Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Why is it so warm out? I want autumn to start. BSD compared to Linux, an explanation. A description of what rcctl does. (via several places) NetBSD runs on the OpenRISK 1000. tmux-resurrect, making tmux survive machine restarts. OpenBSD version numbering explained. PC-BSD has its own subreddit. Lumina is now available as a port – wil [...]
This very long commit message from Sepherosa Ziehau details the UDP changes he’s made. It’s mostly technical details, but at the end he mentions this little tidbit: “For ‘kq_connect_client -u’ test, this commit gives 400% performance improvement (31Kconns/s -> 160Kconns/s).”
If you are on DragonFly, using pf, using altq, and using fairq to control usage, there’s a latency bug that Matthew Dillon recently fixed. He’s posted an announcement and committed fixes to master and 3.8, so it’s only an upgrade away.
Not the first time that pun has been deployed, of course, but: BSDNow 053 has a Hammer tutorial, along with an interview of Reyk Floeter about OpenBSD’s httpd, along with the usual recent news and some links to some things I haven’t seen, like pfSense tricks. .
Thanks to Francois Tigeot, the drm/i915 driver now supports Haswell processors, and the special FDI and DDI ports they use. I am late posting this.
You can now start moused with an argument, so it will look at the right device. In most cases, I imagine “/etc/rc.d/moused start ums0” will be what anyone wants. Credit to Michael Neumann for the update. Perhaps moused_flags=\"ums0\" will do it too? I haven’t tried yet. This will overwrite your /etc/devd.conf.
If you are using the ATI Mach64 drm driver on DragonFly, Francois Tigeot would like to know. He’s done something that breaks it, but he’s making the educated guess that this more-than-10-years-old card is no longer in use.
Because of some structure changes made by Matthew Dillon while chasing a pf bug, you will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel on your next update – if you are running DragonFly-master. 3.8 users are unaffected by the bug or the change.
The server that hosts shiningsilence.com is getting old, and it’s time for me to go to 64-bit DragonFly. It’s audience opinion time: what have you purchased lately, and liked? What would you suggest?
A relatively trim list for the holiday weekend. You have ruined HTML. (via) Do you want to enjoy this? (via) Useful Unix commands for exploring data. (via) The most unintentionally tragic tech advert we’ve ever seen. Doom 3 in Ada. (via) The Beauty of Roots. ( (Read more...)
I went from 1 link to lots all in one night. DiscoverBSD’s news roundup for 2014/08/25. The Bitrig website has been redesigned, probably to prep for a 1.0 version “soon”. Do any of the BSDs have an equivalent to initramfs? FreeBSD now has /etc/rc.conf.d/<service> subdirectories. PC-BSD 10.0.3-RC2 has been tagged. The [...]
It seems pkg 1.3.6 was slightly scrambled. If you happen to have built and installed it, John Marino has special instructions on how to update to 1.3.7. If you are on DragonFly 3.8, you can follow those instructions now, and if you are on 3.9, that repo should be ready for an update in the next few days.
BSDTalk 244 is 28 minutes of conversation with Ken Moore about Lumina, the new BSD-specific desktop environment for PC-BSD. I’ve been watching the PC-BSD source updates, and there’s a lot of activity.
It’s not about taxes, but reverse SSH tunnels. Episode 052 is also an interview with Shawn Webb about ASLR in FreeBSD, along with the normal commentary and news. They also catch BIND’s removal in FreeBSD and OpenBSD, but not in DragonFly, which I just realized I should have linked before.
I ended up with this server rebooting as we were affected by Time Warner’s giant outage. In the process of rebooting, I found I must have done an upgrade and forgotten to reboot to make sure everything still worked, as mod_php had disappeared and mysql decided it didn’t want to work. Things appear to be OK now…
You should perform a full world and kernel install if on master. Several people (including me) have been getting bit by a problem: when performing an installworld with a changed kernel, the vn kernel module is loaded, but it was built by the previous kernel and may cause problems when it doesn’t match up. To fix that, vn is now built ( [...]
I hope you like your links eclectic! A Tale of Postmortems. As a work strategy, this strategy can restore trust that would otherwise be lost when people outside IT/Engineering experience problems. (via) Unix: Viewing your processes through the eyes of /proc. “Writing Aliens”, or, “Duchamp, Markov, Queneau: A Mostly Deligh [...]
Another long list. These are making my Friday nights take some extra effort. Oolite, an open source game based on Elite. Yes, it runs on BSD. I’m surprised I haven’t posted about it before. (via) My Experience Switching from Slackware Linux to FreeBSD. A week of pkgsrc, #3. DiscoverBSD for 2014/08/18. OpenBSD is (Read more. [...]
If you remember the earlier work to support DragonFly on An Acer c720 Chromebook, it’s been repeated for the c720p. The “p” means it’s a touchscreen.
DragonFly’s using pkg 1.3, at least on master, and I’ve seen a few people report an error message when performing ‘pkg upgrade’. The error message usually includes something like: pkg: need to re-create repo Avalon to upgrade schema vers If you get this, do ‘pkg update -f’ and it will complete.