New BSD Magazine with DragonFly in it →
The May 2010 issue of BSD Magazine is out, with, among other articles, a writeup by yours truly about using HAMMER to access historical data.
Another book to read →
I didn’t know about this, but Michael W. Lucas has a new book on the way: Network Flow Analysis. It should be good; his other (BSD-themed, generally) books are surprisingly accessible…
Keeping a mirror-stream going →
A note, in part for my own benefit: the @reboot crontab entry is all you need to get a HAMMER mirror-stream going again after a reboot/shutdown.
0.0.1 more soon →
Because of a number of problems, snapshot building hasn’t worked for some days. To fix this, some updates need to happen within DragonFly. This will mean a minor version bump to 2.6.3 in the next…
Another Summer of Code project →
From a commenter on a previous post: Gentoo has a Google Summer of Code project porting portage to DragonFly, by student Naohiro Aota. I had no idea this was happening – this is interesting!
Summer of Code projects final →
We’ve got 3 projects for Google Summer of Code 2010: “Device Mapper based Logical Volume Management”, by Alexander Hornung and mentored by Chuck Tuffli. “Porting kernel mode-setting, GEM and KMS,…
What does DESTDIR mean? →
I’ve made reference to DESTDIR for pkgsrc several times, with only an informal understanding of what it means. From what I’ve learned, and what Joerg Sonnenberger’s told me, DESTDIR support means…
More on Hammer and Samba →
Matthew Dillon went into detail on just how Hammer snapshots could be shared out via Samba.
Images and volunteering →
Two items, via Dru Lavigne: Thunderflash is a new site with images for use in virtual machines, and there could be more of a BSD representation there. Also, if you live near South Carolina in…
Hammer via Windows →
Siju George is making a Hammer volume’s snapshots available through Samba, with the results that some Windows-using developers get historical snapshots for free.
dsched sysctl changes →
There’s a deficit of vowels in the title of this post… Anyway, Alex Hornung has changed the format of some of the sysctls used in the I/O scheduler, dsched. Be ready for this if you’ve been…
Possible PAT project →
Aggelos Economopoulos has posted his patch for Page Attribute Table support; it needs to be able to identify CPUs, which is apparently not that complex. Anyone looking for a task?
Binary pkgsrc build status →
I posted a note about where the 2010Q1 builds are for pkgsrc; if you’re on i386/2.6 right now, you can try it out.
DragonFly in other places →
Linux Weekly News describes the 2.6 release of DragonFly in an extensive article, which even mentions this Digest. (yay!) Also in the comments, a link to a short interview with Matthew Dillon on a…
“OCD Attack” →
… is one of the better commit message descriptions I’ve heard.
pkgsrc-2010Q1 is out →
The newest branch of pkgsrc for 2010 is officially out – read the release announcement for details on what’s updated. Among other things, DESTDIR support is almost complete, and a shift to default…
Another SSD special →
Newegg is running a special on 80G Intel X-25M SSDs – $215, just today. Internet Consensus seems to measure that model of SSD against all others, so it’s a good buy. (assuming you’re living…
New malloc work →
Venkatesh Srinivas has been working on new version of DragonFly’s malloc; he’s published an extensive writeup (which is inexplicably split in two in the mail archives) that includes several of…
2.6.2, 2.7.2 created; please update →
Matthew Dillon identified a possible data corruption bug in Hammer with a nearly-full filesystem. It’s dramatic enough he’s tagged 2.6.2 and 2.7.2 so that people can update; his message about it…
mptutil(8) brought in →
And the torrent of new activity continues: Alexander Polakov has imported FreeBSD’s mptutil(8), good for managing LSI Fusion-MPT controllers.