Joerg Sonneberger wants everyone to try out pkgsrc if possible; apparently large projects like KDE and Gnome are building, mostly.
UnixReview.com this week has two book reviews: Network Administrators Survival Guide and High Order Perl (I saw the book author, Mark Jason Dominus, at a conference a while back, come to think of it), an article about IPC called “Networking’s Easier than Programmers Realize“, and an article about forensic CDs, which is a cooler way to say “rescue CD”.
Let’s say you want to debug a crash, but it was caused by a separate kernel module? Hiten Pandya has a way to use asf(8) to get at the module-specific data.
Questions about multiprocessor machines and routing ability led to this post from Matthew Dillon, who described the bottlenecks (and how they will be eliminated).
Just to follow up on earlier threads: the first part of the multiprocessor-safe network interrupt code has gone in.
Do you use wireless? Specifically, the iwi, ipw, wi, or ndis drivers? Do you need WPA encryption? You need Andrew Atrens’ large patch.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert plans to commit this patch before the next release if he can get at least one person using one of each of the drivers listed above to test. That means before December 15th, so time’s a-wasting! Andrew Atrens has already been using this patch in production.
BSDCan 2006 is looking for proposals for (technical) papers, for presentation at their next event in May, 2006.
Matthew Dillon’s posted his first patch that can make network interrupts multiprocessor-safe. If you don’t want to run bleeding-edge code, it’s worth reading for the explanation.
‘walt’ wrote up a rather nice description about how debugging works, or at least how it can work.
UnixReview.com has several new articles: “Making a Dashboard Widget for Systems Administration Purposes” (for you Mac/BSD users), “Common Network Protocols“, focusing on Perl, and “John & Ed’s Scripting Screwups“.
Matthew Dillon posted his plans for the next release, which revolve around multiprocessor capability and the inclusion of pkgsrc. He also noted some of what he plans for immediately after the 1.4 release.
Joerg Sonnenberger posted a warning for those running DragonFly 1.2 systems that plan to move to 1.4: the RC system is changing slightly, removing a keyword issue.