Try newest ACPI, see what changes →
If you’re running DragonFly 2.9, now is a good time to update and try various ACPI-related things, like power button shutdowns and battery monitoring. Sepherosa Ziehau has been updating…
Supported hardware list appears →
There’s a new Supported Hardware page on dragonflybsd.org. I think the idea is not to be comprehensive, since that’s a nigh-impossible task. Instead, it’s to note the combinations of hardware that…
How much swapcache can help (with graphs) →
I love graphs. Jan Lentfer made some! Both of these show recent speed improvements in DragonFly – especially some spectacular results from swapcache(8) and the recent NCQ tagging improvements….
DESTDIR details →
I mentioned this before, but there’s now an official announcement that pkgsrc is (now, after the 2011Q1 release) going to DESTDIR support and what that means.
Lazy Reading for 2011/04/13 →
Get out your wallet! I encourage purchasing here. You should buy a SSD. Not necessarily news to you, but that article does a good job of summarizing why. On the other hand, SSD prices are…
One extra thing: OpenSSH →
Peter Avalos squeezed in one more thing before the DragonFly2.10 branch: an update of OpenSSH to version 5.8-p1. This is mostly a security fix upgrade to 5.7 – see the OpenSSH release notes…
Next release April 23rd →
Branch tomorrow, release in 2 weeks. There’s a ton of new features for 2.10, so this will be a fun release. I’m trying to get pkgsrc-2011Q1 packages built for 2.10 ahead of time, too.
Our newest committer: John Marino →
Welcome John Marino, who has been working on some rather difficult updates for gcc and other toolchain items.
Swapcache updates, long-term status →
Matthew Dillon made some changes to swapcache(8). Swapcache is now able to cache a lot more data, and the result is that general disk performance for _all_ disks is accelerated by an included…
BSD Magazine for April out →
The April issue of BSD Magazine is out! It’s a very full issue, including another news roundup by yours truly.
Double buffering in Hammer usually useful →
Enabling the vfs.hammer.double_buffer=1 sysctl will greatly improve Hammer performance when you’ve exceeded your memory cache (at a possible slight penalty when you have not) and also speed…
Pkgsrc packages possibly pruned →
There’s a number of pkgsrc packages that have a combination of security vulnerabilites and lack of updates for more than a year which is placing them on the chopping block. (Follow the discussion…