shiningsilence.com suffered a disk failure early this morning. I’ll take the opportunity to set up a new machine, given that my local backup drive hasn’t been mounted and my remote backup went offline, in a horrible coincidence. The disk is up and limping, which is why you can read this, but I’m still rebuilding. What moth [...]
Again, lots of links. Some of these are overflow from previous weeks where I just said “That’s enough; let’s work on the next Lazy Reading.” Perl, the Detroit of scripting languages. The slides are entertaining, but it’s also interesting for the discussion of how to handle a very old code base and a community. [...]
Or at least scheduled to happen now, since I’m posting this and postdating it for everyone as a reminder. I hope I have the time right.
The mailing list archives for DragonFly (lists.dragonflybsd.org) have been moved to new hardware. (Yay!) The patch that actually shows date in the listings needs to reapplied, cause Mailman is somewhat stale. (Boo!) I applied the patch and I’m regenerating all the archives now. (Yay!) There’s some garbled messages in the arc [...]
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 [...]
Wired has an article up about Jordan Hubbard and his move from Apple to iXsystems. It’s not a bad article, though it doesn’t delve into the why of BSD very much. In any case, iXsystems has been really bulking up lately to be more than a generic hardware provider. Speaking of which, that blade system going in now for (Read more. [...]
Several parts of dragonflybsd.org are moving to a new blade server, so there may be some service interruptions during the transition.
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 [...]
The August issue of BSD Magazine has two PC-BSD articles: Kris Moore takes “A Closer Look at the Changes in PC-BSD/TrueOS 9.2: Part 1 ZFS Boot Environments” on pages 20–23. Joe Maloney discusses “PGKNG: The Future of Packages on FreeBSD and PC-BSD” on pages 42–46. He finishes the article by demonstrating how to install GNOME3 and Cinnamon on [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the next STABLE image: The latest PC-BSD 9-STABLE (based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA2) images are now available for download. These images contain a number of bug fixes to the PC-BSD tool-chain, along with a number of improvements to installation. We will begin rolling 9.2-RELEASE images shortly, so please rep [...]
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.
This episode has been brought to you by jot, the utility to print sequential or random data. The jot utility first appeared in 4.2BSD.Interview with Chris Cappuccio. We talk about nsh and flashrd for OpenBSD. More information at http://www.nmedia.net/nsh/File Info: 24Min, 12MB.Ogg Link: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.