Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Barely getting this done in time for Saturday… FreeBSD can now download firmware for Samsung drives. FreeBSD has updated ipfilter to 5.1.2. FreeBSD has updated to OpenPAM Nummularia. On FreeBSD, clang means no gcc or libstdc++. (part of the switch) FreeBSD has new Hyper-V drivers. NetBSD has support for the ’4G Systems XS Stick [...]
I know this is late; my schedule is a bit messed up. This is the penultimate week! Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace (no report) Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum (no actual report; student is traveling) Mihai Carabas: hardware nested page table suppo [...]
It’s now possible to use systat(1) to see per-connection speeds and pftop status, thanks to Matthew Dillon.
I’m just going to roll all these updates from Sepherosa Ziehau together into one post, because it’s a lot: He’s updated igb(4) to 2.3.10, updated em(4) to 7.3.8, merged the hardware abstraction layer of those two drivers, enabled TSO on all PCI-E em(4) chipsets, and added support for a whole slew of Realtek chipsets in the [...]
If you’ve got a MCP79 NVIDA-chipset board, Sascha Wildner’s commit of Ed Berger’s port from OpenBSD has you covered.
By the time you read this, I’ll have already been sitting on an island for a few days. There’s so much stuff to post lately I’m scheduling material a week out. Have you used the grep replacement ‘ack‘? There’s a Twitter feed of tips for it. A horrible programming idea, so bad I can’t tell if (Read [...]
There’s been a lot of commit activity across the BSDs, but my list doesn’t seem to reflect that. A lot of incremental work, I suppose. FreeBSD has imported the multiqueue VirtIO driver FreeBSD has added support for the BCM20702A0 chipset, for Bluetooth adapters. FreeBSD can now reach single user mode with Digi i.MX53 / Wi-i.MX53 [...]
Antonio Huete Jimenez has committed his work on “dirfs”, a filesystem that lets you mount directories from your host machine within the running vkernel environment. It’s a sort of shared folders for vkernels. See the commit message for usage details.
Sepherosa Ziehau has made a number of improvements to TCP in DragonFly – specifically, nonblocking and blocking connect(2) performance. See each of his commits for statistics on how much this has reduced processor use under high load. He has also written up an extensive description of how all this TCP stuff works in DragonFly. In simi [...]
I tagged it last week, but it took me a while to build the images. See the tag commit for a list of the bugfixes. The big thing for me is the fix for amrd and the virtual machine performance fix. Either update via git, or download an image.
You may have trouble switching back to a vty if you’re running a recent Intel video chipset and using KMS. It’s a side effect of the new KMS support, but it is being worked on.
All the machines in dragonflybsd.org should now be available over IPv6. Also, Matthew Dillon did something weird to the DragonFly IPv6 network stack.
Almost done with this year’s GSoC. It’s been astonishingly… easy? The students are working and the problems are difficult, but there’s been very little in the way of crisis. Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature (includes performance graphs) Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels [...]
In BSDTalk 213, Will Backman talks to a number of people about the FreeBSD Documentation Project. It’s about 14 minutes and it comes from the recent BSDCan 2013 event.
Another week of links completed early. And there’s a lot, so get clicking! 1BSD, the installation. Interesting to see the procedure and the tools used. Over the Rainbow, polychromatic type from Microsoft. I don’t know if this is as exciting as they seem to think it is. Do your own backups. Yeesh, what an unfortunate event. I [...]
I need to update this post during the week as I see stuff, or else I spend an hour rushing to get it all together before Satuday. I need to start watching PC-BSD src changes, too. DiscoverBSD has a recent BSD roundup, too. EuroBSDCon registration is 20% off but just today. Using 6rd in OpenBSD. FreeBSD has imported (Read more...)
Sascha Wildner has ported rum(4), run(4), and urtwn(4) from FreeBSD to DragonFly, to work within the not-yet-default new USB framework. This happened some days ago, but I’m just now catching up.
avalon.dragonflybsd.org, also known as mirror-master, is the final dragonflybsd.org system to be moved into the new colocated blade server. Your downloads of binary packages or DragonFly images should be speedier.
Remember my recent disk issues? As a side effect of protecting myself, I have a good example of deduplication results. I have a second disk in my server, with slave Hammer PFSs to match what’s on my main disk. I hadn’t put them in fstab, so they weren’t getting mounted and updated. I got them re-created, but they were nea [...]
There’s several debates exclusive to the Unix-like world: Vi vs. Emacs, System V vs. BSD, and so on. A more recent one that people tend to fragment over is XML in config files vs. anything else. Read through this recent threa, starting here, about SMF (which became about XML) on users@.