DragonFly on other platforms

Rimvydas Jasinskas has been making DragonFly world buildable on other system.  I don’t know what for, but it’s interesting.  There are many more commits than the ones I linked.

BSD Now 336: Archived Knowledge

This week’s BSD Now has links to a number of about-BSD articles, as usual.  Take note – there’s links to two European BUG meetings I didn’t have noted, under Beastie Bits.

RNG rejiggering

Random number generation on DragonFly now runs per–CPU, and a bit faster.  No real user effect, but randomness is one of those endlessly complex topics that are fun to read about.

Lazy Reading for 2020/02/02

Today’s date is fun to type. Elizabeth Goodspeed’s list of open access archives, historical ephemera and found materials.  (via) Tinker Tech, a review of the Pinebook Pro that’s an exact description of the target audience. Pinebookpro gaming part 2, related.  (via) NexDock 2, a Kickstarter I regret missing.  (via previous link) Meet micro:bit.  I think I …

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A new daemon(8)

daemon(8) has been updated, cause there’s ports that expect daemon to have some specific flags – especially -T.
There is a certain correlation between this utility and certain BSD logos.

BSD Now 335: FreeBSD Down Under

BSD Now 335 is up, with links to a bunch of advocacy articles this week, and also notation of a (past) BSD conference in Australia, and an interview of a Hyperbola dev; a project I need to pay more attention to.

HAMMER2 and how to use

If you’ve been following HAMMER2 for some time, these questions and answers will not be new to you – but they are useful notes all the same.

It’s always snd_hda

Just like it’s always DNS, if you have to ask what your sound device is… it’s probably hda.  That’s been the answer I think I’ve seen every time for maybe a decade?

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:02.nmount

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FreeBSD-EN-20:02.nmount Errata Notice
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Topic: nmount invalid pointer dereference

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Andrew Turner
Affects: FreeBSD 11.3 and FreeBSD 12.0.
Corrected: 2019-10-03 07:17:26 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2019-10-04 14:10:56 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE)
2020-01-28 18:54:15 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2019-10-04 17:27:49 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:54:15 UTC (releng/11.3, 11.3-RELEASE-p6)

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-20:01.ssp

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Topic: Imprecise ordering of SSP canary initialization

Category: core
Module: libc
Announced: 2020-01-28
Credits: Kyle Evans
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-11-25 03:49:38 UTC (stable/12, 12.1-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/12.1, 12.1-RELEASE-p2)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p13)
2019-11-25 03:49:38 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-STABLE)
2020-01-28 18:53:14 UTC (releng/11.3,

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