Month: September 2004

VFS patch, API history


Matthew Dillon has posted his 5th VFS patch; included is some backstory on just how the old and new APIs work.

Update: and it begins. This is going to be unique to DragonFly, probably.

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Scary VFS work, stable update


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.

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Failing on authpf?


If your buildworld chokes on a nonexistent authpf group, read this note from Matthew Dillon.

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Patch pauses ports


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.

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Similar patch(1), different license


Joerg Sonnenberger has switched the DragonFly version of patch(1) from the GNU version to the BSD-licensed version.

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Temporarily tricky


Matthew Dillon warned that the namecache work (stage 6 is committed) may destabilize the system somewhat while it is in flux; crashes may happen, though data should be generally safe. Use the DragonFly_Stable tag in your supfile if this is a problem and you’d like to upgrade…

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Timer, explained


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.

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NVIDIA video driver change


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.

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Namespace start


Matthew Dillon’s started work on the new namespace/lookup API – he lists this as “step 5/99”.

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What’s in dragonflybsd.org?


Matthew Dillon gave an interesting description of the machines powering the various parts of dragonflybsd.org.

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Users@ released


The new users@ list was not forwarding to mail correctly; it was showing up via news and the archive correctly, but not necessarily in anyone’s inbox. It’s been let loose.

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Warning about WARNS


Joerg Sonnenberger posted a note that code added to the project should meet a certain level of WARNS cleanness.

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