Reminder: use serno →
Using ’serno’, meaning specifying disks by serial number rather than path, is a good idea. If you have a machine that started out as an older DragonFly installation, it may be a good idea to use…
Messylaneous: reading, catchup →
I apologize; I’ve been missing. Here’s some misc links while I get back in gear: A very good reason to be interested in Hammer over ZFS: nobody will threaten lawsuits over Hammer. 10 tricks…
HEADS UP: ehci.ko is always there →
EHCI support is now always on, for 2.7 users, and will be for 2.8 when released. It’s possible to turn it off if it causes a problem, but it should generally just mean better USB performance.
mkinitrd added for the future →
Alex Hornung recently added mkinitrd(8), a tool for building a RAM disk early in the boot process. What’s it for? It’s needed to support more interesting bootable volumes, like LVM2, encrypted…
Periodical frenzy! →
There’s several publications with new issues out. It’s a long weekend (in the U.S.) so you can catch up on the reading/listening: BSD Magazine has a new issue out, on OpenBSD. There’s also the…
SoC kqueue progress →
Samuel Greear has a whole page about his Google Summer of Code kqueue project, recently updated.
A trick for updating moved packages →
Sometimes, packages are renamed in pkgsrc, usually because of a version change. If that happens, it can be hard to find the replacement. You can manually add them, or there’s a trick to make…
NYCBSDCon call for papers →
NYCBSDCon, happening November 12-14th, in New York City, at Cooper Union, has a call for papers out. (via here and also George Rosamond) They’re due by the end of July.
BSD Magazine back issues →
BSD Magazine sent out a link to all the BSD Magazine back issues, reproduced here for your enjoyment: Hosting BSD BSD as A Desktop BSD as Servers Infinity. Freedom. FREEBSD BSD…
Real world use and DragonFly →
Siju George has written up his ‘real world’ experience with DragonFly in production; I should probably do the same since this site has been DragonFly-driven for years now. Add your story to the…
Potential applicable power project →
Matthew Dillon followed up on some comments from Sepherosa Ziehau about power management to describe a possible new way to manage power consumption; the project is up for grabs.
New power controls →
Matthew Dillon has added powerd(8), a daemon that adjusts CPU frequency based on activity; his initial report describes a whopping 40% power savings for server use.
Messylaneous: Reviews, packaging, installers, etc →
Link catchup! The BSD Certification Group needs reviewers for the BSDA exam objectives. It’s as easy as writing on a wiki. Undeadly has a lengthy article up about the OpenBSD equivalent of…
Which desktop to use? →
Dennis Melentyev asked about people’s experiences putting together different X desktops on DragonFly. There’s a good range of responses. None the same, of course.
pkgsrc git repo changes →
Matthew Dillon set up a git copy of the pkgsrc repository some time ago. However, it’s had syncing problems, and there’s an ‘official’ pkgsrc git repository now which does not have the problems….
Another image →
Not actually related to DragonFly except by coincidental name, but it’s entertaining and imageblogging is fun. (via, some other images there nsfw)
Free book, if you are lucky →
Michael Lucas is giving away a limited number of copies of his new Network Flow Analysis book. Post something clever and you may get it. Please don’t be more clever than me, though, as I want a…
Congratulations, Dru →
Dru Lavigne is the new “Director of Community Development” for PC-BSD. I am totally jealous, and she is the perfect person for the job.
The eternal battle →
NYCBSDCon date set →
November 12-14th, in New York City, at Cooper Union.