hdc ...