Sunday, January 29, 2017

To Pin or not to Pin on Symmetric Multiprocessor Systems

This is a nice interview questions as it helps to determine if the candidate is capable of discerning the tradeoffs in SMP system design. The question is pretty simple, consider a system where you have two cores 1 and 2 and two tasks e.g. timer tasks A and B. How would you design the scheduling in the system?

Citation information:
G. Bhanage, "To Pin or not to Pin on Symmetric Multiprocessor Systems", Tech Report GDB2017-003,, January 2017.

  title={To Pin or not to Pin on Symmetric Multiprocessor Systems},
  author={Bhanage, Gautam},
  number={Tech Report GDB2017-003},

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Introduction to WiFi Packet Captures

If you are a beginner who is just starting to use WiFi with wireshark and want some sample captures to look at here are a few from the wireshark site:

Simple wireless join:
File: Network_Join_Nokia_Mobile.pcap Description: 802.11 capture of a new client joining the network, authenticating and activating WPA ciphering

File: wpa-Induction.pcap Description: 802.11 capture with WPA data encrypted using the password "Induction".

Monday, January 16, 2017

Takeaways and quotes from A brief history of time, a “timeless” classic by Stephen Hawking

Don't have time to read the entire book, then please feel free to browse through these few pages that I have put together. These are concepts, quotes and information on concepts collected  from across the web that are relevant to the information in this book.

 preview of brief history of time

Download and read: Review PDF

P.S> I am not a physicist so please take everything with a pinch of salt :)

Quotes are mostly from
Concepts are snippets from

Cite this:
G. Bhanage, "Takeaways and quotes from A brief history of  time, a “timeless” classic by Stephen Hawking", Published online at  GDB2017-001, Jan, 2017