Everyone passed their Summer of Code midterms! Not that this was a surprise; all the students have been consistently working and overcoming problems, but a 100% pass rate makes me happy. Here’s the status reports: Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable [...]
On August 10th, Michael W. Lucas will be giving a talk on DNSSEC to the Metro Detroit Linux Users Group, and it’ll be livestreamed for everyone to see. His talks are energetic and entertaining, and it’s worth making time to see.
A few weeks ago, I moved some Bacula Volumes from one Storage Daemon to another. In fact, I was decommissioning the old bacula-sd and creating a new one. I copied all the Volumes over. Backups have been running smoothly ever since. However. Today I tried a restore. It failed. Without any useful diagnostic information. Here [...]
We are pleased to announce the publication of our 2013 Semi-Annual Newsletter! This is a chance for you to read about what we are doing to help make FreeBSD the best operating system available.
I’ve been building up a new server lately. Now I’m ready to move the tape library from the old host to thew new host. As I opened the new server to insert the existing SCSI card, I discovered that I needed a new SCSI card. It just would not fit. This is the card I [...]
The Foundation has published their 2013 Semi-Annual Newsletter. This edition includes:Letter From the PresidentFundraising UpdateFundraising with GoodSearchDevelopment Project UpdatesI/O Memory Management UnitCapsicum Component FrameworkNative iSCSI Target and InitiatorARM SuperpagesDoc Project InfrastructureWhite PapersResearch HighlightsCon [...]
Joris Giovannangeli, one of the Summer of Code students for DragonFly, posted his thoughts on credential descriptors – have a read. He is working on capsicum and DragonFly, so this is a natural thought process.
FOSSCON will be held at the Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00–18:00. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. Dru Lavigne will present “Introducing FreeNAS 9 [...]
FOSSCON will be held at the Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00-18:00. Registration is free for this event.There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. Dru Lavigne will present \"Introducing [...]
The first 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.
These have been very easy to create over the last few weeks; there’s been a torrent of reading. Can I say torrent without making it sound like this is all downloaded large files? The word is overloaded. Anyway: How emacs changed my life, from I think the creator of Ruby. (via) Autodesk uses Creative Commons right. (Read more...)
How many tags can I fit on this post? I think I’ll aim for Saturday for these BSD catchup posts. In theory, I can prep this and the Sunday Lazy Reading posts ahead of time, since they tend to be all-week items, and have the whole weekend covered. BeagleBone systems are getting popular. Distributed chrooted pkgsrc bulk builds. (Read [...]
If you have a computer with one of the very-very-new Haswell processors from Intel, Matthew Dillon has made some changes that will interest you. They shave off (in the example given) about 20% of CPU power usage without much effect on performance.
killall -T will now kill all processes associated with the current tty, except parents of the killall process itself. It’s a shortcut to “kill all these runaway items I started by accident”.
Thanks to the effort of a number of people, DragonFly (-current) now supports KMS and accelerated video on Intel 915 chipsets. It’s 2D and x86_64 only for now, but it’s much, much better than just using the vesa driver.
Every year, people ask “Why can’t writing documentation be part of Summer of Code?” (Not necessarily for DragonFly, but in general) Google has a “Doc Camp”, where a whole lot of documentation gets produced in sprints, and anyone can participate – not just Summer of Code students. If this sounds interestin [...]
Please welcome our newest DragonFly committer: Johannes Hofmann. He earned this by coming up with a significant chunk of DragonFly’s upcoming KMS/915 support, and it’s now easier to just have him work directly than to be constantly committing for him.