Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Antonio Huete Jimenez has added a new rconfig script that automatically mirrors the installed disks with ccd(4). You don’t remember what to do with rconfig(8)? Automatically (and headlessly) install DragonFly, of course! There’s already other examples – they’re just shell scripts.
mxge(4) and ecc(4) have been updated by Sepherosa Ziehau. Not sure what’s new for mxge(4), a 10G network card driver, but ecc(4) now supports the memory controller for new Haswell systems.
Something I only just recently found out about: BSDNow. They’re planning weekly videos with BSD news and interviews. I say ‘planning’, but as of this writing, both Episode 1 and Episode 2 (which is much better quality) are already available. Another episode is planned this week. Episode 3 is out already.
I put together a list of what I’m thinking could be in the next DragonFly release. Going by our regular schedule, that’s a bit more than a month off. Of note: Summer of Code material and defaulting to dports. Follow the thread for more.
ZFS was originally created at Sun and open sourced. Sun was absorbed by Oracle and stopped being open (or even really existing), so ZFS was taken up by several separate groups – FreeBSD and Illumos being two examples. OpenZFS has been announced, in part to provide common reference for other platforms that might implement it and probab [...]
Francois Tigeot wrote up a summary of DragonFly’s support for newer Intel video chipsets. (short summary: much better recently) KMS support is now the default in DragonFly. There’s still work ongoing.
DragonFly has two included compilers – GCC 4.4, and GCC 4.7. Traditionally, we switch from one compiler to the other as default, and then replace the old one with a newer release, and so on. Until recently, dports built almost exclusively using GCC 4.4. John Marino’s switching to GCC 4.7, for a variety of reasons he lists in a r [...]
Michael W. Lucas needs tehcnical reviewers for his first draft of ‘Sudo Mastery’. If you know sudo, and know how to criticize (and who doesn’t, for this is the Internet), look at what you’d have to do.
We’re in the last week of what has been a very good Summer of Code for DragonFly, and here’s the last reports. (We’re missing two, but this is cleanup week, so not much to report) Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable (updated) Joris [...]
I don’t think I saw it before, but there’s a list of speakers and events up for vBSDCon. There’s no DragonFly-specific talks, but there is a presentation from Baptiste Daroussin, one of the people behind pkgNG, which is used to create parts of DragonFly’s dports framework. It’s positive to see a BSD conference s [...]
The September issue of BSD Magazine is out as a free download. The theme is BSD system administration, though there’s always other articles in addition to the issue topic. (via freebsdnews.net, since I haven’t seen the announcement in the bsdmag.org RSS feed or by email)
I think I’m finally catching up on the backlog. Unix: Flexibly moving files with lftp. I usually copy and paste a shell script together. BANCStar source code. In that sort of environment, there’s no good or bad code. It has moved beyond such considerations. (via) The Lenna Story. About the 1972 Playboy centerfold image used [...]
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.