It’s week 6, I think, and the midterms are coming up. Here’s the status reports: 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
Since there’s a newer set of dports binary packages uploaded, I thought I’d spend my weekend upgrading, to catch up. ‘pkg upgrade’ And that was it. Well, not really. I had to dump and restore my Postgres databases, cause of the switch from 9.0 to 9.2 as default. I had to build php5 from source to get the Apache modu [...]
Michael W. Lucas wrote a blog post about pkgng and Ansible on FreeBSD. Will it work on DragonFly? We already have pkgng on DragonFly in the form of dports, and Ansible… might work? Please, someone try.
Last week in BSDFreeBSD, PC-BSD, FreeNAS releases - vBSDCon interview - DragonFly BSD GSoC - BSD Mag - MidnightBSDReleases FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1 is now available Alfred Perlstein has announced the availability of FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1.This is the first release candidate for FreeNAS 9.1.0. We have passed a great alpha [...]
The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
So many links came up recently that I had already finished this week’s entry when last week’s Lazy Reading was posted. The FatMac cooler. Cooler as in place to keep drinks cool. I always like seeing what people use for home BSD hardware. Note the embroidered dragonflies. Early mobile and video phones. Decades early. Look at ( [...]
In part of a long thread about dports packages on the users@ list, Matthew Dillon notes that a new set of packages for i386 and x86_64, for 3.4 and for “3.6″ (meaning bleeding-edge DragonFly, even though that’s numbered 3.5) is mostly uploaded. He also notes that a Haswell-processor-based blade server for DragonFly is in th [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the next rolling release and the first beta for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.2: The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that new images for PC-BSD 9.1-RELEASE (Isotope Infusion) and PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA1) are now available! These releases are among the first in our new “Rolling-Release” m [...]
Sepherosa Ziehau added SO_REUSEPORT to DragonFly. I don’t know how the mechanism works, because he didn’t include a description, but he did include a explanation of just how much it reduces CPU usage during as-high-as-physically-possible network load. He even wrote tools to test it more heavily.
I’m in the process of moving a system from one server to another. Today, I’m going to try moving a jail using ezjail-admin archive. The two systems I am copying jails between these two systems: source: FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE destination: FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p4 I really am interested to see if this works. Creating the archive Best pra [...]
Tonight I created a new jail, and later installed sudo into that jail. Then I tried to run sudo: $ sudo make install clean sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid root? What? It is setuid: $ ls -l `which sudo` -rwsr-xr-x 1 root wheel 117112 Jul 26 17:08 /usr/local/bin/sudo I had [...]
Here’s what jumped out at me from reading source change mailing lists: pkgsrc now has Ruby 2.0. NetBSD now has wpa_supplicant and hostapd, and dhcpcd 6.0.3. NetBSD supports Nanjing QinHeng Electronics devices via puc(4). No idea what that is. NetBSD also supports Intel 8 Series SMBus devices, which I mention just because finding the r [...]
After the zfs send, I had system/foo/bar, but I really just wanted system/bar. How do I fix that? mv(1) was my first guess. I was wrong. What I wanted was zfs(8) rename. Let me explain. After doing my: zfs send email@example.com:06:33 | mbuffer | ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org \'zfs receive system/usr/local/bacula/FromKrake [...]
Today it finished. That ZFS send I started on Monday finally finished. Recap The original command was: # zfs send email@example.com:06:33 | mbuffer | ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org \'zfs receive system/usr/local/bacula/FromKraken\' That’s was the initial send of the filesystem. But more data has been added to it. So I [...]
As some of you may have noticed, the OpenBSD architecture family has two new members, Beagle and Octeon. Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse(jasper@) and Patrick Wildt(patrick@) were kind enough to tell us about their efforts bringing these ports up to spec. Read more...
The Observe, Hack, Make 2013 festival is coming up at the end of the month in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, it’s already sold out, but there’s going to be at least one DragonFly developer there. (credit to Matthias Schmidt for letting me know about the festival)
The July issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the listed theme is “Security and Cryptography”, but there’s plenty else.