New patches for TRIM support →
Tim Bisson has posted a new batch of patches putting TRIM support into DragonFly. He has a graph in there too!
Lazy Reading for 08/21/2011 →
Ah, August. The month where everybody goes on vacation. I’ve been gone off and on for the last few weeks, so my link collection has been slower, but I’ve been able to keep up something. Friday was…
More readable assertions →
Assertions, in DragonFly, are places in the code where the programmer lists a condition, and tells the system to panic if the condition doesn’t exist. It’s a good way to guard against weird…
Quotas almost sort of working →
Francois Tigeot took an old Summer of Code proposal, VFS Quotas, and started running with it. He’s made some progress, as he detailed in a recent post to kernel@ (with code!) , but the…
More msk(4) modification →
Sepherosa Ziehau has been making a lot more changes to the msk(4) driver for Marvell Ethernet chipsets. I link to this commit adding support for Yukon Supreme cards, but there’s a great deal of…
LSI driver updates →
Sascha Wildner has committed version 3.981 of the mfi(4) driver, for a variety ofLSI MegaRAID SAS 92XX devices. Read the commit message for details on the model numbers.
Deduplication now eats less RAM →
Well, if you tell it to do so. Matthew Dillon has added a user-settable limit to the amount of memory used during deduplication, so if your Hammer-using system is low on RAM, you can conserve….
More Marvell support →
Sepherosa Ziehau has added support for a wider range of Marvell network interfaces; specifically the chips on board, not just card models. If you’ve got the right chips but they aren’t working…
pkgsrc: now as git →
CVS has traditionally been used to distribute the files in pkgsrc, but there’s been a converted git version for DragonFly for a bit now. It looks like there is now an official version (i.e. for…
More OpenGrok →
We went from feast to famine, and now back to feast. grok.v12.su is back up and running, for your source comparison needs. It complements the one at pkgbox64.dragonflybsd.org – plus it still…
BSDTalk 207: ArabBSD →
BSDTalk 207 is 15 minutes of conversation with Mohammed Farrag about ArabBSD. It’s good to see open source being supported in a part of the world I daresay has been underserved. This is the…
Updating to pkgsrc-2011Q2 →
I put together a post on users@ about updating to pkgsrc-2011Q2. I’ll just repeat it here after the break: The binary builds for pkgsrc-2011Q2 are complete and uploaded to …
More Opengrok →
There’s an OpenGrok install being set up at: http://pkgbox64.dragonflybsd.org/ – right now it just covers DragonFly, but I think there will be more soon.
Pulse-width modulated time-domain multiplexer! →
I really just like that phrase and the action movie feeling of using it, like “Watch out! The pulse-width modulated time-domain multiplexer is targeting us!“ Sorta like a PU-36 space modulator….
More Java on DragonFly →
Francois Tigeot has fixed wip/jdk16 to build on DragonFly. Note that this is in pkgsrc-wip, not ‘normal’ pkgsrc. The secret is to build lang/kaffe to bootstrap it, which requires CCVER=gcc41 to…
Lazy Reading for 2011/07/24 →
Lazy reading is easy when it’s been this hot out. In fact, I may melt before this article gets published. Ecdysis – a NAT64 gateway program. I link to it for two reasons. 1: You will probably…
Practical Packet Analysis: a review →
Background: You may remember some time ago, I posted a review of Michael Lucas’s Network Flow Analysis. He’s written several BSD books and so I figured it was worth reading further, knowing…
Deduplication real world results →
I’ve posted about my own results with Hammer deduplication here before, but Siju George put together results from his workplace using actual files in production. He recovered 138G from a 1T disk, and
clang and pkgsrc bulk builds →
I spied a bulk build of pkgsrc using clang. It’s interesting to see the results… It’s on NetBSD, but it should be possible to try the same thing with CCVER on DragonFly. Any takers?
Summer of Code: midterm passes →
All 6 Google Summer of Code projects for DragonFly have reached the midterm, and passed!