If you’re running DragonFly-master and you have an Intel video chipset, Francois Tigeot has an update for you. It brings accelerated Intel video up to match the Linux 3.14 version, adds Broadwell chipset support, and should generally improve performance. He lists how to test right in the message.
I started sparse because this was a busy week, but I’ve still got a pretty good amount of reading for you. Comparing code layout. Not the code, but the visual arrangement. This could certainly be explored further. Schemaverse, a space strategy game implemented entirely within PostgreSQL. (via) The Cray 2 Computer System. (pdf, via) [...]
I’ve already mentioned the Hammer2/OpenBSD Summer of Code project (one of several), but here’s more: The April issue of BSD Magazine is out. OpenBSD on an iBook G4 Midnight BSD 0.6 is out. OpenBSD 5.7 is out. Lumina Desktop 0.8.4 is out. PC-BSD 10.1.2 RC1 is out. DiscoverBSD for 2015/04/27 (Read more...)
DragonFly committer Joris Giovannangeli has a Google Summer of Code project. He’s bringing Hammer2 to OpenBSD, in single-node form. It’s a very difficult project, but Joris is a very talented worker.
BSDNow 087 has an interview with Christos Zoulas, about NetBSD and blacklistd, along with the usual collection of news stories that I’m trying not to peek at because I’m behind on my usual reading and I want to get my own collection together for Saturday’s In Other BSDs.
Tomohiro Kusumi has been quietly making a lot of commits to Hammer. I haven’t been linking them because they don’t necessarily equate to new features, but here’s an recent exception: the -A argument will make your Hammer command run on every PFS. It only affects reblocking/rebalancing – for now.
We’re already 2/3 of the way to Christmas! UNIX history book recommendations. Networking for System Administrators, a BSD-friendly book I was slightly involved with, reviewed on Slashdot. How UNIX system administration is like filing your taxes. The history of computer data storage, in pictures. (via) Ops books. How much of Github is [...]
It’s been a relatively calm week, for once. New Delhi has a BSD user group. (via) PC-BSD and 4K — Oh my! Is nvidia the best option for gaming on FreeBSD? EuroBSDCon 2015 has extended the time for paper submission, cause they have so much to work through. Hipster keyboard layout on NetBSD The pkgsrc-security GPG (Read more...)
You can now export Hammer slave volumes as NFS mounts – but since slave volumes are updated from master, you’re mounting a snapshot of that point in time. That may actually be an advantage.
DragonFly builds two compilers by default. If you weren’t interesting in building both, there were switches to build only the default, like NO_GCC47. This changed with every compiler update. With the switch to GCC 5, the new switch is “NO_ALTCOMPILER”. That will last through compiler changes. I’m mentioning this no [...]
BSDNow 086, just out, has the usual roundup of news, plus an interview with Antoine Jacoutot about OpenBSD and BSD in business environments.
DragonFly now has GCC 5.1 release. If you are running DragonFly master (i.e. 4.1), you’ll probably want to both rebuild world and kernel, and update your packages so they all match. There’s already packages built with GCC 5.1, so binary package upgrades can happen quickly. There’s GCC 4.7 packages still available if you a [...]
I’m late posting about these, but they go together: Sepherosa Ziehau has added the ability to read CPU temperature through various sysctls, and the same for DIMM temperature readings.
Spillover from last week, even. Big Changes at USENIX LISA in the last 5-10 Years. Open Source won, so what’s next? “The lack of diversity in the Valley isn’t an individual problem, it’s a systemic one.” If you doubt the hive mind of Silicon Valley, look at We Put A Chip In It. (via) (Read more...)
I couldn’t help the commentary on some of these links. The Arrival of TrueNAS 9.3 and more. Has anyone tried making a BSD phone? They did; starts with an i. softraid(4) – RAID 5 Call for Testing for OpenBSD. OpenBSD’s rcctl. (via) Solaris moves to pf. I still wish for compatibility tests so people can (Read more...)
Matthew Dillon bought a system with a Broadwell series CPU, installed DragonFly, and wrote up his experience. Read it if you plan on purchasing this hardware any time soon.
Here’s some comments from Matthew Dillon on page coloring in DragonFly; a topic that comes up every year for some reason.
The release candidate for GCC5 (5.1.0) is out, and it’s in DragonFly too. It’s not yet switched over to run as the default – that’ll require the release.
Episode 085 of BSDNow has a conversation with Pascal Stumpf about PIE in OpenBSD, along with the usual mix of news. In the mix is a link to the 1.5.0 release notes for pkg, which affects a number of BSDs, DragonFly included.
The default compiler in DragonFly is going to change over from GCC 4.7 to GCC 5.x very soon, to match the GCC 5.1 release. This means that packages built for DragonFly-master won’t be compatible with the old ones. You will need to reinstall packages when you next ‘pkg install’. John Marino has an extensive writeup detaili [...]