The following project update was written by David Chisnall who received a grant from us to implement xlocale APIs to enable porting libc++. We\'re pleased that the project is almost completed!It\'s traditional to start this sort of thing by telling you who I am. I started using FreeBSD around 2001. At the time, I\'d used Linux but switched [...]
Stumble across this port while doing some research. Go ahead and install it : cd /usr/ports/games/sl make install clean Now, suppose we\'re gonna type \"ls\" for listing directory contains, but fat fingers make us type \"sl\" instead. After installing the port, try typing \"sl\" to list in the commandline and interesting stuff happens ! Mi [...]
This week’s Lazy Reading just built itself up quickly; autumn arrives in the northern hemisphere and suddenly a lot more activity starts going on. 9vx, Plan 9 as a user process. (sorta like a vkernel?) Via Sascha Wildner on IRC. Found at the same location: You are not expected to understand this. Michael W. Lucas, sometime BSD autho [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Swinburne Universityof Technology\'s Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures hasbeen awarded a grant to implement DIFFUSE for FreeBSD.DIFFUSE (Distributed Firewall and Flow-shaper Using StatisticalEvidence) is an extension to the FreeBSD IPFW firewall subsystemdeveloped by CAIA. It allowsI [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that David Chisnall has been awarded a grant to implement xlocale APIs to enable porting libc++.The C standard library (libc) is one of the most important parts of a UNIX system as most programs interact with the kernel through interfaces written in C. Porting code between platforms with similar [...]
There is one fundamental flaw in raidz ZFS pools: you can\'t add devices to raidz (as opposed to usual raid5). So, could we do anything to expand our pool without full rebuilding? Yes, if we are ready to sacrifice one more disk. From zpool man page: A pool can have any number of virtual devices at the top of the (Read more...)
I’ve put together a catch-all ticket for remaining issues to fix before the 2.12 release of DragonFly: Issue 2135. Several of the issues have already been dealt with by Peter Avalos and Sepherosa Ziehau, so a hat tip for them!
1 million concurrent TCP session, what kind of app need this??? Is WhatsApp :D \"... Over the past few months we have been making a lot of improvements to our servers to increase the performance, uptime and scalability. Today we have tuned some knobs, shifted some traffic around and achieved 1 million established tcp sessions on [...]
As is common for the combination of new Postgres releases and new pkgsrc quarterly releases, Postgres 8.3 is going to be missing from pkgsrc-2011Q3. The default version of Postgres installed by pkgsrc will become 9.0 after that quarterly release. (9.1 is already present in pkgsrc.) This is all planned by Joerg Sonnenberger.
Peter Avalos has updated OpenSSH to version 5.9p1. This might be the last thing before the next DragonFly release. Update on the update: he updated OpenSSL (1.0.0e) and file (5.09) too.
As predicted and now announced, pkgsrc is now frozen for the next week. If everything goes well, we’ll have pkgsrc-2011Q3 next week.
Francois Tigeot has done another set of benchmarks using blogbench to test reading and writing under different DragonFly versions, plus some OpenIndiana benchmarks just to mix it up. Writing performance seems to have drastically improved between DragonFly 2.10 and 2.11. His post has an attached PDF with, of course, graphs. This site has pre [...]
I might have a job open at my workplace soon, for a junior admin/support/network role. (Department is too small for narrowly defined roles…) I’ll post about it here if it happens. libguestfs, ‘tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine disk images’. (via) I can think of a lot of places that could be useful. [...]
After the first time installation of FAMP (FreeBSD, Apache, MySQL & PHP) with PHPMyAdmin, an error message pops out when visiting PHPMyAdmin's page. The error message goes like this : Fatal error: Class 'ArrayObject' not found in /usr/local/www/phpMyAdmin/libraries/List.class.php on line 16 This is because the " [...]
I proposed some changes to the way DragonFly does releases, and how we handle pkgsrc binary builds. The thread on kernel@ is a bit long, so just read my summation. My idea for a longer release cycle didn’t really fly, but pkgsrc binaries will be built on a rolling basis, I think.