If you’re curious about the hardware being used for the colocated dragonflybsd.org servers (this includes the website, the repository, the mailing lists, dports build machines, etc.), here’s the ‘MicroCloud’ product page. DragonFly’s model was purchased from iXsystems. Apparently those Haswell processors have [...]
I’m running a bit behind because I’ve been on the road, but here they are: 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
Kris 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. Users who install this image will be able to online update to a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE kernel/world when it is announced. Changes since the last ISO: Addition of the “lpreserver” CLI u [...]
Last week in BSDFreeBSD 9.2-RC2 - JabirOS 1.0.1 - DragonFly BSD GSoC - Viking OS - OpenBSD 64-bit time - BSDTalk - vBSDConReleasesFreeBSD 9.2-RC2 has been announced. FreeBSD 9.2-RC2 has been announced.Changes between -RC1 and -RC2 include:Fix a boot issue caused by some GPT partitioning tools.Fix a regression that caused some [...]
Had this one done before the last Lazy Reading. There are so many things to see and think and do in a day, and they’re not even all on the Internet. You get only the Internet ones here, though. Slashdot founder Rob Malda on why there won’t be another Hacker News. Found on Hacker News, of course, and I (Read more...)
I’m in the process of setting up a new gateway/firewall. The new hardware will be faster and have more space. At present, the old firewall is also providing DHCP and DNS services. I want to move those off the gateway and onto another server. Why? I want the gateway to run only services that are [...]
For future reference, this is the knew server. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services.
For future reference, this is the slocum server, which I use for various jails and services:
Not just source links, this week: OpenBSD no longer has the Y2038 problem. A head-mounted augmented reality display using FreeBSD? The 2013 EuroBSDCon is going to have a vendor summit (primarily FreeBSD, from the sounds of it). There’s a new BSD Certification Group training CD. NetBSD now supports the Sitecom N300 wifi adapter. Do you [...]
One of the most-requested items for the DragonFly mailing list archives is reverse sorting by date. Mailman, which is what’s being used now for archiving, doesn’t have a ‘native’ way to do that. Has anyone seen a trick/patch to get that to happen? I already patch Mailman to get the message date to show in listings.
Sepherosa Ziehau suggests this relatively easy task: adding a TSC cputimer to vkernels. Apparently most of the framework to do this is already in place.
Today I created the new gateway machine. It is a ZFS-only system with 3x3TB drives in a mirror configuration. The hardware was my old ZFS workhorse, now replaced by something with more storage. I had a moment of panic, thinking this server had just one NIC, but I was wrong. em0 will be the local [...]
The second 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.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that Gábor Kövesdán has completed a funded project to improve the infrastructure behind the documentation project. Here is how Gabor describes the project.Our documentation infrastructure uses very old and discontinued standards and tools. The work on modernising it has already started but still not yet c [...]
Michael W. Lucas has a review up of Richard Bejtlich’s “The Practice of Network Security Monitoring“. Both of them are long-term BSD users, and Bejtlich, if I remember correctly, was part of the design of Capsicum, the security framework that is serving as a Summer of Code project for DragonFly right now. So it’s wor [...]
I’m a bit slow in posting this, but that’s OK since it’s a work in progress: Markus Pfeiffer has added some more work on USB4BSD porting to DragonFly, including some device-specific changes.
Hello guys, welcome to next part of my series about Google Summer of Code 2013. You might wanna read previous ones: Google Summer of Code 2013 - Introduction Google Summer of Code 2013 - NetBSDGoogle Summer of Code 2013 - DragonFlyBSDThis time I will continue writing about FreeBSD. First part is here.What is FreeBSD?FreeBSD (Read [...]
BSDTalk episode 230 is out. It’s 12 minutes of conversation with Burt Kaliski, CTO of Verisign, about the upcoming newest BSD convention, vBSDCon.