Full buildworlds again, as there's more commits that make it necessary. If you're running 2.7, you should probably just plan on using buildworld, and not quickworld for rebuilding.
System data structures have changed again, so make sure your next rebuild is a full buildworld/buildkernel if you're running 2.7. There's been a lot of changes to pull more and more out from under the Giant Lock.
The BSD Show!, the show I didn't know was there, already has more 20 minutes more of content; an interview with Adam Hamsik about NetBSD. They're looking for more guests, too...
happened to notice that recent libkinfo changes broke sysutils/estd. It's fixed by rebuilding the program, though this may affect a few other packages. This only affects people running bleeding-edge DragonFly 2.7.
All three of the Google Summer of Code Projects for DragonFly are complete and passed! The code for each will show up at the Google-hosted project page in the next week or so. The original proposals for Alex Hornung's device mapper/LVM, Samuel Greear's kevent/select/pool work, and David Shao's GEM/KMS porting are still there on the Google project page for DragonFly.
Sascha Wildner has brought in arcmsr(4), an Areca RAID controller driver. Please try it if you have the right hardware.
There's a podcast titled "The BSD Show!", which I didn't know. What's more, it has 15 minutes of Warner Losh speaking about FreeNAS. That's the 4th broadcast so far. (via) (added it to the links, too)
Thanks to the efforts of Venkatesh Srinivas, tmpfs file systems on DragonFly can now withstand fsstress testing. Thanks, Venkatesh! (One of the benefits of posting about people's work is that the names are fun to type.)
Jim Brown asked about using the DragonFly logo, and as part of his request described (slightly) the BSD Professional certification exam, and how they are testing.
- If you are running DragonFly 2.7, Matthew Dillon has made some kernel changes, so updating your 2.7 machine will require a full buildworld cycle, not quickworld.
- The binary packages for 2.6 and 2.7 have been updated to pkgsrc-2010Q2. This means that pkg_radd will automatically pull down newer packages, and you should make sure your /usr/pkgsrc is using the pkgsrc-2010Q2 release if you want to be sure there's no version mismatches.
Anyone want to implement TCP-MD5? (RFC2385, among others.) David BÉRARD would find it useful.
Sevan Janiyan sent along news of a London *BSD meetup happening on August 26th, at The Cleveland Arms in Bayswater, starting at 7 PM. Of course, you already knew because you watch the BSDEvents feed, don't you? Well, you should.
Nikolai Lifanov has created a DragonFly hosting service. It's vkernel-based, with a variety of options in disk and RAM. It's at http://dflyhost.net/. (added to the links here, too)
Link dumps just so I can get caught up.
- Michael Lucas was interviewed about his new Network Flow Analysis (previously reviewed) book, in two parts. Also, he's speaking at NYCBSDCon, this November 12th-14th.
- Dru Lavigne gave a talk on "Getting Started in an Open Source Community". (via) In other video news, MeetBSD 2010 videos are available now.
- Random Google searches turned up a DragonFly installation video on Via hardware.
- Back to convention items: Kirk Russell has a short BSDCan recap. (via)
- Also, cluster ssh.
- Stathis Kamperis updated DragonFly's One True Awk. (Huh. Brian Kernighan's not at Bell Labs anymore.)
Matthew Dillon posted a summary of recent bugfixes in HAMMER and kqueue, which means if you are running a version of bleeding edge DragonFly build in the last few weeks, you should update. He also mentions a "significant improvement in performance" in disk encryption. How significant? Over three times as fast.
BSDTalk has a 19 minute interview with Mike Larkin talking about ACPI and OpenBSD.
Samuel J. Greear has been posting news while I was off somewhere in Lake Huron. I didn't fix it to show proper credits, for which I apologize. He's done a wonderful job, however, and his name is now shown correctly on his posts. I now get to actually read the past week's Digest for recent news, for the first time ever.
Matthew Dillon sent an email to the kernel list detailing the performance improvements that he and Alex Hornung have recently made to dm_crypt and opencrypto. The disk encryption work does still come with a warning, however.
Matthew Dillon reports that DragonFly now has a catastrophic recovery tool for HAMMER filesystems, with pertinent details.