All these links came together at once, after I cleaned up a lot of browser tabs.
A good chunk of this is overflow from last week.
Hey, there’s a new garbage!
There’s a bug with shared libraries in pkg(), which may bite you when upgrading. It’s present in version 1.10.1 at least, so you may want to wait for this fix to be applied before your next upgrade.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but lots of news topics including a note about how easy it is to mitigate WannaCry problems using BSD technologies. Also of potential interest, it links to an in-depth look at how traffic shaping in pfSense was able to significantly improve a home internet connection, from someone whose job is to think about that sort of thing.
If your DragonFly system’s Intel network device doesn’t seem to pick up on DHCP, try turning on polling. This may already be a nonissue, but it doesn’t hurt to mention it.
The weather’s nice, so the links are light. Well, they were, then I got some reading done, and now we have a good-size list.
Your unrelated link of the week: Roads & Kingdoms Breakfast. Food and a story every weekday.
There’s been enough this week I’ve already started next week’s BSD entry.
Imre Vadasz added support for ADMA2 transfers in DragonFly. It doesn’t lead to a huge performance boost – yet. It can be turned on and off, but requires Intel chipsets.
This week’s BSDNow covers different topics, with a specific link about a centrally managed Bhyve – a new feature to me. No interview this week, but don’t let that stop you from the full range of discussion.
Mobile Skylake CPUs appear to have issues with power management and direct video rendering. There’s potential fixes on the horizon, but until then, be aware if you have that specific hardware and software mix.
Summer of Code project spotted via random search: “port Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) Driver for i915, from the Linux kernel to Haiku with the help of DragonflyBSD’s Linux Compatibility layer…” Seen here, via this.
Reader suggestions always make me happy.
A good topic range this week.
This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but it hops through a banquet of different operating system activities – wireless, routing, changing systems, etc. You will surely find something to pique your interest.
A tip that might be useful for some readers: Mohammad BadieZadegan posted that he had a poor network connection, and so was having a hard time installing packages. If that bites you too, there are some pkg.conf options – starting with FETCH_TIMEOUT and FETCH_RETRY – that may help.
I noted commits about this before, but here’s the instructions: how to use DragonFly on a Macbook Pro with dual GPUs.
There’s an update for Radeon DRM that matches it up (mostly) to what’s in Linux kernel 4.7.10. If it gives you problems, there’s some workarounds. Remember, this is in DragonFly-current, so anyone running 4.8 is unaffected.
Accidental topic this week: text interfaces!
Your unrelated video of the week: DOUBLE KING. (via multiple places)