Month: January 2021

Lazy Reading for 2021/01/31

Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week. Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it, internationalization edition.  But are they clacky? mouSTer Is a Universal USB-Mouse Adapter for Retro Computers.  (via) Examining a technology sample kit: IBM components from 1948 to 1986. Folklore Generator.  (via) Things I’ve learned about A/UX.  I think not …

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EPSON QX-10 20MB Hard disk

 EPSON QX-10 20MB Hard DiskI’ve been looking for some DEC Rainbow 3rd party hard drives of late. QCS (Quality Computer Services) made an external hard disk for the DEC Rainbow. There’s advertisements in Digital Review and other trade magazines at …

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:01.tzdata

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Topic: Timezone database information update

Category: contrib
Module: zoneinfo
Announced: 2021-01-29
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2021-01-25 21:56:55 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-01-29 01:20:49 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p3)
2021-01-29 01:05:59 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p13)
2021-01-25 21:57:06 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2021-01-29 00:19:59 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p7)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:05.libatomic

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Topic: Addition of atomic and bswap functions to libcompiler_rt

Category: core
Module: libcompiler_rt
Announced: 2021-01-29
Affects: FreeBSD 11.4
Corrected: 2020-09-12 16:33:05 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2021-01-29 00:20:06 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p7)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:04.zfs

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Topic: zfs recv fails to propagate snapshot deletion

Category: core
Module: zfs
Announced: 2021-01-29
Affects: FreeBSD 12.2
Corrected: 2020-12-01 08:15:18 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-01-29 01:20:55 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p3)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:02.extattr

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Topic: UFS extattr corruption

Category: core
Module: UFS
Announced: 2021-01-29
Affects: FreeBSD 11.4
Corrected: 2021-01-18 18:54:32 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
2021-01-29 19:20:02 UTC (releng/11.4, 11.4-RELEASE-p7)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-21:03.vnet

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Topic: Panic when destroying VNET and epair simultaneously

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2021-01-29
Affects: FreeBSD 12.1 and later.
Corrected: 2020-12-15 15:33:28 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-01-29 01:20:52 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p3)
2021-01-29 01:06:03 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p13)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-21:02.xenoom

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Topic: Xen guests can triger backend Out Of Memory

Category: contrib
Module: Xen
Announced: 2021-01-29
Credits: See Xen XSA-349 for details
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2021-01-18 16:26:36 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-01-29 01:21:04 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p3)
2021-01-29 01:06:16 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p13)
2021-01-21 09:14:50 UTC (stable/11,

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-21:01.fsdisclosure

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Topic: Uninitialized kernel stack leaks in several file systems

Category: core
Module: fs
Announced: 2021-01-29
Credits: Syed Faraz Abrar
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2021-01-06 14:58:41 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-01-29 01:20:59 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p3)
2021-01-29 01:06:09 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p13)
2021-01-18 19:16:24 UTC (stable/11, 11.4-STABLE)
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nanosleep and POSIX

POSIX is a sort of standard for UNIX maintained by the IEEE.  Most UNIX-ish systems implement it to some extent, though I am not sure to what degree.  There’s an open source version of the standard, and Aaron LI made nanosleep match up.

Lazy Reading for 2021/01/24

Link text back to normal. C++ Shanty.  (via) The theory and form of classic drum patterns.  Interesting cause I’ve never seen drum patterns visualized before.  (via) Telehack, which I have linked to before, but not since 2011.  Still super-complex.  (reminded via) 50 Years of Text Games: 1972: Rocket and 1973: Hunt the Wumpus. How Gumroad works.  …

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