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Colin King
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16.07.00 released. As ever, see the release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/16.07.00
New Features. acpi: method: add _FIT test; acpi: pcct: add ACPI PCCT test; opal/prd_info: Add OPAL Processor Recovery Diagnostics; olog: olog.json: Add OPAL skiboot errors for olog scan; Add klog checking for errors from drivers/acpi/tables.c; klog: data.json: Add klog checking for kernel NUMA ...
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Hrm, this code is clearly weird:

if (enabled == 0) { /* 0 */
priv->reg.powermgt = POWMGT_ACTIVE_MODE;
} else if (enabled) { /* 1 */
if (priv->reg.operation_mode == MODE_INFRASTRUCTURE)
priv->reg.powermgt = POWMGT_SAVE1_MODE;
else
return -EINVAL;
} else if (enabled) { /* 2 */
if (priv->reg.operation_mode == MODE_INFRASTRUCTURE)
priv->reg.powermgt = POWMGT_SAVE2_MODE;
else
return -EINVAL;
} else
return -EINVAL;

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Seems that "enabled" is only 0 or 1 originally. But then "enabled" could be "2". So copy&paste to "fix" this code. Forgot to add "1 == enabled"/"2 == enabled". 
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armed with the latest version of CoverityScan 8.5.0 I've managed to get the ZFS-on-Linux SPL to be statically checked. I've been wrestling with this with the older version, seems like the new CoverityScan has fixed a bunch of issues I was hitting. Nice one.
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Been helping my son David collect the rubbish that is around the Grattons Park Local Nature Reserve. He collected 2 bin bags full of garbage including a shoe and way too many plastic bottles and coke cans.
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This is such a great thing to do. I saw something recently that said imaging a world if we all picked up just one piece of litter every day. Sounds like you picked up good few years worth.
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Managed to get some shots of the moon this week.
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Great pictures. Keep them coming. 
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one of those mornings where examine object code generated from gcc on two different architectures to ensure it has done the right thing.
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..and now I've bricked a development box with a firmware update.
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oh rats, gcc is ignoring -fno-builtin when using -O2 or more. That was not expected.
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How about define macro even without -fno-builtin?
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Got my son some litmus paper. He's really excited. I think we have a budding scientist in our midst.
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throwing 3 days of file system testing and benchmarking at the 4.7 kernel .. lets see what happens!
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My son caring for the local nature reserve.
This is not the first time I have done a post like this one. Two days ago, I went to Grattons LNR on an evening walk. The summer holidays have just started, and it seemed as if someone had had a party, not cleaning up after t...
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Well, not directly. But my brother is a builder and he uses this sort of glove http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Workwear+%26+Safety/d70/Gloves/sd570/Super+Grip+Gloves/p21093 They are cheap enough to buy a few pairs. Having the breathable back makes them so much more comfortable. If there is danger he may come across broken glass, or needles etc, then you should use specialist equipment.
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Robots are even taking away the jobs of the homeless now.
This doesn’t mean you should stop being helpful or charitable to homeless people you encounter on the street—but if you see this guy, there’s something about him you should know. At a recent Maker Faire in Nantes, France, a man wearing worn clothing and pushing a shopping cart actually turned out to be a lifelike robotic hobo, or robo, as they prefer to be called.
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That is really cool!
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$ man wcsxfrm
No manual entry for wcsxfrm

Huh?
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Maybe you need to type it in unicode.

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Education
  • University of Kent
    BSc. Computing, 1988 - 1991
    1st Class Honours. Operating Systems, Compiling Techniques, Theory of Programming, Network Systems, Digital Electronics.
  • University of Kent
    1988 - 1991
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Using know-how as a tool to get interesting problems solved
Introduction
Born at the the tender age of zero, I then grew up to be an adult, which is the normal natural progression. I see the world as a curious place of profound and awesome mental stimulations that need to be understood. Learning is paramount, without knowledge and wisdom we are doomed to re-live the fundamental mistakes of our forefathers. On a less profound note, I like to eat chocolate.
Work
Occupation
Kernel Engineer and bit twiddler
Skills
C, Linux Kernel, ACPI, UEFI/BIOS, Debugging, Assembler.
Employment
  • Canonical Ltd.
    present
  • Canonical Ltd.
    Kernel Engineer, 2008 - present
  • Philips
    2000 - 2008
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Vectrex CRT Replacement
retrotinker.blogspot.com

