Hasso Tepper has produced an interesting patch that allows for notification on network link state changes.
With Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s recent 1:1 threading work, a recent conversation exposed future plans to experiment with M:NCPU support in DragonFly.Â (That’s M kernel threads supporting N userland threads, where N == number of CPUs.)
Matthew Dillon has written up the initial documentation for the SYSLINK protocol.Â (Also available as a PDF, thanks to Sascha Wildner.)Â SYSLINK is the inter-system communication method for DragonFly clusters.
If you read carefully, you may notice that the proposed clustering file system for DragonFly is named in the document as “ANVIL”.
Nerdcore rap, specifically about kill -9.Â (Warning: Youtube video; contains strong language.)
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert 1:1 threading work is ready for use!Â There’s still some rough bits to finish, but he reports successful use of Firefox with the new library.
You may need to copy in a new
/etc/localtime file to account for daylight savings time changes in the U.S. and Canada, especially if you have an older system; Matthew Dillon explains.
April 8th is a month away, and it’s the deadline if you want to register for pkgsrcCon 2007, happening in Barcelona, Spain from April 27th to the 29th.Â The deadline for presentations is April 1st.Â (no fooling!)
As part of a larger discussion about logging IRC channels, Dmitri Nikulin wrote an interesting pasage on security and encryption, and how governments tend to work around rather than break encryption.
On UnixReview.com this week, Shell Corner has “Epoch to UTC Time Conversion“, a script that may be very useful to U.S. and Canadian residents this upcoming weekend, a (digital) book review of “Cisco Firewall Technologies“, and a hardware review of the “Adderlink IP”, which works as a VNC station for attaching to a KVM.
YONETANI Tomokazu has managed to get DragonFly partially booting on an Intel Mac.
www.dragonflybsd.org and leaf.dragonflybsd.org are getting upgraded to 1.8; this may mean some intermittent downtime over the next week.