Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Francois Tigeot has ported TTM to DragonFly from FreeBSD and I think a bit from OpenBSD. All this work has led to an update in the driver porting notes.
Michael W. Lucas’s next topic in his Mastery series is ‘Sudo‘.
It’s 24 minutes with Chris Cappuccio, talking about nsh and flashrd for OpenBSD.
Everyone passed their Summer of Code midterms! Not that this was a surprise; all the students have been consistently working and overcoming problems, but a 100% pass rate makes me happy. Here’s the status reports: Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable [...]
On August 10th, Michael W. Lucas will be giving a talk on DNSSEC to the Metro Detroit Linux Users Group, and it’ll be livestreamed for everyone to see. His talks are energetic and entertaining, and it’s worth making time to see.
Joris Giovannangeli, one of the Summer of Code students for DragonFly, posted his thoughts on credential descriptors – have a read. He is working on capsicum and DragonFly, so this is a natural thought process.
These have been very easy to create over the last few weeks; there’s been a torrent of reading. Can I say torrent without making it sound like this is all downloaded large files? The word is overloaded. Anyway: How emacs changed my life, from I think the creator of Ruby. (via) Autodesk uses Creative Commons right. (Read more...)
How many tags can I fit on this post? I think I’ll aim for Saturday for these BSD catchup posts. In theory, I can prep this and the Sunday Lazy Reading posts ahead of time, since they tend to be all-week items, and have the whole weekend covered. BeagleBone systems are getting popular. Distributed chrooted pkgsrc bulk builds. (Read [...]
If you have a computer with one of the very-very-new Haswell processors from Intel, Matthew Dillon has made some changes that will interest you. They shave off (in the example given) about 20% of CPU power usage without much effect on performance.
killall -T will now kill all processes associated with the current tty, except parents of the killall process itself. It’s a shortcut to “kill all these runaway items I started by accident”.
Thanks to the effort of a number of people, DragonFly (-current) now supports KMS and accelerated video on Intel 915 chipsets. It’s 2D and x86_64 only for now, but it’s much, much better than just using the vesa driver.
Every year, people ask “Why can’t writing documentation be part of Summer of Code?” (Not necessarily for DragonFly, but in general) Google has a “Doc Camp”, where a whole lot of documentation gets produced in sprints, and anyone can participate – not just Summer of Code students. If this sounds interestin [...]
Please welcome our newest DragonFly committer: Johannes Hofmann. He earned this by coming up with a significant chunk of DragonFly’s upcoming KMS/915 support, and it’s now easier to just have him work directly than to be constantly committing for him.
It’s week 6, I think, and the midterms are coming up. Here’s the status reports: Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum Mihai Carabas: hardware nested page table support for vkernels
Since there’s a newer set of dports binary packages uploaded, I thought I’d spend my weekend upgrading, to catch up. ‘pkg upgrade’ And that was it. Well, not really. I had to dump and restore my Postgres databases, cause of the switch from 9.0 to 9.2 as default. I had to build php5 from source to get the Apache modu [...]
Michael W. Lucas wrote a blog post about pkgng and Ansible on FreeBSD. Will it work on DragonFly? We already have pkgng on DragonFly in the form of dports, and Ansible… might work? Please, someone try.
So many links came up recently that I had already finished this week’s entry when last week’s Lazy Reading was posted. The FatMac cooler. Cooler as in place to keep drinks cool. I always like seeing what people use for home BSD hardware. Note the embroidered dragonflies. Early mobile and video phones. Decades early. Look at ( [...]
In part of a long thread about dports packages on the users@ list, Matthew Dillon notes that a new set of packages for i386 and x86_64, for 3.4 and for “3.6″ (meaning bleeding-edge DragonFly, even though that’s numbered 3.5) is mostly uploaded. He also notes that a Haswell-processor-based blade server for DragonFly is in th [...]
Sepherosa Ziehau added SO_REUSEPORT to DragonFly. I don’t know how the mechanism works, because he didn’t include a description, but he did include a explanation of just how much it reduces CPU usage during as-high-as-physically-possible network load. He even wrote tools to test it more heavily.
Here’s what jumped out at me from reading source change mailing lists: pkgsrc now has Ruby 2.0. NetBSD now has wpa_supplicant and hostapd, and dhcpcd 6.0.3. NetBSD supports Nanjing QinHeng Electronics devices via puc(4). No idea what that is. NetBSD also supports Intel 8 Series SMBus devices, which I mention just because finding the r [...]