NOTE: Handling a CRT of any size is a potentially dangerous proposition. Not only are CRTs driven by very high voltages and capable of stori

Cleaning the Local Nature Reserve
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

As I have said before (see here), litter is a problem. Litter is a problem to our wildlife and their habitats. So that is why I did a river

Trail cam footage: 12/7/15
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

Last week I put my trail cam in a opening between the heathland and a forest area. After the week wait I collected it today! Here are the be

Trail cam footage: 5/6/15
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

After a tense week of waiting to collect the trail cam back from the wilderness of Buchan Country Park, I had a lot of good footage to look

My garden patch
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

In the back garden, there is a small corner full of wildlife. It is made just for wildlife and already has a few mini beasts inside. I would

Wildlife curriculum
focus-on-wildlife.blogspot.com

I find that wildlife has been drained out of our school curriculum. At secondary, I am shocked by how pupils don't notice wildlife. I have f

Uitlity: Reading and Writing PCI, IO and memory with Linux Firmware Debu...
alexhungdmz.blogspot.com

Many BIOS engineers are familiar with ru.exe in DOS and R/W everything in Windows. One frequently asked question is whether there is an equi

#ifdef linux: procenv update
ifdeflinux.blogspot.com

Earlier today I released procenv 0.34. Quite a bit has changed since version 0.27 including: Recognises AARCH64, SuperH (fix), PPC64, PPCspe

Ubuntu One Files
market.android.com

Your Personal Cloud Ubuntu One gives you 5GB of free storage for all your files, photos and music, watch as they magically appear on all you

address-sanitizer
code.google.com

AddressSanitizer: a fast memory error detector

Ubuntu Quality – Key Performance Indicators
www.chrisjohnston.org

Recently there has been a huge push for quality in Ubuntu. The goal is to have a stable and usable daily image of the development version of

LinkedIn - Apps on Android Market
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For Professionals Going Places Get on-the-go access to your professional network with LinkedIn for Android. Find and connect with more than

#ifdef linux: Coverity static analysis for C, C++ and Java code
ifdeflinux.blogspot.com

It's a well known principle of software engineering that the earlier bugs can be caught, the lower the overall cost. As such, testing needs

"Quiet"
calmlycreative.blogspot.com

I am an avid reader. I would like to say that I read a wide variety of books, but that wouldn't be strictly truthful. I love a good who-dunn

Free Online Graph Paper / Square Graph Paper PDFs
incompetech.com

Graph Paper. Plain Graph Paper PDF Generator - Set your border and grid spacing (ie 4 lines per centimemter) to get as much graph as possibl

#ifdef linux: A basic Upstart Events GUI (and cli!:-) tool
ifdeflinux.blogspot.com

It didn't quite make it into the release, but we now have a very basic Upstart GUI that should appear in Ubuntu along with the Upstart 1.7 r

Ubuntu One Music
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Ubuntu One Music Streaming for Android makes the most of your music. You can wirelessly stream your entire music collection from your Ubuntu

Home | Ubuntu
www.ubuntu.com

Overview · Web browsing · Office applications · Social and email · Music and mobile · Photos and videos · Ubuntu Software Centre · Ubuntu On

LessWatts.org - Saving Power on Intel systems with Linux
www.lesswatts.org

Ethernet. The ethernet network controller is one of the pieces in a computer that has to transport signals of a long piece of cable, at a hi

ICO, sue us
nocookielaw.com

We're sick of the ICO and this ridiculous cookie law. So here's an ultimatum.

Food was served promptly but overall the quality of the food was average and I wasn't impressed with the service.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Utterly pathetic service. I keep on re-booking a delivery and they just don't turn up. Wasted a whole week. Avoid them at all costs. A have wasted a lot of money calling them up (no use whatsoever) and they just don't seem to care about service quality at all.
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reviewed 4 years ago
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