In Other BSDs for 2018/05/26

I have the normal list of links, but here’s a feature.  At first glance, this looks like Netgate, the commercial entity behind pfsense, is not using FreeBSD for their new product.  Here’s where that’s mentioned.  However, Jim Thompson of Netgate steps up and give a full-on explanation, and points out there’s already code out there to do this – it needs contributors.

Lazy Reading for 2018/05/20

A little more on building and less on rights this week.

In Other BSDs for 2018/05/19

Note the eleventy-jillion hackathon reports.

Your thinkpiece for the week: The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up.  There’s a BSD analogy possible there.

Lazy Reading for 2018/05/13

I’ve got some real esoteric sources this week.

Your rights-oriented hardware project of the week: NeTV2, a Bunnie Huang project.  A neat device worth funding on its own, and worth having to show what capabilities are being denied us by law.

In Other BSDs for 2018/05/12

This came together very nicely.

CVE-2018-8897 fix in, more Spectre fixes for DragonFly

A recent and new CPU bug, CVE-2018-8897, is fixed in DragonFly.  THis applies to both Intel and AMD processors.  I’m happy to see that the CERT page lists equal notification timing for a whole lot of operating systems, rather than the few that heard about Spectre/Meltdown early.

Following that topic, Matthew Dillon has “fleshed out” Spectre mitigations, and his commit message details the current state.  The sysctl ‘machdep.spectre_mitigation’ will tell you what’s set at any given point.

Update: update.

Lazy Reading for 2018/05/06

A theme of rebellion this week.