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Emacs and 'alarm clock'

Angelo Graziosi


It is from a few days that I have noted the following Emacs (started from
X) behaviour.

When one uses the commands:  

   M-x compile (or M-x recompile) : make Mars clean

(M-x stands for ALT-x, Mars is the application to build or rebuild), in
the compilation buffer, Emacs writes:


-----------------------

   cd ~/Applications/Gravitation/       # -*-compilation-*-
   Entering directory `~/Applications/Gravitation/'
   make Mars clean
   
   Compilation alarm clock at Sun Dec 11 15:10:14
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^

-----------------------

The mode line being


--:** *compilation* All (5,46)  (Compilation:signal [14]) ----------

and the build does not starts! Repeating 3 or 4 times then it starts.

The date is that when the command was given.

There are not warning or errors mesage.
 
This behaviour makes hard to work.

Before I never knew the existence of 'alarm clock' in Emacs (the manual
says that it has to do with agenda or diary that I never used).

They are at least 6 months that I have installed emacs-21.3.50-2 without
having these 'allarm clocks' and all worked.



Does Emacs write some of its configuration in other place apart from
~/.emacs?

Could that depend on the fact I use a cygwin snapshot (20051210 12:10:31)?



I send cygcheck and .emacs* if it can help.

Ciao,

   Angelo.

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traceroute command anywhere?

Robert Body
Hi, I looked in www.cygwin.com/packages that must be the best way to search
for what's inside packages right?

and I can't find  traceroute  which pings a website but also shows how it
got there, with the 11 or so hits of IPs it does along the way

is there a pre-built binary for traceroute out there?

-Robert



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Re: traceroute command anywhere?

Brian Dessent
Robert Body wrote:

> Hi, I looked in www.cygwin.com/packages that must be the best way to search
> for what's inside packages right?

In all honesty it is the very best way, at least if you are only
interested in finding official Cygwin packages.  There are of course
other repositories of non-official packages.

If you are using a recent snapshot you can also use "cygcheck -p
<query>" from the command line which queries the same list.

> and I can't find  traceroute  which pings a website but also shows how it
> got there, with the 11 or so hits of IPs it does along the way
>
> is there a pre-built binary for traceroute out there?

The "tracert" command is part of windows and should be on any PC.  While
not a Cygwin app it should work fine from within Cygwin.  Is there a
reason this will not work for your needs?

Alternatively, find the source tarballs of other implementations of the
the various traceroute utilities (e.g. lft, mtr) and see if they will
compile.  See for example
<http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=traceroute&section=projects&Go.x=0&Go.y=0>

Brian

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Re: traceroute command anywhere?

Robert Body
Thanks Brian, I tried traceroute in Windows, didn't work, but with your
tracert command suggestion it works. I get this output:

Tracing route to robertbody.com [206.53.60.7]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  2     8 ms     9 ms    24 ms  68.86.105.109
  3     9 ms     9 ms     9 ms  68.86.103.45
  4     8 ms     9 ms    10 ms  68.86.103.178
  5     9 ms     7 ms    10 ms  12.124.157.53
  6    34 ms    33 ms    33 ms  gbr1-p40.dvmco.ip.att.net [12.123.36.146]
  7    33 ms    32 ms    74 ms  tbr1-p013501.dvmco.ip.att.net [12.122.1.29]
  8    34 ms    36 ms    35 ms  12.122.12.133
  9    32 ms    33 ms    33 ms  12.122.81.137
10    35 ms    33 ms    33 ms  p5-0.core01.sjc03.atlas.cogentco.com
[154.54.11.237]
11    35 ms    34 ms    35 ms  p3-0.core01.sjc01.atlas.cogentco.com
[154.54.1.29]
12    80 ms    78 ms    79 ms  p14-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com
[66.28.4.237]
13     *      486 ms   517 ms  p4-0.core01.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com
[66.28.4.89]
14   643 ms     *      487 ms  p4-0.core01.phl01.atlas.cogentco.com
[66.28.4.18]
15   488 ms   492 ms     *     p5-0.core02.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com
[66.28.4.1]
16   490 ms   483 ms   487 ms  p15-0.core01.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com
[66.28.4.13]
17   487 ms   491 ms   491 ms  p12-0.core01.jfk05.atlas.cogentco.com
[154.54.1.26]
18   481 ms   481 ms   480 ms  Velcom-1433965Ontario.demarc.cogentco.com
[38.112.13.194]
19   486 ms   487 ms   490 ms  b8000-core-ny.velcom.com [206.53.55.50]
20     *        *      481 ms  terra.velcom.com [206.53.60.7]

