[time-nuts] Dropbox is cool, but...

Clay Autery cautery at montac.com
Sun Feb 5 15:35:14 EST 2017

Yep, I can see where that would be an issue....  Use an un-synced
directory/folder and them back up to dropbox off-air if required...  :)

Clay Autery, KY5G
MONTAC Enterprises
(318) 518-1389

On 2/5/2017 2:17 PM, John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> So I was clever and decided to log some PPS data to a folder within my
> "Dropbox" folder.  Strange results followed... the whole system just
> bogged down, and even fairly slow serial data dropped characters.
> It turns out that the culprit was the Dropbox daemon continuously
> trying to sync the file as it changed every second.  It didn't
> manifest as CPU overload or anything obvious; the problem was
> apparently thrashing in the I/O system.  Once I started dumping the
> data to a "normal" directory, the problem went away.  (This was on
> Linux, by the way).
> So, a lesson learned -- don't stream unbuffered data, even at a low
> rate, into a sync'd folder!
> John

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