Matthew Dillon has posted his 5th VFS patch; included is some backstory on just how the old and new APIs work.
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.
Joerg Sonnenberger posted a note that code added to the project should meet a certain level of WARNS cleanness.
Matthew Dillon cooked a dragonflybsd.org computer recently. It was a backup machine, so no public data was lost.
Joerg Sonnenberger has added a new timer method, for those who are seeing the “high-speed clock” problem:
“Add a new option “TIMER_USE_1″, which allows switching the primary heartbeat from i8254 timer 2 to timer 1. This also reactivates the console beep if TIMER_USE_1 is active.”
It’s “OPTIONS TIMER_USE_1” in your kernel config, if you want to build a kernel that uses this.
Eirik Nygaard has added KTR, for logging kernel events, to aid debugging.
This LinuxInsider article about alternative operating systems namechecks DragonFly, though it doesn’t do much more.
Matthew Dillon has committed BSD-licensed versions of
dc, ported from OpenBSD by Sascha Wildner.