This is a shot of a small graphing program I wrote
(in C++, using the FLTK widget set) that uses /dev/schemix to periodically
poll the value of the kernel variable nr_threads. The stepped-exponential
growth of the fork-bomb can be clearly seen, and the sampling rate is high enough that
we can see some features in the tail of the curve, after the bomb is killed. Note, for
example, that the stepping effect in the tail is real - it's not an artifact of the
A shot of Schemix 0.2.0 running in an Emacs session.
This is a very comfortable way to run a Schemix session, as we get all the
benefits of the Emacs editor (e.g. syntax highlighting and bracket matching) for free.