Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
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@.
Only 3 more Mondays left in the student work part of Summer of Code! Unsurprisingly, it seems the students are mostly in the cleanup phase – as it should be. Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum (updated) Mihai Car [...]
I’ll be working on the 3.4.3 release of DragonFly within the next 24 hours, and it should be available this week. I’ll have a list of the bugfixes it contains…
This week, I’m opinionated on every link. An 80s computer ad that got almost everything correct. It used to be sci-fi environments were super-clean – now they’re dirty, with ubiquitous electronics. That’s something that could be picture-blogged to prove, but I ain’t doing it. Bunnie Huang does “exit inte [...]
I hope I’m catching the interesting stuff; I’m only reading the src changes. A talk about pkgsrc at a YAPC conference. FreeBSD has improved parallel read performance by changing how locks work. FreeBSD has enabled VFP in QEMU. No, I don’t know what that means. FreeBSD has upgraded to BIND 9.9.3-P2. FreeBSD has imported Net [...]
It’s really neat to suddenly encounter something done just for DragonFly that you didn’t know was coming: A port of Go to DragonFly. I think these changes are going into the next Go release, or at least I hope so. (More on Go if you haven’t encountered it before.)
Just seen: EdgeBSD, a version of NetBSD with different goals in mind. (Seen on Hacker News)
Michael W. Lucas has a short article up about sysrc, a FreeBSD tool for handling rc.conf across multiple machines. This could easily be a cross-BSD tool – hint, hint. Update: as Sascha Wildner pointed out, rcrun covers that in DragonFly. Mostly I’d like to see the same interface, then, I guess?
If you’re curious about the hardware being used for the colocated dragonflybsd.org servers (this includes the website, the repository, the mailing lists, dports build machines, etc.), here’s the ‘MicroCloud’ product page. DragonFly’s model was purchased from iXsystems. Apparently those Haswell processors have [...]
I’m running a bit behind because I’ve been on the road, but here they are: 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
Had this one done before the last Lazy Reading. There are so many things to see and think and do in a day, and they’re not even all on the Internet. You get only the Internet ones here, though. Slashdot founder Rob Malda on why there won’t be another Hacker News. Found on Hacker News, of course, and I (Read more...)
Not just source links, this week: OpenBSD no longer has the Y2038 problem. A head-mounted augmented reality display using FreeBSD? The 2013 EuroBSDCon is going to have a vendor summit (primarily FreeBSD, from the sounds of it). There’s a new BSD Certification Group training CD. NetBSD now supports the Sitecom N300 wifi adapter. Do you [...]
One of the most-requested items for the DragonFly mailing list archives is reverse sorting by date. Mailman, which is what’s being used now for archiving, doesn’t have a ‘native’ way to do that. Has anyone seen a trick/patch to get that to happen? I already patch Mailman to get the message date to show in listings.
Sepherosa Ziehau suggests this relatively easy task: adding a TSC cputimer to vkernels. Apparently most of the framework to do this is already in place.
Michael W. Lucas has a review up of Richard Bejtlich’s “The Practice of Network Security Monitoring“. Both of them are long-term BSD users, and Bejtlich, if I remember correctly, was part of the design of Capsicum, the security framework that is serving as a Summer of Code project for DragonFly right now. So it’s wor [...]
I’m a bit slow in posting this, but that’s OK since it’s a work in progress: Markus Pfeiffer has added some more work on USB4BSD porting to DragonFly, including some device-specific changes.
BSDTalk episode 230 is out. It’s 12 minutes of conversation with Burt Kaliski, CTO of Verisign, about the upcoming newest BSD convention, vBSDCon.
Maybe the title of this post doesn’t rhyme, but it does in my head. Michael W. Lucas is looking for people with interesting sudo setups, for his upcoming book.
I’d be really surprised to find this affects anyone, but it’s possible: some kernel options specific to Cyrix processors have been removed, by Sascha Wildner.