Did this early too, but ended up with lots of links. The cost of things is getting out of control. We’re pretty happy with SQLite. (via) A Research Unix Reader, by Douglas McIlroy. (via) Twenty years of free software, part 1: Ikiwiki. (via) Spaceship Generator: A blender script that procedurally generates (Read more...)
A good amount of user group material this week. Installfest, Spread the word at HOPE! BSD Installfest, July 22-24, New York City. Vote up if… Dragonfly should be on the Desktop! My BSDCan “OpenPAM & BSD” talk SNIA DSI Recap. Big numbers! NetBSD Introduction by Siju Oommen George. HardenedBSD vs OpenBSD. (via) Distrowatch reviews [...]
This is limited to some users of specific Intel video chipsets, but: if you get odd screen artifacts in X, the ‘vesa’ driver may work just fine for you.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Dear FreeBSD Community: It gives me great pleasure to announce to you all that we have found, and somehow managed to trick, our first Release Engineer into rejoining the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team. For those that have not attended BSDCan 2016, Rod Grimes reappeared after about 24 years. [...]
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm. They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
If you didn’t already know about it, you will find this useful: DragonFly has a tuning(7) man page, about getting the best performance from your system. Matthew Dillon recently updated the man page with some tips about SSD setup.
For the 10th time The NetBSD Foundation was selected for the GSoC 2016! Now that we\'re near the first mid-term evaluation and have written the code during these weeks it\'s also the right time to start writing some reports regarding our projects in this series of blog posts. About Split debug symbols for pkgsrc builds GSoC project As [...]
Tomohiro Kasumi wrote a lengthy explanation of what “@@” means, in the context of the Hammer file system. It acts as a sort of signifier for each actual Hammer pseudo-file-system, since it’s possible to null-mount these anywhere in DragonFly, under all sorts of names. Don’t trust my summary, though – read his.
Sepherosa Ziehau needs to run DragonFly under Hyper-V at work, so he’s making improvements .
I got me a retro Teasmade, so as you read this, I’m probably waking up to a fresh cup. It’s not very practical, but it is fun. Mastering Programming. (via) Should you be scared of Unix signals? (via) The earliest versions of the very first C compiler. (via) Typosquatting programming (Read more...)
If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here. Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too. ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t. Sorta-BSD. (via) The Ultimate NetBSD Router. (Thanks, Tobias) Shawn Webb Tells Y [...]
garbage has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things. CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.
There are USB devices out there that are sort of like a mouse, as in they work as a pointing device, but they don’t show up as a mouse device. For example, the PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller. It’s possible to pipe the events from this or similar ‘weird’ devices to sysmouse, and use it the way you’d expect, [...]
The BSDCan 2016 conference in Ottawa has just concluded, with a number of OpenBSD-themed talks. These are the talks by OpenBSD developers: Reyk Flöter: An OpenFlow implementation for OpenBSD - Introducing switchd(8) and more about SDN (slides) Henning Brauer: Running an ISP on OpenBSD - Why OpenBSD and several uncommon uses of it (slid [...]
Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) wrote in, saying OpenBSD network developers are doing some great work at modernizing and improving the network stack. But even if you\'re following tech@, it might be tricky to understand what\'s going on. Read more...
BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD. There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.
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As part of his NVMe work, Matthew Dillon found I/O speed so fast that CRC checking actually got in the way of disk activity. He’s brought in a new CRC algorithm called xxHash. He also brought in Mark Adler’s hardware iscsi_crc32 implementation, but did not add it to Hammer2. There’s some work on read-ahead operations too, [...]