Projects / helpme


Clusters and server farms often have many nodes and very little hardware support for locating and diagnosing problems, especially if the problem involves the network interface. Helpme is a small stand-alone program that allows a node to use the standard PC speaker, both to signal that a problem has been detected and to render arbitrary alphanumeric text using either Morse code or the NATO phonetic alphabet. The input syntax allows repeating messages and more.

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  •  23 Sep 2002 19:06

    Release Notes: Various changes were made to enhance the Morse rendering, a few command line options were added, and this release avoids using the machine-dependent performance counter register. The code was also rewritten to further reduce size; it is now provided as statically linked versions (about 37K) in addition to the full source code.

    •  12 Sep 2002 23:41

      No changes have been submitted for this release.


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