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.
I’m late for this, even though the students weren’t. Mea culpa! There’s been a lot of discussion on IRC, in EFNet #dragonflybsd, between the students and various DragonFly developers. Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris [...]
Earlier today, I started a zfs send | zfs receive between the old file server and the new file server. It won’t finish until early morning tomorrow. [root@kraken ~]# zfs send email@example.com:06:33 | mbuffer | ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org \'zfs receive system/usr/local/bacula/FromKraken\' Pseudo-terminal will [...]
The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386 and ia64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Following up on last weeks comparison of 10 disks vs 8 disks on raidz2, it was suggested by Marie Helene that I try more HDD on the m/b. I’m here to report just that. I’ve put 5 HDD on the SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIL-O Micro ATX Server m/b and five on the LSI SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s. Here [...]
Last week was relatively light, but somehow this week I read a zillion interesting things. It’s been too dang hot to do much else, other than flop in a chair and point a fan at my head. Chopping up CSV files. Tabular format will never die, and for good reason. Reanimated: The story of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. (Read mor [...]
Thanks to the efforts of a large number of people, KMS support is showing up in DragonFly. This supports accelerated video on the new Intel graphics chipsets that seem to show up on many recent laptops.
Austin Hook(austin@) wrote to misc@ to let us all know about a new offer for purchasers of The Book of PF: The main OpenBSD orders website is pleased to announce that the digital version of The Book of PF will now be made available for free whenever the physical version is ordered. We are grateful to Peter Hansteen and (Rea [...]
Yesterday, I mentioned I wanted to compare raidz2 when using 10 disks versus using 8 disks. Along the way, I noticed that my ZFS-setup script needed a change to cope with mixed devices. Once I got past that hurdle, I started adding packages and setting up the system for some very simple tests. The test [...]
THe last system I set up with ZFS, I used a script. Today, when trying a system with different device types, I encountered a limitation of that script. I need to fix it. In the above script, NUM takes on the value of what digits appear in the string of I. Given that DISKS contains [...]
Indiana LinuxFest will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area on Saturday from 8:00–18:30. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to (Read m [...]
The traditional thoughts on ZFS are to have arrays which are a power-of-2 when it comes to number of disks. That means 2, 4, 8, etc. But for raidz1, that would be 3, 5, 9. For my choice of raidz2, it would be 4, 6, and 10. In the system I’m building up now, I [...]
Indiana LinuxFest will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel in Indianapolis, IN from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Registration is free for this event. There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area on Saturday, July 27 from 8:00-18:30. Stop by to say hi, discuss the Foundation\'s work, or to donate to the FreeBSD Foundation.