Apparently the recently committed support for Areca RAID cards came with some help directly from Areca, facilitated by Venkatesh Srinivas. Perhaps next time you’re searching for a RAID card, consider Areca in light of the effort they are willing to contribute for an open-source project…
A smaller set of links, but still the same volume of reading material.
- Samuel Greear linked to this lengthy writeup on how to have both the consistency of ACID and the scaling of NoSQL. Astute observers may notice the similarities between the plan described and the way HAMMER works.
- Joerg Sonnenberger pointed out to me, after my works on The BSD Show! that MOSIX is an open source single-system-image implementation, though it appears to be designed for specialized high-speed networks rather than the more general case of DragonFly.
- This seems bizarre. (via)
I’m on the latest BSD Show! podcast. I haven’t listened to it yet – hope I came through OK.
The September issue of BSD Magazine is about BSD and Linux. It’s a free download!
A familiar procedure in any open source project: irritation causes improvement. In this case, the Forth-based boot loader irritated Matthew Dillon into writing a new replacement C-based one. (See the commit too, and it may slightly affect the upgrade process for 2.7 users.)
The September issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, with the theme of “Keystone companies”. “Platform base development” may be a clearer if less exact phrase.
As I found out directly, upgrading from pkgsrc version 2010Q1 to 2010Q2 has a minor quirk: binary packages for 2010Q2 will refuse to install with an older version of pkg_install. Rebuild pkgtools/pkg_install to the 2010Q2 version and the problem will go away.