Filed under Gentoo Linux

Brotherscankeyd Updated

A new version of brotherscankeyd is available via GitHub. After a system update my pysnmp instance did not work properly anymore. Thus I removed all pysnmp dependencies – the module felt somewhat overloaded  anyhow. Now SNMP requests are created with the program snmpset, part of the net-snmp package ( Advertisements


My current NAS setup is based on a Gentoo server and access via SSHFS. That is fine and works: I can mount my remote data as another path in my local home directory and any file access is secured over SSH (using PKI). But retrieving information, e.g. based on metadata, is a mess. I have … Continue reading

Introducing brotherscankeyd

Recently I bought a Brother MFC-L2720DW printer/scanner. In the past I was used to buy HP because of the good Linux support. But now I have discovered that Brother offers quite a good Linux support as well. Installing the printer was a disappointment: everything worked as expected! (Driver source: brother overlay; installation via CUPS and … Continue reading

More on linuxfd: An Example

The following short test program demonstrates the possibilities of eventfd, signalfd and timerfd in an asynchronous controlled event loop. In short this program features a loop which is activated if any of the three special files becomes readable. Otherwise the epoll call blocks indefinitely. Every three seconds a timer file object expires, thus becoming readable. … Continue reading

From pytimerfd to linuxfd

Recently I have released Python bindings for the timer file descriptor available in Linux (pytimerfd). Now I can present the Python package “linuxfd”, which offers Python bindings for the Linux system calls eventfd, signalfd and timerfd. It is available at and at GitHub: With “eventfd” it is possible to define counter files … Continue reading