macOS terminal stalls running a binary

Here I am, confined to my apartment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and without having posted anything for almost two months. Fortunately, my family and I are still are in good condition, and I’m even more fortunate to have a job that can employ me remotely without problems. Or can they? For over a year, my team and I have been working on allowing our mobile engineers to work from their laptops (as opposed to from their powerful workstations).

March 23, 2020 · Tags: fuse, macos
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The OSXFUSE, hard links, and dladdr puzzle

Hello everyone and welcome to this new decade! It’s already 2020 and I’m only 17 days late in writing a first post. I was planning to start with an opinion article, but as its draft is taking longer than I wanted… I’ll present you the story of a recent crazy bug that has kept me busy for the last couple of days. Java crashes with Bazel and sandboxfs On a machine running macOS Catalina, install sandboxfs and build Bazel with sandboxfs enabled, like this:

January 17, 2020 · Tags: bazel, fuse, internals, programming
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NTFS read/write support for Mac OS X

It is a fact that hard disk drives are very, very large nowadays. Formatting them as FAT (in any of its versions) is suboptimal due to the deficiencies of this file system: big clusters, lack of journaling support, etc. But, like it or not, FAT is the most compatible file system out there: virtually any OS and device supports it in read/write mode. Today, I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Mac (won't bother you with the reasons).

March 17, 2007 · Tags: fuse, macos, ntfs
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