This happened a while ago, and I’m just catching up to it: the virtio_scsi(4) driver has been added to DragonFly; ported from FreeBSD and worked on by a number of people. ‘man virtio‘ if you want background.
This week’s BSDNow talks about the recent BSD convention in Cambridge (which I somehow did not know about until afterwards), plus lots of other talk, and a link to this entertaining terminal emulator.
Questions are this week’s accidental theme.
If you are running DragonFly on a Ryzen CPU, this commit will fix (work around?) a hardware bug. I have not looked at how other operating systems may be addressing it, but it may be interesting to contrast.
You all have seen the hier(archy) man page, correct? BSDNow 206 gets into things like the new Lumina and Plasma desktops.
Matthew Dillon has committed two bugfixes both to DragonFly-current and DragonFly 4.8. I don’t know the exact circumstances under which it would affect someone, but the commits are there to evaluate.
I should have linked this yesterday: a description of kcollect and its uses from Matthew Dillon, complete with example graph of a very busy machine.
There’s a new facility in DragonFly: kcollect(8). It holds automatically-collected kernel data for about the last day, and can output to gnuplot. Note the automatic collection part; your system will always be able to tell you about weirdness – assuming that weirdness extends to one of the features kcollect tracks. Here’s some of the commits.
You may be able to detect a subtle bias based on my early design education, this week.
The DragonFly Go builder needs a new maintainer, and an update to a newer builder. Are there any people out there interested in Go who want to do the work? I do not have time.
No interview, but the latest BSDNow has talk about the newest FreeBSD release and the inevitable more.
If you don’t get the title reference, here’s a video clip.
DragonFly 4.8 has been updated to 4.8.1, bringing in a lot of small fixes. Improved Intel video support and the virtio_scsi driver will be of most interest, I think. The 4.8.1 tag commit has all the details. You can update the normal way, and if you need an install image, I’ve uploaded them and they should appear at your local mirror.
Matthew Dillon’s found a solution to the problem of hardlinks in HAMMER2, and so moved on to dirents. The design document has a significant update to match.
Apparently this is the week where I comment about my links.
Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: I find this … Inspirational? Hilarious?
I’ve been on the road, so this is a bit light.