During this books development process, when a long list of writers and editors were commenting on the outline, nothing provoked such strong emotions and passionate debate as the pumpkin pie. Pretty much everyone agreed it had to be on the menu, but how to go about getting it on the table was a matter of intense disagreement.
On one end of the spectrum, some felt that for the inexperienced cook, baking a pieand especially a pie crust from scratchis far too scary to contemplate, and all the more so with everything else that has to be prepared. On the other end of the spectrum, experienced pie makers shared their easy-as-pie pie crust recipes and insisted that its not scary at all, while emphasizing that a fresh pie is crucial to a proper Thanksgiving dinner. In between were many other opinions.
Ive made plenty of pies and the process doesnt seem scary to me, but I made some lousy (though still edible) pie crusts before I got the knack of it. So Im going to give you two equally valid paths to a good pumpkin pie and let you choose the one you feel most comfortable with: you can either make the crust yourself (it really is easy!) or buy a ready-made (but unbaked) crust at the store. Either way, the rest of the instructions remain the same: youll make the filling, pour it into the crust, and bake. And frankly, other than the telltale disposable pie plate, your guests probably wont know the difference.
software that extends the Linux kernel so that processes can migrate
transparently among the different machines within a cluster in order
to more evenly distribute the workload. This chapter gives the basics
of setting up and using an openMosix cluster. There is a lot more to
openMosix than described here, but this should be enough to get you
started and keep you running for a while unless you have some very
openMosix software includes both a set
of kernel patches and support tools. The patches extend the kernel to
provide support for moving processes among machines in the cluster.
Typically, process migration is totally transparent to the user.
However, by using the tools provided with openMosix, as well as
third-party tools, you can control the migration of processes among
Let's look at how openMosix might be used to speed
up a set of computationally expensive tasks. Suppose, for example,
you have a dozen files to compress using a CPU-intensive program on a
machine that isn't part of an openMosix cluster. You
could compress each file one at a time, waiting for one to finish
before starting the next. Or you could run all the compressions
simultaneously by starting each compression in a separate window or
by running each compression in the background (ending each command
line with an &). Of course, either way will
take about the same amount of time and will load down your computer
while the programs are running.