Revision as of 18:35, 13 June 2012 by Popescu.andrei1991 (talk | contribs) (Daily development log)

Personal Info

Hello, my name is Andrei - Constantin Popescu, I usually go by Andrei. I am a second year undergraduate at Polytechnic University of Bucharest,studying at the computer science department.


I can usually be found on IRC on #brlcad - freenode, I have various nicknames, depending on availablity : andrei, andrei_, andrei__. The quickest way to reach me on e-mail is the address: - I read emails on this several times a day. My github account is :

I will use this page to keep track of my progress on a daily basis.

Project Summary

Firstly, here can be found my official proposal.

The purpose of a package managing library ( or tool) is to pass around packages containing data from brlcad tools. The packages are sent via TCP and as a result are using TCP header. TCP --

My current knowledge is that the TCP Payload[1] has a size of 64kb, at least in the linux kernel. There has been a reported incident where libpkg fails to send 24k+ packages. [1] Payload - TCP field containinig effective data (user data, for example).

I believe this is the reported incident :

Tpkg will be used for testing the package issue. I am currently researching dstat and ifstat, found via apt-cache search ifstat dstat - versatile resource statistics tool ifstat - InterFace STATistics Monitoring

The curent state of brlcad libpkg is a basic client-server protocol.

GsoC 2012 progress

So far I have managed to compile and install brl-cad on a 32-bit Archlinux. I am focusing on the tpkg command to see what exactly happens and properly submitting the global removal patch.

Daily development log

21th May - 8th of June - exams period, minor work on tpkg patch and on the red - black tree test unit.

9th June - working on obtaining commit access asap. Currently developing the performance shell script.

10-11th June - Not much work , documenting regarding bash programming.

12-13th June -finishing the shell script, applying feedback given by Erik on the tpkg parameter patch.

14th June - Submitting the final version of the shell script.