Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Sascha Wildner has added the mrsas(4) driver, which works on a variety of LSI Thunderbolt devices – a variety of RAID cards, names for which are listed in the commit message. Note that as of right now, these devices by default get taken by the mfi(4) driver, so you need to take extra steps to get mrsas(4) used.
The obvious joke should be “how can you tell?” Anyway, the csprng in DragonFly has been updated and IBAA is being used more often, and there’s more updates on the way.
I’ve been short on this week (worked 19 hour day Tues/Wed, ug), so the list is short. All Is Lost, the results of feeding the worst possible player stats into the NBA Y2K game. I don’t watch basketball or play sports games, but the forced scrambling of the game is entertaining. The author did a similar thing to Madden NFL. (Re [...]
Enjoy. PC-BSD 10.0.2 prerelease is out for testing. Build a FreeBSD 10.0-release Openstack Image with bsd-cloudinit. DiscoverBSD roundup for 2014/06/09. Also, there’s now a @_DiscoverBSD. Dan Langille is using pkg, and his recent posts on seeing download sources, or custom packages in poudriere may be useful. (Applies to DragonFly an [...]
Matthew Dillon posted a note about the next point release of DragonFly, coming within a few days. Chunks of it like the recent OpenSSL and Sendmail fixes are already on the 3.8 branch. I assume I’ll be the one rolling it, and I plan to put together a 3.6.3 tag too, just so there’s a final version of 3.6 that (Read mo [...]
BSDNow 041 is out with an interview of Benedict Reuschling, along with a lot of news discussion and some interesting NAS notes. Hey, I’m mentioned!
If you’re building ports, it will treat OpenSSL as a dependency and bring in whatever version is available. If perhaps you want to use the version of OpenSSL installed as part of your base system, Robin Hahling has the answer for how. (This probably works on FreeBSD too.)
Sascha Wildner has removed some drivers in the x86_64 config. This will only really affect you if you use a custom kernel and still have entries for those drivers in the config file.
Thanks to Markus Pfeiffer, there is now a locking(9) man page for use the next time you say, “Which is the right lock to use?” Something I see almost monthly.
There were more problems found in OpenSSL… right after release of DragonFly 3.8. OpenSSL 1.0.1h has been committed, thanks to Robin Hahling and Sascha Wildner. I’ll be rolling a 3.8.1 release soon. If you are saying “Hey, what about LibreSSL? And do I write it LibReSSL?”, it’s not set up as a portable release [...]
Less links than last week, but still lots. Alliteration! “Google’s autonomous cars, meanwhile, have never even seen snow.” Or ice, or deer? Uh oh. Bits Sysadmins Should Know. (via) Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim. The title is misleading; it’s Emacs vs. Vim. (via) How vi came about – Bill Joy in 1984. Co [...]
Concise links this week. DiscoverBSD’s roundup for 2014/06/02. Code review culture meets FreeBSD. Michael Dexter’s BSDCan 2014 trip report. A RetroBSD license audit. (from #nycbug) Ass ember. FreeBSD GNATS is gone; now it’s Bugzilla. Nobody sheds a tear. NetBSD runs on BeBoxes? I didn’t realize. FreeBSD now has R [...]
BSDNow 040 has an interview with Karl Lehenbauer at FlightAware, a tutorial on OpenBSD’s packaging system, and more from BSDCan 2014.
BSDTalk 242 has 17 minutes of conversation with Chris Buechler (of pfSense fame), recorded at BSDCan 2014.
The 3.8 release of DragonFly is out! See the release page for a changelog and check your local mirror for download first. Binary dports packages for 3.8 have been built; they are available for download. (link goes to release versions of the packages. Future updates will be in ../LATEST) For upgrades from 3.6: You can pull the 3.8 source no [...]
NYCBUG is having a meeting tomorrow night with the theme “Cloud and Colocation“. However! Suspenders, the usual restaurant location, has closed. (Aw, I liked it) This meeting is happening at the About.com offices, which means you can’t just show up – send email if you plan to attend.
I have possibly two weeks worth of Lazy Reading built up here, so sit down and get with the clicking: The Internet with a Human Face. Maciej Ceglowski’s recent talk. This is the you-should-read-it link of the week. (via) I Broke My Phone’s Screen, and It Was Awesome. Bunnie Huang finds the best place in the (Read more...)
I put together a second release candidate for DragonFly 3.8, and it’s uploading now. The reason is that I goofed up the pkg build - Sascha Wildner has hopefully made that harder for me to screw up now. Release is still planned for the 4th.
Some meaty links this week. How old is your oldest on-disk Unixish operating system? I ask that question because I saw this. Undeadly has a nice set of links to all the recent BSDCan 2014 presentation videos. I don’t see Francois Tigeot’s DragonFly talk in there, though – don’t know if it got recorded. Packaging on [...]
BSDNow episode 039 is up, with an interview of Jon Anderson about capsicum and casperd, a tutorial about encrypting DNS traffic, and a slew of other links including ones to the recent BSDCan event presentations.