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Anyone completed the exercise?

Anyone completed the exercise?

Posted Apr 16, 2010 4:27 UTC (Fri) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
In reply to: Anyone completed the exercise? by nikanth
Parent article: The case of the overly anonymous anon_vma

I think the point is just that standard tools like to avoid nodes overlapping each other, so if you have a million nodes on screen then each node must occupy only about 1 pixel, and you wouldn't be able to get any information about the problem other than “a million sure is a big number, isn't it?”. But it wasn't really a serious suggestion for understanding the bug, which could be illustrated with just one or two child processes.

(I was hoping to be able to point people to a certain impressive tool I've seen for interactively exploring large graphs, but I see that the code isn't yet publicly available. However, it's expected to be redeveloped and GPL'd in a year or two, under the name Dunnart.)

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