Another recompile →
System data structures have changed again, so make sure your next rebuild is a full buildworld/buildkernel if you’re running 2.7. There’s been a lot of changes to pull more and more out from…
More BSD Show! →
The BSD Show!, the show I didn’t know was there, already has more 20 minutes more of content; an interview with Adam Hamsik about NetBSD. They’re looking for more guests, too…
Minor software hiccup possible →
Johannes Hofmann happened to notice that recent libkinfo changes broke sysutils/estd. It’s fixed by rebuilding the program, though this may affect a few other packages. This only affects…
arcmsr(4) added →
Sascha Wildner has brought in arcmsr(4), an Areca RAID controller driver. Please try it if you have the right hardware.
Giant Lock on the way out →
Good news: the upcoming 2.8 release (that’s next month!) of DragonFly will be missing the Big Giant Lock from a significant part of its structure, and will be removed completely somewhere in 2.9.
Google Summer of Code 2010: everybody wins! →
All three of the Google Summer of Code Projects for DragonFly are complete and passed! The code for each will show up at the Google-hosted project page in the next week or so. The original…
There’s a BSD Show? →
There’s a podcast titled “The BSD Show!”, which I didn’t know. What’s more, it has 15 minutes of Warner Losh speaking about FreeNAS. That’s the 4th broadcast so far. (via) (added it to the…
Summary of recent kernel work →
Matthew Dillon has provided some details about recent kernel work, along with a release forecast.
What of OpenSolaris? →
You have probably seen reports declaring the demise of OpenSolaris by now, many taking a less than conservative approach in reporting the news one way or the other. So what do you make of the news?…
fairq disk scheduling now default →
DSCHED_FQ was added to GENERIC, making it the default disk scheduling policy for master. You might want to refresh your memory of dsched and the fairq policy with some prior details and …
More kqueue fixes in master →
A few more fixes were committed to master improving the standards conformance of the new poll implementation and fixing a couple of bugs.
No more libevent →
The libevent library has been removed from the repository to ease the maintenance burden. There is some additional rationale in this tracker issue.
Dedup, please →
Matthew Dillon made a minor change to HAMMER that would help any future deduplication work. There’s also a deduplication code bounty out on the recently-updated Code Bounties page… I’ve been…
pkgsrc-2010Q2 binary packages available →
Binary packages built for pkgsrc-2010Q2 are available now via pkg_radd or directly. Make sure to read my lengthy post for exact details.
gimp-print may go away →
On firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Troxel proposed getting rid of gimp-print and associated packages. It’s been superseded by gutenprint-lib, so it may be worth switching now for the newer…
Testing the iphdr branch →
Matthew Dillon’s updated his iphdr branch of DragonFly, and he’s looking for testers. In this version, IP headers aren’t switched to host byte order, reducing complexity. If you like transmitting…
Messylaneous: SSDs, GPL, HACK, books, UNIX, oldwww →
I almost had an all-acronym title, darnit. Theodore T’so’s writing about SSDs. It’s Linuxish, so not all the problems he finds would apply to DragonFly, but interesting in the detail level. …
Places to go, exams to take →
Dru Lavigne has listed conventions she’ll be at over the next few months, so if you feel like taking a BSDA exam or just plain helping out at a BSD booth, check the list.
More pf stuff: a review →
Jan Lentfer’s looking for code review; specifically these patches. It’s for pfsync and carp, part of his recent pf upgrade.
Huge packet filter update →
Jan Lentfer has updated pf (and pflogd and ftp-proxy) in DragonFly to match what was in OpenBSD 4.1. Why this intermediate step? pf went through a lot of changes after OpenBSD 4.1, so this was…
Building a device list, checking it twice →
Stathis Kamperis was looking for a way to list all disk devices and the associated serial numbers. Matthew Dillon described a manual way to find it. That manual method could be turned into a…
iwn(4) support updated →
Among other things, Joe Talbott has brought in support for the 6000 and 6050 series of iwn(4) wifi devices.
Even more numbers →
Samuel Greear has even more benchmarks for his kqueue work. This time, he took an example server from Unix Network Programming, and tested various permutations. His post has the relative timings…
Stress out! →
Sascha Wildner brought in FreeBSD’s stress2 stress testing suite. It’s an efficient way to crash your system. Look at the README to find out the fastest way there.
Selective wakeups, with numbers →
Samuel J. Greear posted a note about his Summer of Code work, focusing on selective wakeup. He outlined his strategy, and then posted benchmark numbers – using Apache, lighthttpd, and a minimal…
twa(4) updated →
Sascha Wildner has pulled in a bunch of updates for twa(4), adding more devices for this SATA RAID device driver. There’s a list of what’s supported now on the man page.
ALTQ now in GENERIC kernel configs →
Matthew Dillon has added ALTQ to the GENERIC (and X86_64_GENERIC) kernels, since there’s no module version to add later. Make sure to include it in your custom configs, if desired. (I always…
Messylaneous: vi, Pomodoro, Git →
Some links! I normally would save this for a Lazy Reading Sunday entry, but I want to clear the backlog: 10 vi tips and tricks. (via) Pomodoro Technique, a way of breaking work into…
Keep updating if you are on 2.7 →
Samuel J. Greear just updated his recent kqueue work with some fixes. If you’re running a recent version of DragonFly 2.7, you should update to catch what it fixes.
Russian BSD? →
The publishers of BSD Magazine are planning to launch a Russian issue in September, but they need more native speakers (and writers, and proofreaders, etc.). email@example.com is the person…
August OSBR: Interdisciplinary Lessons →
The August issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with the theme of “Interdisciplinary Lessons”. September’s theme will be “Keystone Companies” and October will be “Sales Strategy”. If…
A new BSD Blog! →
Dru Lavigne’s started a PC-BSD Blog. This is great news – I don’t tend to cover other BSDs because I think there’s enough space in the blogosphere to others to do it. (and I only have so many…
New Features page for DragonFly →
Matthew Dillon created a new Features page on the DragonFly site; it lists the technologies added to DragonFly from over the past few years.