Will Backman has put up a new, 6 minute BSDTalk episode, where he asks for suggestions on live streaming while visiting NYCBSDCon and also for ideas for his new hardware.
I did not realize this is possible: you can rename your network interfaces.Â This example uses FreeBSD, but it translates to DragonFly.Â Â (via)
Also, Giorgos Keramidas has written up his experience getting his FreeBSD system moved from one laptop to another – useful steps to know, plus on DragonFly you could use cpdup to copy wholesale. (via)
Sepherosa Ziehau has added the ids for the JMicron JMC250 and JMC260, both PCIe Ethernet chipsets.Â Strangely, the lower model number is gigabit, while the higher number is 100Mbit, if I read my searching correctly.
DragonFly 2.0.1 is going to be rolled this Wednesday, so if there’s anything you need in there, speak up.
Software Freedom Day is September 20th.Â It’s a “worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software” – check to see if there’s an event happening in your city.Â (via)
Apparently, there’s some changes happening to DRI (the project, not just what’s in DragonFly). This may make it better or worse for any platform that isn’t Linux to keep up with the new code.Â Check the comments on that story for a variety of opinions.
(Linked by Hasso Tepper on #dragonflybsd on EFNet)
I’ve seen plenty of graphs, but this one describing BitTorrent performance on a FreeBSD cluster is surpisingly pretty, perhaps because of the scale.
(Spotted by sjg on #dragonflybsd on EFNet.)
Undeadly has an brief, interesting article up, written by Mitja MuÅ¾eniÄ, describing the OpenBSD releasing process.Â Worthwhile reading if you are involved in any sort of release cycle.
This Digest turned 5 a little while ago, and here’s another milestone: this is post 3,001.Â There’s 1,300 comments or so, too.
If you are running bleeding edge DragonFly, and you don’t mind panicing your system, Sepherosa Ziehau has made some changes.Â Specifically, if you see messages on your console about rtfree_remote(), set net.route.remote_free_panic to 1 and post a link to the resulting coredump.
Hasso Tepper has supplied a patch to sysutils/pciutils that lets it compile on DragonFly; this means you can check the state of your devices and see if they are actually powered down.
The Summer of Code samples from all the DragonFly participants are available now on the Google Code-hosted site.Â Visit the Downloads section to get the tarballs.
Matthew Dillon made some changes to the scheduler; his commit message has some interesting details.
The 2008Q2 packages collection on pkgbox.dragonflybsd.org has been rebuilt and updated by me; any new binary packages should appear at a mirror soon.
Hasso Tepper has another power patch; this one to turn off PCI devices when the corresponding module is unloaded.Â This can make laptops cooler by turning off the sound or network, for instance.Â It has been commited, though you need to tweak a sysctl to enable it.
The NYCBSDCon 2008 schedule is up.Â Will Backman, of BSDTalk, will be there, and there will be BSD Certfication exams.Â Among other presentations, a certain Matthew Dillon will be talking about Hammer.Â (via Dru Lavigne)
Thomas Klausner is removing qt1 and qt2 from pkgsrc.Â If you’re using one of the few applications that still require them, tell him before the 14th.
This sentence caught my eye from a recent commit by Sepherosa Ziehau: “it accidentally doubles the current lo0 performance“
Peter Avalos has updated OpenSSL to version 0.9.8h, which fixes “two moderate security flaws“.Â The original diffs came from Andras Voroskoi.
Hasso Tepper has committed Dashu Huang’s “RFC3542 support” Summer of Code project.