em/emx(4) updates

If you’re running an em(4)/emx(4) network card on DragonFly, Sepherosa Ziehau’s updated to the 7.7.8 release of the driver from Intel, and added a few more chipsets too.

A reminder: updating pkg

I’ve mentioned it before but it came up again, so it’s worth repeating: your 5.8 install of DragonFly may need an update of the pkg tool.

Lazy Reading for 2021/03/28

No theme this week cause I really did touch all the themes. The Smallest Keyboard.  to smol About Deformin’ In The Rain. Spaceship builder.  (via) Saying goodbye to my Commodore 64.  Linked cause of the hardware mods. 50 Years of Text Games: 1981: His Majesty’s Ship “Impetuous” and 1982: The Hobbit.  I never encountered these …

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[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-21:07.openssl

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FreeBSD-SA-21:07.openssl Security Advisory
The FreeBSD Project

Topic: Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenSSL

Category: contrib
Module: openssl
Announced: 2021-03-25
Affects: FreeBSD 12.2 and later
Corrected: 2021-03-25 15:45:19 UTC (stable/13, 13.0-STABLE)
2021-03-25 16:25:06 UTC (releng/13.0, 13.0-RC3-p1)
2021-03-25 17:14:46 UTC (stable/12, 12.2-STABLE)
2021-03-25 23:45:45 UTC (releng/12.2, 12.2-RELEASE-p5)
CVE Name: CVE-2021-3449, CVE-2021-3450

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BSD Now 395: Tracing ARM’s history

BSD Now has the usual roundup of news this week, and leads with an article about FreeBSD and ARM – useful for the BSD content, but also interesting cause it has a nice summary of how ARM designs came to be so important.

kmalloc_obj added to DragonFly

Matthew Dillon has implemented per-zone memory management in DragonFly with the kmalloc_obj subsystem, as seen in these recent commits.  As usual, the commit messages have detailed explanations – certainly more detailed than mine.

bnx updates in DragonFly

If you have a Broadcom BCM57785/BCM5718 series network card, supported by the bnx(4) driver, there’s some new models supported.  There’s some fixes for other models, too.

Lazy Reading for 2021/03/21

Mini theme this week: sound. Leave it to the phone companies to make simple ideas complex. Mini weather station with e-ink display.   A good use case. The Data Sonification Archive.  Data represented by sound. BOTTLED AUTHORS: The predigital dream of the audiobook. The Pixel Vision 8, for 8-bit games. Loop Hero, a roguelike where you …

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pkill and -T

Thanks to Levente Kurusa and Aaron LI, pkill(1) now has a -T option, to limit the killed processes to the current terminal.  It’s a minor change, but worth remarking cause if you are killing multiple processes, your muscle memory is going to take…

Lazy Reading for 2021/03/14

Double links is the sub-theme today. PLATO Adventure (1979).  Adventure/Zork was everywhere. Plus an incomplete guide. Wing Commander III.  The graphics have aged remarkably well. Lotus 1-2-3 at arbitrary terminal sizes.  (via) Similar: Troubleshooting my Commodore 128’s 80-column mode, part one. Trainspotting, A story of trains, computers, and two images.  (also via) And then: Mystery …

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