Reporting correct space usage for TrueNAS samba shares

Nov 19 2022

TrueNAS is a great and mature piece of software. By leveraging the ZFS filesystem and providing access to the data using various protocols along with a simple, easy to use webinterface, it has become the defacto standard for SOHO self built NAS systems. By default the windows shares exposed by samba on TrueNAS will show a correct, but unintuitive space estimate. The issue is that shares, even if they belong to the same pool, will report different volume sizes when mounted on a client.

SIM7000E | Converting Libraries

Dec 5 2021

As I already mentioned in a previous post, the simcom module allows you run your own code right inside the chip. This allows for some pretty interesting applications and reduces external components to a minimum. However the libraries which are used to interface to the kernel running inside the module are only provided as a ARMCC version which makes them quite hard to use with a more standard compiler like GCC. Because of this I developed an open source variant which allows compilation with gcc and can be modified as needed to add more features.


An IoT module with potential

Oct 30 2021

SIM7000E is a Cellular module which supports 2G as well as LTE CAT-M1 and LTE NB-IoT produced by Simcom. In addition to a modem, the module integrates a GNSS receiver which allows it to find its position using GPS, Galileo, Beidou and Glonass. Unlike most other modules with similar features, however, it does not require a separate processor which allows smaller and cheaper devices.

How much memory is required for malloc(0) ?

Why doing nothing is inefficient.

Jan 30 2021

At first glance, the answer seems clear: A request to allocate no memory should not require any memory at all. However, it is easily possible to exhaust all available memory without ever allocating more than zero bytes. But before we take a look at malloc(0) lets first check the simpler case of malloc(1).