Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Deleting extraneous files from destination: rsync

There were some reported non-functioning --delete flag when using rsync in syncronizing two filesystems/locations. This may occur due to failures or errors during rsync tries to sync zero size files. One simple work around for this is using --ignore-errors flag. Some examples for taking backup of user directory:

rsync -vaz -e ssh --delete --ignore-errors user@host:/home/user/ local_dir/
rsync -vaz --delete --ignore-errors /home/user/ /media/disk/backup_dir/

Thursday, 14 August 2008

TCL Bad Code Error

Using tcl extension would be quite reasonable to write a flexable code. How ever if you use parse command set and TCL_OK as a return, be sure that type of your function is int, otherwise tcl complains with a strange run time error, saying bad code. So, be sure about the correct return type.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Traffic Utilization on router high CPU usage.

Long time ago, I was trying to address traffic utilization issues on border routers. This is the summary of my communication with nsp mailing list [Traffic Utilization Summary].

Crash LAMP Installation: Apache 2.2.6, PHP 5.2.6, mod_perl 2.0

Recently I need to install LAMP on my laptop to brush up my LAMP skills. Actually, LAMP compilation on *nix like system is not that difficult. I've tried to compile almost bare minimum things one must to do in order to have running web server with php, perl, mod_perl and MySQL support. Here is the short document titled Crash Notes on installing LAMP System with Apache 2.2.6, PHP 5.2.6, mod_perl 2.0. Notes contain installation instructions, configuration and minimum testing. Example (httpd.conf)

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Prototype Codes: memoproto

There are many nice books out there on Programming, such as ANSI C programming by Kernigan & Richie. Usually they lack complete working examples, and rather they tend to give parts of codes that are related to topic they describe. For that reason, I've just started to collect many working full examples in various languages. It is located on Google's code repository. [link] (Will update this link soon.)

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Simple syncronization via ssh with rsync.

One can syncronize two different locations by using rsync via ssh or without ssh.
Here are the steps:

1. get from the other location
rsync -avuzb dir/mydir/ .

2. put into other location
rsync -Cavuzb . dir/mydir/

If one of the location is reachable via ssh then one ca write

rsync -avz -e ssh remoteuser@remotehost:/remote/dir /this/dir/

Look at the man pages for more details. Actually -e flag is not needed.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

CPU Timing in a C code

Examine this simple example :

#include < stdio.h >
#include < stdlib.h >
#include < time.h >
#include < math.h >

int main();

int main() {
long int i,a;
clock_t cputime,cputime1;
double timing,timing0;
cputime= clock();

cputime1= clock();
timing0=((double) cputime1-cputime);
timing=((double) cputime1-cputime) / CLOCKS_PER_SEC;
printf("timing =%12.9f clock per sec=%d timing0=%12.9f\n",

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Latex Poster: A working full example

You must use Latex to generate your posters, because it looks beautiful. Here is fully working and self contained example [latex_poster].

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Simple scripts: Compressing Files & Cluster Queue Jobs Termination

If you would like to compress your data files or any type recursively you can use this simple perl script [datcompress].

Sometimes it is annoying to delete all your PBS jobs one by one, so simple perl script helps [deleteall].

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

How to benchmark communication cost in the beowulf (parallel system)

Quite long time ago, I've proposed one simple way of estimating
communication cost of an MPI program (or multiple-instruction)
appeared in the beowulf mailing list. Here is the outline of
the procedure.
[original post]

Definition Communication cost (Comm) is the ratio between the real
time used by all processors (processes actually if you use MPI)
and global real cpu time (GRU).
 Comm=GRU/GR = (GR-GU-GS)/GR 

Undefined symbols are as follows:
Comm= Communication cost
GR=global real time
LR=local worked real time
LU=local user
LS=local system
GS=global system
GU=global user
n=# of procs

In the actual MPI program this measure's implementation could be outlined
as follows
begin distribution
initial_timings=timings; whatever is your distributed computing....
end distribution
if(myrank == 0) {compute communication cost}
END Myprogram

BEGIN PROC timings
for(n=0;n < numproc;numproc) {
if(n==myrank) { measure timing of myrank and send to rank 0 }
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