dragonflybsd.org upgrade →
www.dragonflybsd.org runs using ikiwiki, which I just updated to the latest version. Everything looks OK, but tell me if I’m wrong.
Things to eat up your day →
It’s a holiday weekend, at least in the United States, so I’m posting few things that take time to view. Murray Stokely mentioned this in a comment, but it’s juicy enough to warrant a post: the
GEM and KMS progress for GSoC →
Yay, acronyms! GSoC student David Shao has an extensive page up describing the state of his work so far.
Messylaneous for 2010/05/27: destroying flash,... →
I had a sudden buildup of things to link to. It’s three items, but there’s enough info here to eat a few hours… Flash Destroyer: (destroying hardware, not like what Apple’s trying) found via …
Big network stack changes →
Some recent bugs motivated Matthew Dillon to change DragonFly’s network stack. It’s a pretty radical simplification, so things like IPv6, ICMP, pf, etc. will need to be tested. There’s already
More event tracing work →
Aggelos Economopoulos posted more details on his event tracing library, accompanied by a rash of commits. He’s interested in feedback.
Long-term swapcache results →
Matthew Dillon’s been running swapcache on an Intel X-25 SSD on a very busy (in terms of disk) machine for some months now. Over a long period, the disk activity will wear down the SSD, but it’s…
New HOWTO: swapcache →
Dylan Reinhold has contributed a HOWTO document on setting up swapcache. Thanks, Dylan!
Last-ditch disk effort →
YONETANI Tomokazu pointed out something that could be useful in the future: when you start getting drive errors, before you throw it out, try lowering the speed. Maybe it’s a cable problem, if…
BSD Magazine: Industrial →
Not the music, but the setting. The May issue of BSD Magazine is out, though there isn’t a page for it on the website yet. Instead, I’ll point at the PDF. (I posted about the last issue twice,…
Projects and money available →
As described on the kernel@ mailing list, there’s several code bounties out now, formed in part from GSoC projects that didn’t get a slot. All of them have money waiting behind them. (I’d sure…
Someone is wrong on the Internet! →
As McLone points out, the filesystem comparison page on Wikipedia is missing some Hammer details. Anyone want to fill in the pertinent numbers? (Title ref.)
More Gource and BSD →
Paul Onyschuk went and created a very neat and very long Gource movie using one of the oldest codebases out there: NetBSD. It’s available on Vimeo. His original data is available if anyone…
Messylaneous for 2010/05/18: Facebook, fsck →
A brief history of fsck (via) Is “A Brief History of X” a meme all by itself? Searching on it gave me this book of course, but also this interesting article about Internet history. I’ve…
Old release users: update pkg_radd →
I’m removing the links for the old (DragonFly 2.3 and older) pkg_radd paths on avalon.dragonflybsd.org. If you have one of those older systems, you can update one line in pkg_radd if it’s useful…
BSD meetup in London →
Sevan Janiyan passed along a note: there’s a *BSD meetup at the Barrowboy and Banker pub by London Bridge, in London, the 27th of May. I’d love to attend, both because it’s BSD and because it’s a…
BSDCan 2010 videos online →
FOSSLC has videos of the presentations from the recent BSDCan. (via) I’m listening to Will Backman’s keynote right now about the BSD community based on his BSDTalk work.
Idle page zeroing committed →
Venkatesh Srinivas has been working on idle page zeroing; his work has been committed, and if enabled, should contribute to a teeny speedup. What’s it do? It gets memory ready for use when the…
Potential pf update →
The version of pf in DragonFly is somewhat long in the tooth, but Jan Lentfer’s volunteered himself for the herculanean job of updating it. Go, Jan! Let’s hope this large task is more Nemean…
BSD Magazine: Embedded →
A new issue of BSD Magazine is out – this issue’s theme is “Embedded BSD“.