Dave Hayes asked for some “best practices” ideas for setting up a HAMMER (1) system. I replied, and the conversation turned to RAID, as these often do. If you’re thinking of purchasing disk hardware in the near future, this will be useful to you.
Sepherosa Ziehau has added a generic form of support for multiple transmit queues in DragonFly. This means less contention when transmitting. It’s not done; he has drivers to set up and as he said, it’s “step 1 of many“.
If you are a brave soul and have an IPv6-only DragonFly installation, there’s now a git mirror of DragonFly that is available on IPv6.
I have Squid caching proxy server deployed on Rackspace based server in UK. This server has four IP address. I would like to change outgoing IP addresses from default 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199. How do I change proxy server outgoing IP address under Linux or Unix operating systems?Read answer to: \"Squid Proxy Server Change Outgoing IP Address\" &nbs [...]
I meant to post this a while ago; it’s a few days old but still useful. John Marino gave some stats on DPorts progress, plus he and Francois Tigeot also had some tips on xorg setup. The successful build count is higher by now, and I think KDE3 is done, though I haven’t tried it.
If you have a BSD Certification, and it’s nearing the end of its 5-year term, the BSD Certification Group has published the guidelines for re-certification. Has it really been 5 years since the first certifications happened? Geez. I found this off of the NYCBUG mailing list, so hat tip to them.
Binary patches with BinpatchNG For many server administrators it may not be desirable to keep a full src tree around to update a system when an errata is published. While this may still be something that could work out just fine on large/fast servers, it\'s a dreadful task to do this on embedded systems or servers with little diskspace [...]
It’s a very short week this week. I was on the road for work, so I didn’t see anywhere as much of the Internet as I may have liked. Count my dports writeup yesterday as part of this and it averages out to a good amount of reading. Favorite Linux Commands. Not all of them are Linux/bash specific. ( (Read more...)
The April-June, 2012 Status Report is now available with 17 entries.
If you are on DragonFly 3.3, and you are running a kernel built after January 1st, there’s a bug in the way FP context is handled when the kernel supports AVX. (January 1st is when AVX support was committed.) Matthew Dillon has committed a fix and issued a note to update for everyone.
John Marino’s DPorts project, mentioned here briefly before, is interesting. I had two separate people ask me how it works, so a better explanation is in order. I’ve tried it out on a test machine over the past few weeks. Background: Dports is an effort to use FreeBSD’s ports system as a base for DragonFly, and the pkg too [...]
As you may know, I still have a HR10-250 in service. I run TivoWebPlus 2.1 on the box. It mostly works the way I want it, although at times it is a bit slow.I checked out the latest version from the sourceforge web site many months ago and found there\'s some issues with it that I\'d like to fix. (Read more...)
It’s actually been out since the start of January, but the release announcement is available now.
Stéphane Russell, on the users@ mailing list, pointed out an in-depth article about DragonFly’s 3.2 release, on linuxfr.org. It’s in French, which means I’m just going to have to trust his word about the contents.
Mark Shroyer writes in about how he used QEMU to track down an OpenBSD kernel bug: Recently I had to track down a minor bug in the OpenBSD kernel. I tapped QEMU and GDB as debugging tools for the task, running on Ubuntu 12.04 as the host OS. This combination worked extremely well, so for the record here’s how (Read more...)
The development of FreeBSD ports is done in Subversion nowadays. By February 28th 2013, the FreeBSD ports tree will no longer be exported to CVS. Therefore ports tree updates via CVS, CVSup or csup(1) will no longer be available after that date. All users who use CVS, CVSup or csup(1) to update the ports tree are encouraged to switch to (Rea [...]
January’s issue of BSD Magazine has something I didn’t expect: an article on panoramic photography on BSD – among other material.