December 08, 2004
Plugfest Day 3
I'm not sure, but each day seems to be getting harder and harder. And much more interesting.
Got in today to test against my latest fix, which passed all the stress tests. I thought that was just great. Then I ran them on a multi processor system.... hmmmm... not so good. Not sure what the issue is, but I have scheduled some time tomorrow morning to figure it out. Since I don't HAVE any development resources using multi processors, I haven't had the opportunity to try this hardware configuration. That makes it a really interesting issue to debug. Should be a lot of fun!
Robert came by the test lab with the Channel 9 crew to do an interview with Neil Christiensen, the dev lead for the Filter Manager team. It will be interesting to see, as I got asked to sit in during the interview. Robert expects that the video will be up in a few weeks.
Had some good lectures on TxF support in the filter manager, and the new virtual memory management stuff in Longhorn. Some interesting performance advancements that Microsoft has added that should significantly increase performance. You know, like going from 64K writes on disk to having the ability to do writes at 4 GIGS at a time. Thats going to be interesting to see in a production environment.
Over all, its been a good day. Can't wait to see how much tougher the testing is going to get. Once I fix whatever this issue for multiproc is, I will have to start thinking about the tests against the 64bit systems in the lab. I think I might pass on that this time around.
But hey, who knows. I'm a sucker for punishment! :)Posted by SilverStr at December 8, 2004 09:43 PM | TrackBack