Matthew Dillon has posted his 5th VFS patch; included is some backstory on just how the old and new APIs work.
Month: September 2004
Matthew Dillon wrote that the DragonFly_Stable tag is being moved up to the current code, as his potentially destabilizing VFS work is going to be going into the tree, starting tomorrow.
The moral: if you have production or near-production machines, stick with the stable tag, for now.
If your buildworld chokes on a nonexistent authpf group, read this note from Matthew Dillon.
The recent move to non-GNU patch(1) can cause some trouble building ports. Andreas Hauser has a patch to bsd.port.mk that will fix it until the change can be added “upstream” in the FreeBSD ports collection.
Joerg Sonnenberger has switched the DragonFly version of patch(1) from the GNU version to the BSD-licensed version.
Matthew Dillon gave an answer on the kernel@ list to Magnus Eriksson’s timer question; explaining in the process why DragonFly uses a different timer process than FreeBSD.
Emiel Kollof has posted a patch fixing the NVIDIA binary video driver override; this still does not provide Linuxulator support, but it should otherwise work.
Matthew Dillon’s started work on the new namespace/lookup API – he lists this as “step 5/99”.
Matthew Dillon gave an interesting description of the machines powering the various parts of dragonflybsd.org.