The release candidate for DragonFly 4.4 is built and available for download. The main site has it as an ISO or IMG file, and the mirrors should have it soon if not already. Here’s a question I need feedback on: if we compressed these images using xz instead of bzip2 – would that inconvenience you?
The default linker in DragonFly has been switched to gold, the newer version of ld. (get it, go-ld?) It’s faster, cleaner, going by the commit message. It’s possible to switch back to the old one if needed. This predates the recent branch for 4.4, so it will be default in the release, too.
The next release of DragonFly is coming due, since it’s been 6 months. I just tagged 4.4RC, and I’ll have an image built soon. Current estimate is that we’ll have the 4.4-RELEASE at the end of the month.
The long-anticipated native OpenBSD amd64 and i386 hypervisor vmm(4) has been committed, with userland tools, to the public CVS repository. If you\'ve been following source changes closely, you probably noticed the series of commits like this one from Mike Larkin (mlarkin@), supplemented with one by Reyk Floeter (reyk@). In an announcement a [...]
This is one of those weeks where everything gets covered. Settle in, there’s lots to click. For Better or For Worse. About Go, but also about language design in general. (via) The Birth of ZFS. See comments in the source link about Oracle’s version vs. the BSD version. The Docker Monitoring Problem. Good for an (Read more.. [...]
Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week. Inaugural SemiBUG meeting notes. Next meeting is December 15th, with Josh Grosse presenting on bulk package builds in OpenBSD. Yahoo and FreeBSD (1997). For those who enjoy correlation without clear causation, there’s a relationship between Yahoo’ [...]
Imre Vadász fixed top so that hitting ‘c’ filters displayed processes by command name. I am mentioning this not because it’s a huge change, but because I forget about all the interactive elements that are possible with top.
Does that count as alliteration? Anyway, Matthew Dillon has increased the size of the starting window in TCP. If you are on a higher-latency link and/or fetching lots of small files, you should notice better performance.
This week’s BSDNow has the usual news, plus an interview of George Wilson talking about ZFS. There’s a new Beastie Bits section that contains a bunch of short links to BSD material… Hey! That’s my niche!
If you are on bleeding-edge DragonFly (4.3), you will need to rebuild both kernel and world to keep them in sync, after Sepherosa Ziehau’s commit. This won’t affect you at all if you are on 4.2.x.
I don’t think I linked to this anywhere else: Why did I choose the DragonFlyBSD Operating System? By Siju George, at BSD Magazine.
The disk scheduler apparatus in DragonFly has been removed. This may not affect you much, since alternate scheduling setups were never utilized much with it. It may fix some rare Hammer cleanup issues, though, and you may need to adjust your custom kernel config, if you have one.
In our ongoing series of ü2k15 hackathon reports, here is Mike Belopuhov\'s (mikeb@) entry: My task at ü2k15 was to implement Chacha20-Poly1305 authenticated encryption mode for use in the IPsec stack within the Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) protocol. The Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD) construction for [...]
Reminder: Stephen Bourne, known for the Bourne Shell, among many other things, will be talking at NYCBUG this Thursday. Plan to get there early, cause it’ll be busy.
If you are anywhere near Detroit, the inaugural SEMIBUG meeting is the night of the 17th – that’s tomorrow, as of this posting. Go, visit, and I’ll be jealous since there’s no BSD user groups near me.
For those wondering about the ongoing integration progress of OpenBSD\'s pledge(2) subsystem, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has an informative update. Our base system contains 600 ELF binaries, which are found in the directories /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin and /usr/libexec. 368 have been converted to use pledge in some form -- generall [...]
It might snow around here today, and I am looking forward to it. Why I Quit Ordering From Uber-for-Food Start-Ups. Describes the two ways online tools are going – centralization, or decentralized. (via) The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Some readers will find this intensely enjoyable. Some highlights: funny, familiar, [...]
This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth. Many many more u2k15 reports. Slides about pledge(). There’s a very good point (and followup) in there. Why I Chose FreeNAS When I Started My Own Landscape Architecture Firm. Initial 802.11n wireless support for iwm(4). noice, a (Read more...)
Our next u2k15 hackathon report comes from none other than Stefan Sperling (stsp@), who writes: OpenBSD hackathons without travel are pretty weird. Taking the train or bus to the hackroom in 30 minutes from home was quite a change from the usual 24+ hour trips around the planet. Instead of travelling I spent some time organising thin [...]
The next hackathon report is from Florian Obser (florian@), who writes: I\'m not entirely sure if mg(1) has dedicated maintainers, but if there are it\'s probably lum@, jasper@ and me. When u2k15 was first discussed at c2k15 in Calgary someone said: \"Florian, will you come? We need utf8 for mg!\" Me: \"For sure I will come, I will b [...]