MirBSD looking at pkgsrc, too →
MirBSD is apparently also interested in pkgsrc as an alternative to the exclusive-to-MirBSD Mirports. The more the merrier, I say.
Virtio driver progress →
Tim Bisson posted a note on the progress he and Pratyush have made on a virtio driver for DragonFly, ported from NetBSD. This is for use in virtualized environments; his post links to graphs…
Miscellaneous 48-core details →
As Matthew Dillon works on supporting his new 48-core system, he’s written some notes on power usage and scheduling/drivers that may be worth a read.
Thanks, JMicron →
Sepherosa Ziehau fixed a clock issue with the JMicron JMC250/JMC260 chipset, used with the jme(4) driver, and apparently JMicron helped out with hardware for testing this fix. So, thanks, Sephe,…
Watch out for scheduler changes →
Bleeding-edge DragonFly may suffer some instability issues; Matthew Dillon is making scheduler changes to accomodate larger numbers of CPUs. On the other hand: yay, better performance!
Run the JDK all you like →
Francois Tigeot figured out how to get it to work.
LOCALPATCHES a possibility →
I never really noticed this before, but it’s possible to include your own patchsets into pkgsrc and have them picked up as part of the build process, using $LOCALPATCHES.
Updates for zlib, tnftp →
Peter Avalos has updated zlib to version 1.25, and appears to have done some work with tnftp, though this is the only message I saw. Ironically, I get a “this site is using an unsupported…
What’s this? →
I found it via Google Search. Anyone know?
HighPoint RocketRAID support →
Sascha Wildner’s been on a RAID rampage lately, adding a lot of drivers. The latest is hptiop(4), which supports many of (all?) the HighPoint RocketRAID series.
Horrible accident and other errors →
Tim Darby had an error with a particular AMD AHCI chipset, and the entertaining error was: Attempting to reinitialize the port after it had a horrible accident This gives me a chance to link to…
24 spare CPUs, anyone? →
Matthew Dillon has made it possible to boot DragonFly on 24-CPU systems. Also, we’re currently limited to 32G of RAM. Oh, to have such limitations; I was considering myself lucky to have 4 CPUs.
More JDK progress →
wip/jdk15 now works on i386, too, under specific circumstances.
GCI work continues: sysctls →
There’s now descriptions for a number of the net.inet.* sysctls, thanks to Taras Klaskovsky as part of Google Code-In.
JDK progress →
Francois Tigeot has wip/jdk15 working for DragonFly/x86_64. It’s not there yet for i386…
A super-simple install →
I was reading this Perl Advent Calendar (that would be good for DragonFly, come to think of it) post about ack, and came across a interesting line: curl http://betterthangrep.com/ack-standalone...
Swapcache benefits →
Tim Darby was looking to take advantage of swapcache, and got some advice from Matthew Dillon. This led to a larger writeup that went into the mechanics and advantages of both swapcache and…
ProFTPd upgrade →
If you have net/proftpd installed, and you installed it in the last week or so, you may want to upgrade. There’s been a security problem with the source files.
Lazy reading: numbers, servers, things →
So, informal poll time: do people like these Lazy Reading roundups? Numbers everyone should know. (via) I link to this cause it’s interesting, and because it shows something else. If you…
SHA256 for passwords →
Another Google Code-In task completed: passwords are now created using SHA256 (PDF link) by default, and libcrypt also now supports SHA512.
Visual update for bugs →
Courtesy of another Google Code-In project, bugs.dragonflybsd.org now matches the main Dragonfly website.
2.8 Installation Video →
Another piece of work by one of the fine students participating in Google Code-In is a new 2.8 installation screencast/video. Check it out at the following link: DragonFly BSD 2.8 Installation…
amr(4) update →
Sascha Wildner has added even more RAID controller support, from FreeBSD, this time in improvements to the amr(4) driver. Check the green lines in this man page diff to see what’s new.
Google Code-In progress →
The Google Code-In projects for DragonFly are bearing fruit, as there’s new pages in the new handbook, plus code commits from various finished projects. 14 tasks are done, and there’s 10…
NYCBSDCon video →
There’s a minute and a half of video up of NYCBSDCon 2010, showing off the nice facilities, food, and some of the talks. (via) You can see me shifting around in my seat at 1:28.
December OSBR: Humanitarian open source →
The December theme for the Open Source Business Resource is “Humanitarian Open Source”. It sounds somewhat ethereal, but the articles actually concentrate on achieving concrete targets. Plus, more…
mfi(4) and mfiutil(8) added →
Sascha Wildner has brought in the mfi(4) and mfiutil(8) drivers from FreeBSD, adding support for a number of different RAID controllers – including the Dell PERC 5 and PERC 6.