Some looks backward to prior links, but in a good way.
I’m hitting all the unixes.
I thought I had done this before, but apparently not: the site is switched to https by default. Tell me if you notice problems from that.
This week’s BSD Now covers the usual mix of articles – I see some Gemini sneaking in! – and mentions something I should have; the revamp of FreshBSD.
HardenedBSD 2021 “State of the Hardened Union”, presented by Shawn Webb, happening at NYCBUG at 6:45 tonight. See the announcement for how to get the invite.
I lost the origin of some of these links this week; too many tabs open. Sorry!
Your unrelated music of the week: The Best Beat Tapes on Bandcamp: March 2021.
Well, I made up for last week’s short list.
Semi-BSD-related: One of my 3 workplaces needs a Software Team Lead. (scroll down) The main product is FreeBSD-based, though this team position does not directly work with it.
This week’s BSD Now is the usual roundup of news; FreeBSD-heavy, including some of the future planning for the project.
If you’re running an em(4)/emx(4) network card on DragonFly, Sepherosa Ziehau’s updated to the 7.7.8 release of the driver from Intel, and added a few more chipsets too.
I’ve mentioned it before but it came up again, so it’s worth repeating: your 5.8 install of DragonFly may need an update of the pkg tool.
No theme this week cause I really did touch all the themes.
BSD Now has the usual roundup of news this week, and leads with an article about FreeBSD and ARM – useful for the BSD content, but also interesting cause it has a nice summary of how ARM designs came to be so important.
Matthew Dillon has implemented per-zone memory management in DragonFly with the kmalloc_obj subsystem, as seen in these recent commits. As usual, the commit messages have detailed explanations – certainly more detailed than mine.
If you have a Broadcom BCM57785/BCM5718 series network card, supported by the bnx(4) driver, there’s some new models supported. There’s some fixes for other models, too.
Mini theme this week: sound.
Solene is publishing faster than I can link!
There’s BSD on Mars now, or that’s what the latest BSD Now tells me.
FreeBSD Office Hours are happening tonight, 18:00 UTC. Go, if you’re online.
Update: rescheduled to sometime in the future.