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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.). firstname.lastname@example.org is the person…
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.
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.
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…
I take it back →
AboutBSD.net is putting source attribution on stories now, so I have nothing to complain about. Well, I suppose I could complain about the default margins on embedded story images. It’s too…
Snapshot build logs now available →
The logs from regular DragonFly builds are now available as they are completed. It’s i386 right now, with x86_64 on the way.
pf progress →
Jan Lentfer posted about his progress on upgrading pf. He has pickups working, but on on a per-rule basis; he’s looking for feedback on how important this option is for other users.
Another compilation site, plus me complaining →
Dru Lavigne linked to AboutBSD.net; it’s an aggregate site that compiles the RSS feeds from a number of BSD sites. It doesn’t list any news from this site. I had a conversation with…
GPT, please →
Is it time to move to GPT instead of the traditional fdisk/disklabel combo? Petr thinks so. There’s some work to do, though.
Network Flow Analysis: a review →
Michael Lucas sent me a copy of his newest book, Network Flow Analysis, on the grounds that I read it and write what I thought. While book reviews aren’t usual fare for this site, it’s appealing…
pkgsrc-2010Q2 out, I think →
I haven’t seen an announcement at all, but I’m inferring that it’s out. I’ll be changing the DragonFly build machines momentarily.