saturday, 20 january 2007

posted at 10:48

Does this mean anything to you?

rob@plastic:~$ ping -c5
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=13.0 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=12.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=12.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=12.8 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=12.9 ms

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 12.824/12.948/13.074/0.147 ms


I was right, and the problem wasn't my fault. I got an email this morning from one Georg Steger (who has a finger in every pie) who read my last blog entry, and based on my rather vague description was heroic enough to track down a bug in UnixIO, and sent me a patch. Applied, and its a ping frenzy - I've sent ~10000, without issue. Thanks Georg, you're a legend.

While others were fixing bugs for me, I got to spend some time refactoring large chunks of code and adding various error checks and other stuff. Its now at the point where I think I've got a pretty solid and clean codebase to build all the other needed pieces on - stats tracking, broadcast/multicasts, and so forth. The hard stuff is done, it should be pretty plain sailing from here!