Trace complete.

if 486ms starts at entry 13, but is still at 20, can I say that 20 is
playing a part in the horrible delay?

If I run ping:
Reply from 206.53.60.7: bytes=32 time=483ms TTL=46
Reply from 206.53.60.7: bytes=32 time=475ms TTL=42
Reply from 206.53.60.7: bytes=32 time=483ms TTL=42
Reply from 206.53.60.7: bytes=32 time=482ms TTL=42

I get 500ms almost ping, it should be 100 normally. Upload of data is at
4.2K, it should be 40K, and the website host company is telling me they're
pinging my website at 80ms and all is good, but it's not. (host is Velcom)
So can I say from the tracert that they are indeed slowing things down, them
being the last in the chain at 20?

Thanks
-Robert

>From: Brian Dessent <[hidden email]>
>Reply-To: [hidden email]
>To: [hidden email]
>Subject: Re: traceroute command anywhere?
>Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 09:40:50 -0800
>
>Robert Body wrote:
>
> > Hi, I looked in www.cygwin.com/packages that must be the best way to
>search
> > for what's inside packages right?
>
>In all honesty it is the very best way, at least if you are only
>interested in finding official Cygwin packages.  There are of course
>other repositories of non-official packages.
>
>If you are using a recent snapshot you can also use "cygcheck -p
><query>" from the command line which queries the same list.
>
> > and I can't find  traceroute  which pings a website but also shows how
>it
> > got there, with the 11 or so hits of IPs it does along the way
> >
> > is there a pre-built binary for traceroute out there?
>
>The "tracert" command is part of windows and should be on any PC.  While
>not a Cygwin app it should work fine from within Cygwin.  Is there a
>reason this will not work for your needs?
>
>Alternatively, find the source tarballs of other implementations of the
>the various traceroute utilities (e.g. lft, mtr) and see if they will
>compile.  See for example
><http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=traceroute&section=projects&Go.x=0&Go.y=0>
>
>Brian
>
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Re: traceroute command anywhere?

Brian Dessent
Robert Body wrote:

>   9    32 ms    33 ms    33 ms  12.122.81.137
> 10    35 ms    33 ms    33 ms  p5-0.core01.sjc03.atlas.cogentco.com
> [154.54.11.237]
> 11    35 ms    34 ms    35 ms  p3-0.core01.sjc01.atlas.cogentco.com
> [154.54.1.29]
> 12    80 ms    78 ms    79 ms  p14-0.core01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com
> [66.28.4.237]
> 13     *      486 ms   517 ms  p4-0.core01.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com
> [66.28.4.89]
> 14   643 ms     *      487 ms  p4-0.core01.phl01.atlas.cogentco.com
> [66.28.4.18]
> ...
> if 486ms starts at entry 13, but is still at 20, can I say that 20 is
> playing a part in the horrible delay?

From that output it would appear that there is some serious congestion
somewhere in Cogent's network that is causing your high latency.  From
traceroute it's not always possible to tell exactly where or what is
going on, but it does seem clear that there is probably an overloaded or
misconfigured router, or a saturated link, etc.

One thing that you should also be aware of is that the windows version
of traceroute uses ICMP echo - the same kind of packet used by ping.  In
fact it's really just doing a number of sequential pings, each with an
increased TTL.  Anyway, ping is not always a good tool to judge network
congestion because it is not processed in the same way by routers as
normal IP flows.  More here:
<http://www.iwl.com/Resources/Papers/icmp-echo_print.html>.

Finally, this isn't Cygwin specific so if you want to dig deeper you
should find a newsgroup or mailing list devoted to networking.

Brian

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