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.
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 [...]