The question of using vkernels(7) in a manner similar to jails pops up time and again, and the answer is, unsurprisingly, “it depends“. It looks like when you want to isolate greedy programs, vkernels are the way to go.
I went to a more simple format for the page. New year, new layout, and so on. How is the load time for people?
BSDNow 174 this week presents a recap of the 2016 year, including chunks of interviews you may have missed.
Here’s your reminder: SemiBUG meets tomorrow, for any BSD users in the Detroit / Michigan area.
If you are moving to the newest 1.8 version of Go, the language, you need to be on at least the last release of DragonFly 4.4, or 4.6. You’ve probably upgraded by now anyway, or at least I hope you have.
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker. He’ll be talking about documentation. Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
Reminder: Isaac (.ike) Levy’s “Infrastructure in a Post-Cloud Era” presentation is tonight, at NYCBUG’s November meeting. Go, see.
Tomohiro Kusumi is thinking about porting it. Follow the whole thread for details.
I may have mentioned this in part before, but Matthew Dillon has a brief script to reload pf when an interface IP changes. I’m linking it here in case it’s useful in the future.
This makes sense once you think about it: copy-on-write filesystems (like Hammer2 and ZFS and probably others) actually do nothing when “zeroing” out filespace.
There’s been multiple reports of pulseaudio causing problems for DragonFly users. It would get pulled in as a dependency, and audio would suddenly stop working. Uninstall, and audio is fine. John Marino has removed it from dports, to prevent that exact problem.
It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.