Less than a year ago the Internet Society took leadership in organizing the World IPv6 Day, which was enthusiastically supported by many companies and organizations around the world. And now the world is switching to IPv6 again. This time forever. Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web comp [...]
Pkgsrc packages that have source files that can’t be redistributed, and go missing for the length of an entire quarterly release, will get removed. They are effectively broken at that point anyway. That policy is now formally in place; I don’t think there was a clear prescription before.
The cache coherency management code in DragonFly has been removed, but it’s coming back under HAMMER2, as part of how HAMMER2 maintains multiple master drives.
Venkatesh Srinivas, currently on his colossal bike ride, introduced a different way of creating a tmpfs. This was test code, and Johannes Hofmann benchmarked it (see same page). It’s interesting cause there are numbers, and nice to see one person jumping in to test someone else’s results/idea.
The next trip report is from Warren Block:I arrived Tuesday night and met Glen Barber and Benedict Reuschling, my FreeBSD mentors, for the first time in person. Many well-known FreeBSD Big Names were there already.On Wednesday morning, the FreeBSD developer summit began. We split into working groups, and I attended the documentati [...]
How do I copy files under Unix operating system using ksh or csh or bash shell prompt?Read answer to: \"Unix Copy Command Examples [ cp command ]\"
I think I’ve mentioned building DragonFly with clang before, but not pkgsrc. There’s two variables to set, plus some special handling for libf2c. Thomas Klausner has details. This is not tested on DragonFly.
Week 2 Summer of Code status reports from Loganaden Velvindron, Mihai Carabas (plus followup), Vishesh Yadav, and Ivan Sichmann Freitas are available. Ivan Sichmann Freitas also has a RFC on changes to DragonFly’s 32-bit API.
The next trip report is from Thomas Abthorpe:Third time is the charm. That is what is said when you have failed two times before and finally got it right on the third try. To put a more postive spin on it, the third time is the best one yet! I have been fortunate and privileged to travel to Ottawa (Read more...)
Mailing lists can be fun. Most of the time the discussions on lists like openbsd-misc are useful, entertaining or both. But when your battle with spam fighting technology ends up blocking your source of information and entertainment (like in the case of the recent thread titled \"spamd greylisting: false positives\" - starting with th [...]
Recently, I\'ve been trying to catch up with some of the technical debt that the FreeBSD/arm port has accumulated. Some of that technical debt was my fault, of course, but some of it wasn\'t. I don\'t really much care whose fault things were, but I would like to get things cleaned up. Some of these are paths not taken. [...]
So many links this week I’m already working on next week’s entry. Enjoy! git aliae so that you never lose work (part 2). (via) Aliae is the plural of alias? The Setup; people’s work environments. I’ve linked to it before, when nabbing links from Trivium, but I never realized how many people there were to look (Re [...]
I recently received a complementary copy of the book FreeBSD Device Drivers by Josheph Kong. I also had the pleasure of meeting Josheph Kong at BSDcan 2012 a few weeks ago. This book serves as a good introduction to all kinds of drivers and kernel modules in FreeBSD. It explores the basics of each kind of driver, complete with an (Read mor [...]
DragonFly has a page on updating pkgsrc, and so does NetBSD. I don’t think I linked to the latter before, but even if I didn’t, it’s still useful.
The next trip report is from Brooks Davis:I arrived in Ottawa on the 7th and spent the 7th and 8th on tourist activities and meeting informally with fellow developers. On the 8th the majority of Dev Summit attendees met at the Royal Oak pub for dinner.May 9thThe Dev Summit kicked off with registration followed by an intro (Read more...)
Sepherosa Ziehau has added netblast, a tool originally from FreeBSD that, if I’m reading the commit right, flings packets of a given size at an IP/port of your choosing, for as long as you want.
It’s possible to accidentally truncate your password when using DES encryption and 0×80 in UTF-8 encoding. It’s fixed.
BSDTalk has an interview with Kris Moore that was recorded during BSDCan. Kris talks about the features going into PC-BSD 9.1. The interview is available in mp3 and ogg formats.
The next trip report is from Giovanni Trematerra:First off, a huge thank you to the FreeBSD Foundation. Without your help I couldn\'t afford the travel. I was very happy to use my vacation days to attend the Developer Summit and BSDCan 2012.I arrived in Ottawa at 8th of May in the evening and went to Royal Oak where (Read more...)