It\'s been a long month. Pretty much the same as any other August. BSD folks were really busy so we can get some fresh releases.Here is a list of some (based on time of release, from beginning till end of August +-).FreeNAS 9.1.0The FreeNAS development team is delighted to announce the general release of FreeNAS 9.1.0. This (Read [...]
Another week of links completed early. And there’s a lot, so get clicking! 1BSD, the installation. Interesting to see the procedure and the tools used. Over the Rainbow, polychromatic type from Microsoft. I don’t know if this is as exciting as they seem to think it is. Do your own backups. Yeesh, what an unfortunate event. I [...]
I need to update this post during the week as I see stuff, or else I spend an hour rushing to get it all together before Satuday. I need to start watching PC-BSD src changes, too. DiscoverBSD has a recent BSD roundup, too. EuroBSDCon registration is 20% off but just today. Using 6rd in OpenBSD. FreeBSD has imported (Read more...)
Sascha Wildner has ported rum(4), run(4), and urtwn(4) from FreeBSD to DragonFly, to work within the not-yet-default new USB framework. This happened some days ago, but I’m just now catching up.
avalon.dragonflybsd.org, also known as mirror-master, is the final dragonflybsd.org system to be moved into the new colocated blade server. Your downloads of binary packages or DragonFly images should be speedier.
Remember my recent disk issues? As a side effect of protecting myself, I have a good example of deduplication results. I have a second disk in my server, with slave Hammer PFSs to match what’s on my main disk. I hadn’t put them in fstab, so they weren’t getting mounted and updated. I got them re-created, but they were nea [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Glen Barber has joined the Foundation\'s growing team of technical staff.Glen has been involved with FreeBSD since 2007, and is currently a member of the FreeBSD Release Engineering and Cluster Administration teams. Glen will continue supporting the FreeBSD Project through tho [...]
Reader David Hill wrote in with an article explaining how to set up 6rd tunneling in OpenBSD: There are many websites claiming OpenBSD doesn\'t support 6rd. There are also user-space 6rd implementations that do not work on OpenBSD. Well, 6rd works just fine with OpenBSD if you do it manually. Read more...
There’s several debates exclusive to the Unix-like world: Vi vs. Emacs, System V vs. BSD, and so on. A more recent one that people tend to fragment over is XML in config files vs. anything else. Read through this recent threa, starting here, about SMF (which became about XML) on users@.
Only 3 more Mondays left in the student work part of Summer of Code! Unsurprisingly, it seems the students are mostly in the cleanup phase – as it should be. Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum (updated) Mihai Car [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: PC-BSD, NetBSD, GhostBSD, freeNAS, MidnightBSD Other news: DragonFly BSD, NetBSD, GhostBSDReleases New PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE Images Available for DownloadKris has announced the availability of the latest PC-BSD images: The latest PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images (based upon FreeBSD 9.2-RC1) are now available for download. [...]
The third RC build for the FreeBSD-9.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
I’ll be working on the 3.4.3 release of DragonFly within the next 24 hours, and it should be available this week. I’ll have a list of the bugfixes it contains…
This week, I’m opinionated on every link. An 80s computer ad that got almost everything correct. It used to be sci-fi environments were super-clean – now they’re dirty, with ubiquitous electronics. That’s something that could be picture-blogged to prove, but I ain’t doing it. Bunnie Huang does “exit inte [...]
I hope I’m catching the interesting stuff; I’m only reading the src changes. A talk about pkgsrc at a YAPC conference. FreeBSD has improved parallel read performance by changing how locks work. FreeBSD has enabled VFP in QEMU. No, I don’t know what that means. FreeBSD has upgraded to BIND 9.9.3-P2. FreeBSD has imported Net [...]
My ZFS system hits a high load average every week during its scrub. Here is what top looks like after I pressed i and then S: last pid: 42049; load averages: 3.78, 3.26, 3.42 up 18+13:47:14 11:43:01 220 processes: 3 running, 216 sleeping, 1 waiting CPU: 7.5% user, 0.0% nice, 12.8% system, 1.2% interrupt, 78.5% [...]
It’s really neat to suddenly encounter something done just for DragonFly that you didn’t know was coming: A port of Go to DragonFly. I think these changes are going into the next Go release, or at least I hope so. (More on Go if you haven’t encountered it before.)
Just seen: EdgeBSD, a version of NetBSD with different goals in mind. (Seen on Hacker News)