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The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
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 [...]
My ZFS system hits a high load average every week during its scrub. Here is what top looks like after I pressed i and then S: last pid: 42049; load averages: 3.78, 3.26, 3.42 up 18+13:47:14 11:43:01 220 processes: 3 running, 216 sleeping, 1 waiting CPU: 7.5% user, 0.0% nice, 12.8% system, 1.2% interrupt, 78.5% [...]
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?
Last week in BSDFreeBSD 9.2-RC2 - JabirOS 1.0.1 - DragonFly BSD GSoC - Viking OS - OpenBSD 64-bit time - BSDTalk - vBSDConReleasesFreeBSD 9.2-RC2 has been announced. FreeBSD 9.2-RC2 has been announced.Changes between -RC1 and -RC2 include:Fix a boot issue caused by some GPT partitioning tools.Fix a regression that caused some [...]
I’m in the process of setting up a new gateway/firewall. The new hardware will be faster and have more space. At present, the old firewall is also providing DHCP and DNS services. I want to move those off the gateway and onto another server. Why? I want the gateway to run only services that are [...]
For future reference, this is the knew server. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services.
For future reference, this is the slocum server, which I use for various jails and services:
Today I created the new gateway machine. It is a ZFS-only system with 3x3TB drives in a mirror configuration. The hardware was my old ZFS workhorse, now replaced by something with more storage. I had a moment of panic, thinking this server had just one NIC, but I was wrong. em0 will be the local [...]
The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Hello guys, welcome to next part of my series about Google Summer of Code 2013. You might wanna read previous ones: Google Summer of Code 2013 - Introduction Google Summer of Code 2013 - NetBSDGoogle Summer of Code 2013 - DragonFlyBSDThis time I will continue writing about FreeBSD. First part is here.What is FreeBSD?FreeBSD (Read [...]
Definitely Saturdays for this summary. In other BSDs this week: It’s FreeBSD, but it can apply to any BSD where a personal attribution license is used: Julian Elischer’s name comes with every iPhone. cxgbe(4) cards can now display their temperature under FreeBSD. ciss(4) supports additional HP RAID controllers under FreeBSD. Bin [...]
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.
I use FreeBSD. I’ve used it since 1998. For me, it does good stuff, reliably, and predictably. The community is very supportive and helpful. That goes a long way when choosing your open source operating system. Included within FreeBSD, since FreeBSD 4.0 in March 2000, is a great tool for separating out services and to [...]
Hello guys, welcome to next part of my series about Google Summer of Code 2013. You might wanna read previous ones: Google Summer of Code 2013 - Introduction Google Summer of Code 2013 - NetBSDGoogle Summer of Code 2013 - DragonFlyBSDThis time I will write about FreeBSD. What is FreeBSD?FreeBSD is an advanced operating system [...]
A few weeks ago, I moved some Bacula Volumes from one Storage Daemon to another. In fact, I was decommissioning the old bacula-sd and creating a new one. I copied all the Volumes over. Backups have been running smoothly ever since. However. Today I tried a restore. It failed. Without any useful diagnostic information. Here [...]
We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2013 Semi-Annual Newsletter! This is a chance for you to read about what we are doing to help make FreeBSD the best operating system available.
I’ve been building up a new server lately. Now I’m ready to move the tape library from the old host to thew new host. As I opened the new server to insert the existing SCSI card, I discovered that I needed a new SCSI card. It just would not fit. This is the card I [...]
The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.