The fourth 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 September issue of BSD Magazine is now available for free download. On pages 34–36, Kris Moore continues with his article on the PEFS encryption system that is available on PC-BSD 9.2.
Today’s episode of BSD Now features an interview with Glen Barber from the FreeBSD release engineering team. Glen will discuss how FreeBSD release engineering works and what his role is on the release engineering team, the new features in the upcoming 9.2-RELEASE, and his new role with the FreeBSD Foundation. This episode also discusses the l [...]
With this commit, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) quietly enabled pre-orders for the upcoming OpenBSD 5.4 release. The release song, \"Our favorite hacks\", is also available for download. The release page\'s What\'s New section is still filling out, but reading the detailed change log leads to the inevitable conclusion: What\'s not to like? [...]
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the expo area of LinuxCon, to be held at the Hyatt New Orleans from September 16–18. Expo hours are from 9:00–19:30 on September 16 and 9:00–16:00 on September 17. As usual, we’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. If (Read more...)
Today\'s episode of BSD Now features an interview with Glen Barber from the FreeBSD release engineering team. Glen will discuss how FreeBSD release engineering works and what his role is on the release engineering team, the new features in the upcoming 9.2-RELEASE, and his new role with the FreeBSD Foundation.This episode can be streamed [...]
A new BSD resource by the name of BSD Now has started up, and our very own Peter Hessler(phessler@) is interviewed in their inaugural podcast about his Using BGP for Realtime import and export of OpenBSD SPAMD entries paper. You can download the presentation [ video | HD video | mp3 audio | ogg audio ] or watch the (Read [...]
It’s now possible to use systat(1) to see per-connection speeds and pftop status, thanks to Matthew Dillon.
I’m just going to roll all these updates from Sepherosa Ziehau together into one post, because it’s a lot: He’s updated igb(4) to 2.3.10, updated em(4) to 7.3.8, merged the hardware abstraction layer of those two drivers, enabled TSO on all PCI-E em(4) chipsets, and added support for a whole slew of Realtek chipsets in the [...]
If you’ve got a MCP79 NVIDA-chipset board, Sascha Wildner’s commit of Ed Berger’s port from OpenBSD has you covered.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be attending Ohio LinuxFest, to be held in Columbus, OH from September 13–15. Registration is required to attend Ohio LinuxFest, but registration is free. We’re excited that Kirk McKusick will be delivering the closing keynote on Saturday, September 14. The topic of the keynote will be Building and Runn [...]
Several members of the Foundation will be attending Ohio LinuxFest, to be held in Columbus, OH from September 13-15. We\'re excited that Kirk McKusick will be delivering the closing keynote on Saturday, September 14. The topic of the keynote will be Building an Running an Open-Source Community: The FreeBSD Project.There will also be a FreeBSD [...]
By the time you read this, I’ll have already been sitting on an island for a few days. There’s so much stuff to post lately I’m scheduling material a week out. Have you used the grep replacement ‘ack‘? There’s a Twitter feed of tips for it. A horrible programming idea, so bad I can’t tell if (Read [...]
Kris has announced the availability of the next set of images: The latest PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images (based upon FreeBSD 9.2-RC3) images are now online! Users who install this image will then be able to online update to a FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE kernel / world when it is announced. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update t [...]
There’s been a lot of commit activity across the BSDs, but my list doesn’t seem to reflect that. A lot of incremental work, I suppose. FreeBSD has imported the multiqueue VirtIO driver FreeBSD has added support for the BCM20702A0 chipset, for Bluetooth adapters. FreeBSD can now reach single user mode with Digi i.MX53 / Wi-i.MX53 [...]
Antonio Huete Jimenez has committed his work on “dirfs”, a filesystem that lets you mount directories from your host machine within the running vkernel environment. It’s a sort of shared folders for vkernels. See the commit message for usage details.
Sepherosa Ziehau has made a number of improvements to TCP in DragonFly – specifically, nonblocking and blocking connect(2) performance. See each of his commits for statistics on how much this has reduced processor use under high load. He has also written up an extensive description of how all this TCP stuff works in DragonFly. In simi [...]
Lawrence Teo recently posted a guide on how to run MPLS: A few months ago, I wrote a diff to simplify the calculation of ICMP extension header checksums in the OpenBSD kernel. It so happened that the code is only used by the OpenBSD MPLS subsystem. I didn’t have access to an OpenBSD-based MPLS network at the time, nor was (Read more. [...]
I tagged it last week, but it took me a while to build the images. See the tag commit for a list of the bugfixes. The big thing for me is the fix for amrd and the virtual machine performance fix. Either update via git, or download an image.