Showing posts from May, 2010

How to count the number of cores in a Linux machine

Use the following command: cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc –l It is convenient to put it in a script which I will call, for example, ncores: #!/bin/sh cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc –l See enclosed screen shot:

Firefox 3.6 beta is still buggy

My Firefox version 3.6.4 is eating a lot of memory and the longer it is kept open the more memory it consumes, probably a memory leak somewhere. It seems that the blame is on the Plug-ins with their buggy JavaScript codes. Any how the user experience is not as expected. Enclosed a screen dump of the task manager after killing Firefox plugin-container.exe * This post was prepared using Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer.