Month: November 2019

BSD Now 326: Certified BSD

This Turkey Day (for U.S. readers) episode of BSD Now  talks about the perennial idea of BSD admin certification, along with the usual roundup of recent news.

Radeon improvements

Francois Tigeot has made a number of updates to the ttm and radeon code, bringing it line with the Linux 4.9 kernel version.  If you have a radeon(4)-using video card, you may find this useful.
Also, evergreeen and radeonsi chipset users have accelerat…


For future reference, this is the knew server … oh wait, I think it’s this server which is was mounted in the 4U chassis mentioned in this post. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services. It is now mounted in a SuperChassis 846E16-R1200B This recent post outlines the modifications so it boots […]

zpool degraded – one drive missing from system

I rebooted knew yesterday for upgrades. When it came back, the main storage zpool was degraded: Is the drive alive? The drive is not listed at all in /var/run/dmesg.boot. I keep a list of the expected drives in /etc/periodic.conf, for use by a Nagios check: [dan@knew:~] $ /usr/sbin/sysrc -nf /etc/periodic.conf daily_status_smart_devices /dev/da22 /dev/da21 /dev/da20 /dev/da19 […]

A good time to update dports

There’s been a fresh binary build of dports – and then some more updates to cover a variety of security issues in some of those ports.  Now is a good time for a ‘pkg upgrade’.

libc_r no longer in DragonFly

It hasn’t been updated or used for some time, but libc_r was 20+ years old.  Now it’s gone.  You know someone younger than this code, or maybe even younger than the last time I talked about it.