Yes, you can now follow OpenBSD commits via Twitter! Andrew Fresh writes in: I was interested in the g2k12 hackathon but didn\'t really want to spend the time in my email so I wrote a script that reads the commit email, shortens the text and posts it to Twitter. Read more...
Here’s the regular status updates for Mihai Carabas (scheduler) and Vishesh Yadav (inotify). I don’t have the update from Ivan Sichmann Freitas yet. Here’s Ivan Sichmann Freitas.
I think there’s a chance we’re about to see Microsoft start to slip downhill, in a way that may only be apparent a year from now if it continues. The company’s been a big moneymaker for years, but news items like the recent writedowns and my personal experience that they’re outsourcing license compliance checking make [...]
If you want to put something towards DragonFly, and you don’t have time or hardware, cash is now an option. (It’s not tax-deductible.)
Nuno Antunes is still working on that netgraph upgrade. Among other changes, ng_tty has been added. What’s it do? Something with ppp, I think.
We\'ve all been there -- after carefully researching what hardware to buy, when the gear finally arrives and you start installing, there are surprises to be found right there in the messages that flash across your console at first boot. Most of the time the hardware will just work anyway, but at other times hardware that looks good on paper [...]
July’s BSD Magazine has, among other things, an article from Michael W. Lucas along with a 30% off coupon for his Absolute FreeBSD book. There’s also an interview of Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo. Apparently DuckDuckGo uses FreeBSD? That’s good news.
From a thread on users@, I bring you Visible Capacitor Failures. If the problems pictured are new to you… trust me, you will see them up close someday.
Someone trying DragonFly couldn’t get it to start, and appeared to have a confused disk. It looks like the system BIOS were at fault, and Matt Dillon has an explanation of this minefield. (Including some comments on 4k physical disk sectors.)
Sepherosa Ziehau has added MSI-X support to igb(4), the Intel PRO/1000 gigabit network card. What does that mean? The commit message mentions a default transmit rate of 1.48Mpps small packets, which is good?
The usual weekly updates from Mihai Carabas, Vishesh Yadav, and Ivan Sichmann Freitas. Mihai has some interesting bugs found this past week by running his code on Matt Dillon’s 48-core system.
New company Gainframe is offering up OpenBSD dmesg/pcidump/usbdevs output for every system they build. I was originally going to link to this in a Lazy Reading entry, but then I realized it’s also a new company specializing in BSD-compatible hardware. Read the interview; I met Michael Dexter at the last NYCBSDCon and he is a decent g [...]
I know wget command can resume downloads. H>ow do I resume partially transferred files using rsync command line under Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux / Unix: Rsync Resume Partially Downloaded Files\"
The release announcement for pkgsrc-2012Q2 is out. New in this quarterly release: statistics about clang and pkgsrc. A surprisingly large number of packages build just fine with clang instead of gcc.
It’s summer, and I’m too warm. I’m whiny but still making with the links: “The return of the FreeBSD desktop“, where Dag-Erling Smørgrav describes getting a BSD desktop working again due to a new ports system on FreeBSD. It’s still too messy a process to get to a GUI, I think, and to support that I̵ [...]
Francois Tigeot has added the Intel PRO/10GbE driver from FreeBSD, or ixgbe(4). A couple features are turned off, for now.
Will Backman, the usual interview in BSDTalk episodes, gets interviewed himself by Paul Schenkeveld, for 14 minutes.
Another interview from BSDCan 2012, this time the microphone is turned on me by Paul Schenkeveld.Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time, money, technical assistance, suggestions, conference admission, and inspiration for this podcast. File info: 14min, 7MB.Ogg link: http://cisx1.uma.maine.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk217.ogg