Update to em(4)

Sepherosa Ziehau’s got a patch that updates the em(4) driver (that’s a network chipset, if it’s unfamiliar) to the latest version from Intel’s website. Give it a try if you’ve got the hardware.  It’ll be in the tree in two weeks.

How to trace

Producing a trace from kdgb can be difficult, especially if the crash involved kernel modules whose symbols are not necessarily visible.  Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has directions on how to resolve this.

Old image cleanup

As a side effect of the new release, the various ISO images located on dragonflybsd.org and mirrors have been cleaned up to reflect only actual releases; there were some out-of-date intermediate versions in there.  Daily snapshots are still available.

1.6 is out

DragonFly 1.6 is released, (see announcement) with highlights including:

  • even better pkgsrc integration, with over 93% of pkgsrc‘s 6,000+ packages building on DragonFly
  • significant 802.11 improvements including ath(4) support
  • clustering progress
  • and many other changes.
  • See the diary or the release page for exhaustive update detail.

ISO images and/or source updates are available from a number of mirrors, though I suggest the torrent.