Fri 04 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc linux

Preface

This week was about getting the Gentoo stage3 to work on Android (as a subsystem of Android currently), and replacing init located in the initramfs, which was part of the boot.img that was used to boot the system. To ease the process of compiling for a different architecture …

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Mon 30 April 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Preface

According to the schedule in the proposal, this week was about getting familiar with Lineage OS building process and installing it on the development device. This blog post summarizes the work I've done and the problems I ran into (and successfully fixed) in the process, and makes a brief …

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Sat 17 March 2018

Filed under C++

Tags c++ language

The story

Consider the following code snippet:

#include <iostream>

class A;

class B { 
    public: 
        B() {} 

        B(A &) { // conversion constructor that takes cv-unqualified A
            std::cout << "called B's conversion constructor" << std::endl; 
        } 
};

class A { 
    public: 
        operator B() const { // conversion operator that takes cv-qualified A
            std::cout << "called A's conversion …
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Tue 13 March 2018

Filed under General

Tags os pgp toys

The story

Thanks to the signing party and Harry Chen being so generous that he gave out one of his spare YubiKey 4's to me, I've got to get my hands on this tiny new device, which really changes the game of secure authentication and encryption. This article mainly serves …

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Mon 05 February 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags gentoo lvm sparc

The story

My SPARC Enterprise T5120 came with two 10000 RPM SAS HDDs, both with a labeled capacity of 146GB. Gentoo was installed on the first hard drive, and thanks to the old SILO that was in charge of booting the system up, I have to keep a single-large-root partition …

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