BSD Now 299: The NAS Fleet

BSD Now’s pre-milestone episode has a nice range of topics, along with a note that they are going to an audio-only format – except for the livestream.

DragonFly 5.4.3 is out

DragonFly 5.4.3 is out.  My users@ post describes upgrading, as do the 5.4 release notes.  This release has a fix for an Intel floating-point bug. Images are available for download at various mirrors, too.  If you’ve recently upgraded to 5.4, it’s the normal build process.  There’s a brand new complete build of all packages uploaded, too, …

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Disk type for DragonFly: 108

This may never ever matter if you manage to avoid fdisk your whole life.  But if you don’t pull that off, here’s the reminder: label your DragonFly slices with 108.
(Yes, I do in fact have a backlog of two months with DragonFly material.  I…

BSD On The Road | BSD Now 298

I am confused because it seems like we had two BSD Now episodes in a week, but I am not complaining.  Episode 298 is up (show notes) and has a goat.

Calling out callout_*

The callout_* API in DragonFly has been rewritten.  This will only affect you if you are doing some very specific programming – but it will be intensely interesting if so.  I mentioned it before, but don’t forget debugging.

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds

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FreeBSD-SA-19:07.mds Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)

Category: core
Module: kernel
Announced: 2019-05-14
Credits: Refer to Intel’s security advisory at the URL below for
detailed acknowledgements.
Affects: All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected: 2019-05-14 17:04:00 UTC (stable/12, 12.0-STABLE)
2019-05-15 13:44:27 UTC (releng/12.0, 12.0-RELEASE-p5)
2019-05-14 17:05:02 UTC (stable/11, 11.3-PRERELEASE)
2019-05-14

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