Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Loïc BLOT posted about his benchmark of several operating systems using KVM and Postgres 9.1. Happily, DragonFly is the fastest, with one exception. Linux/ext4 comes out faster – if you run it with barrier=0, which can be dangerous in a non-battery-backed-up volume.
PC-BSD now has a hardware store, with equipment known to work under PC-BSD. Chances are good that if it works for PC-BSD, it’ll work for other BSDs or could be ported to do so… (via)
New builds of dports have been uploaded and updated, for x86_64 and i386. (x86_64 was already done; I linked the note about i386) This means you can change PACKAGESITE in /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf to point at LATEST instead of RELEASE and get newer packages. ’pkg upgrade’ is all it takes, with dports.
The May issue of BSD Magazine is out with a number of pf articles, plus others.
Super-compact links week! New Vim 7.4, soon. It’s mostly because the patchlevel is going to exceed 999. 10 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea. (via I forget) Stop Avoiding Regular Expressions Damn It. Iffy example, but correct sentiment. (via) Ode to a shipping label. (via) The Luck of the (Read more...)
vBSDCon, the newest BSD conference, happening in October and in Virginia, has a new website. (via)
There’s another BSDTalk episode up already, because Will Backman’s at BSDCan 2013 and talking to Scott Long, Alistair Crooks, and David Discher, about NetFlix. Apparently there’s streaming video available now from the convention, and some people’s presentation slides have shown up.
Michael W. Lucas has two bits of mostly-BSD-centric publishing news. One is that a physical version of his DNSSEC Mastery book is now available through Amazon. The other bit is that, having just released an Absolute OpenBSD update, his Absolute FreeBSD book will not see an update… until the FreeBSD installer gets more coherent. (If you [...]
BSDTalk 225 has 12 minutes of conversation with Kris Moore about PC-BSD, recorded at BSDCan 2013, which is going on right now.
The tpm(4) driver has been added by Sascha Wildner, ported from FreeBSD. What’s it do? From the man page: “The tpm driver provides support for various trusted platform modules (TPM) that can store cryptographic keys.” Crypto keys stored in hardware, where they are in theory unmangleable, instead of on the disk. At least, th [...]
Sepherosa Ziehau has posted some numbers showing improvements in ip forwarding rates. He’s done this before, except this time it’s with bnx(4), probably because of his recent commits.
This time it’s less and libedit, updated by John Marino.
Michael W. Lucas recently wrote and self-published a new book, DNSSEC Mastery. He asked me to review it, and I’ve been reading it in bits and starts over the past few very busy weeks. First, the background: If you’re not familiar with the acronym, it’s a method of securing DNS information so that you can trust that domain n [...]
I’m inexplicably short on links this week; I blame my schedule/the nice weather for much for much of the U.S./the class I’m teaching ending/my trip to TCAF for this. More Lazy Reading next week! Meanwhile, I have a book review coming up as an alternative.
John Marino managed to update GCC from 4.7.2 to 4.7.3 (4.7 changelog), zlib from 1.2.7 to 1.2.8 (changelog), and awk from 20110810 to 20121220 (can’t find a changelog). In other update news, Matt Dillon has been working on HAMMER2′s flush sequencing. Update: tcsh too.
In the week after DragonFly 3.4 was released, Francois Tigeot was tracking downloads for each type of packaging system. It looks like dports downloads far outnumber pkgsrc. I think there’s reasons it appears different in uptake, but it’s still neat to see people trying the new system.
As seen on Author Michael W. Lucas’s blog: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition is 50% off in a sort of ‘flash deal’. Grab it today if you are interested, cause I think it’s only for today.
Ansible seems to be a configuration management system that’s lighter than puppet or salt. I had a student talking about it in my class tonight. BSD users Hubert Feyrer and Michael W. Lucas have both posted about it recently. Anyone want to repeat their experiences?
If you were perhaps thinking of setting up transmission-daemon, a BitTorrent server, this post on email@example.com will help you out.
If you have a sili(4) device, Francois Tigeot needs you to run a particular patch and tell him what happens. He’s testing a larger I/O request size, and wants to see how it will work out “in the field”.