Back to overflow, which sort of makes my life easier.
- BCHS: BSD, C, httpd, SQLite. Linked before, so comments on source links are where to look if you are already familiar with BHCS.
- Possible stack vulnerabilities in BSD-land.
- How to disable cores in OpenBSD?
- Nextcloud via httpd on OpenBSD. (via)
- MP-safe Networking in NetBSD. PDF, from BSDCan. (via)
- BSDCan 2017 Recap from iXSystems.
- Unix in Europe: between innovation, diffusion and heritage. October 19th, Paris, France. (via)
- The Stack Clash, via many places.
- pkgsrcCon 2017, in one week.
- PCIe adapters supporting long distance 10GB fiber? Note that this is for BSD-based, server-based routers. Follow the thread for lots of hardware talk.
- OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers.
Should you need have Ubiquiti devices, and you need to get the Unifi management program running on your DragonFly server, this script will work for you. Some of the filepaths are different, but it’s otherwise complete.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
Thanks to Imre Vadasz, your Haswell, Atom SoCs, Skylake, and Kaby Lake CPUs will now recognize the ig4 device on the associated motherboard. I think it does something with ACPI? I have always been hazy on smbus device functions.
The weather’s nice but the links aren’t stopping!
Your unrelated comics link of the week: Mister Hayden Comics.
BSDNow 198 is now available, almost all about the just-finished BSDCan.
Matthew Dillon noted some OpenVPN problems, requiring him to disable compression. I don’t think this is a DragonFly problem, or even necessarily a BSD problem, but it’s worth mentioning in case you run it.
All over the map today.
Unrelated link of the week: I Love Butter Tarts. If you’ve never encountered a butter tart, you should. Found via the Midland Butter Tart Festival, which I am disappointed to have missed.
Radeon hardware support in DragonFly has been moved up to match what’s in the Linux 4.7.10 kernel. If you have a R9 290 GPU, there’s some tweaks you may need.
(n.b. may be unnecessary now from later commits; I don’t have the hardware to check.)
Slightly earlier than normal because of the magic of prerecording, BSDNow 197 is up and has an interview with Michael W. Lucas about his books. (I’m hoping for interviews from BSDCan next week.)
Apparently there’s a missing dhclient feature in DragonFly needed to run on OpenStack. Matthew Dillon’s made a change to get it to work – though I can’t find the exact commit.
For some reason I am completely unfamiliar with this standard, but UHS-1 support for Secure Digital cards has been ported to DragonFly by Imre Vadasz, for a limited range of models. UHS stands for “Ultra High Speed”, so perhaps it’s clear what that standard does for you.
A lot of this was picked up during the previous long U.S. holiday weekend.
Even more overflow, pushing my pre-published posts forward.
As BSDNow closes in on their double-century episode, this week does not have an interview but does dive into a number of topics.
Version 1.13.1 of nginx now natively uses CPU affinity on DragonFly. This matches well with SO_REUSEPORT support; I suspect DragonFly is a fantastic place to run nginx at this point.
…And before you say, “It would be great if someone would put together benchmarks”, think instead, “I’m someone, and I could do it.”
Andrew MacIntyre manually installed DragonFly onto a UEFI system, and conveniently he posted his notes. It includes a GRUB menu entry, which will come in handy for someone
Tomorrow night, KnoxBUG’s monthly meeting has Sam Fourman of iXSystems talking about FreeNAS. Show up if you’re near!