Intel networking updates →
Sepherosa Ziehau has been committing a bunch of changes for em/emx(4) and bce(4). You may have hardware that has suddenly become supported, for instance. Also, credit is due to David…
Xen ports, and support for it →
Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado really wants a port of DragonFly to Xen. He can’t do it himself, but he did a nice job of writing up the problem, and even found resources to help any developer…
Lazy Reading for 2011/06/26 →
Somehow, I ended up with the most concise link listing I’ve ever done, even though I have a pretty good batch here. Go figure. Who doesn’t like the taste of BSD? Mmm, delicious. “redundant…
A change for committers, a change for pkgsrc →
Two completely separate and unrelated changes: First, Alex Hornung has added a check to look for certain lines in a commit message, and add a MFC reminder note to the commit message if they are…
Instructions for iwi(4) →
Do you have a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 2225BG, or 2915ABG wireless card? The driver is iwi(4). It requires a kernel module and some downloadable firmware, which makes it slightly more…
Donation credit where it’s due →
Jeremy Chadwick donated an SSD to DragonFly developer ‘josepht’. Thanks, Jeremy! Normally I’d take this moment to point out the other donations that could be useful for DragonFly developers… but…
Two SSD things →
Here’s two items I meant to post and for some reason did not: Sven Gaerner posted a short description of how he migrated his DragonFly system from a hard disk to a SSD. This may be useful for…
DragonFly in Turin in September →
Ferruccio Zamuner will be doing a talk about DragonFly at the Italian Perl Workshop in Turin, in September. It’s a free event. He’s working on slides, and is looking for feedback on them (I…
Lazy Reading for 2011/05/15 →
This week: lots more reading! Michael Lucas describes an extra layer of protection for when you can’t force public key usage on every SSH user. Cool, but obscure Unix tools (via) The…
Finding free memory →
If you’ve used ‘free’ on Linux to find available memory, Steve O’Hara-Smith has described the way to do the same thing on DragonFly.
Intel vs. AMD: a speed shootout →
Matthew Dillon did some tests building both with an Intel i7 2600K and AMD PhenomIIx6 1090T CPU, and posted the results. He follows up with a note that the lower electricity cost of the Intel i7
More on Hammer design →
I mentioned it before, but Matthew Dillon’s updated his Hammer document, and posted about it. Read on, especially if you like extremely complex plans.
SSDs and how to portion them →
There’s been some discussion on buying a SSD and how to match it with a hard disk, and/or swapcache. Follow the thread for more details.
ipf goes away →
ipfilter has now been removed from DragonFly, by Sascha Wildner. We now have “only” ipfw2 and pf for software firewalls.
GSoC: kernel file descriptor event subsystem →
And here’s one last writeup/introduction for Google Summer of Code projects on DragonFly: kevent part 2. (Apparently school exams prevented this from being written sooner.)
OSBR: Technology Entrepreneurship →
The May 2011 issue of the Open Source Business Resource is “Technology Entrepreneurship“. You’ll want to read this because it’s all people who are their own boss, using software they can modify…
Hammer and the future →
Matthew Dillon’s been thinking about Hammer, and how to implement clustering well enough to work as a sort of RAID replacement. He’s written up a document describing his plans. Some highlights: writable history snapshots
gcc, textinfo, and diffutils updates →
John Marino’s gone on a tear and updated GCC to version 4.4.6, diffutils from 2.87 to 3.0, and texinfo from 4.8 to 4.13. Each commit message that I linked to has plenty of notes on what’s…
Links to learn UNIX →
Chatoor Kalki posted about his desire to learn about this whole UNIX/BSD/DragonFly thing, and there were several followups that may be useful to anyone interested in some reading.
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…