Another week, another linkpile. I’d probably have more links if it wasn’t for Lost Alpha coming out.
Your unrelated link of the week: Dragonfly (the bug) closeups.
Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read.
Episode 037 of BSDNow is coming from the going-on-right-now BSDCan. It’s mostly an interview with Matthew Ahrens.
Sascha Wildner has updated ral(4) with support for RT2700/2800/3090 chipsets. If you have one of these, please try it out – these are untested.
Sepherosa Ziehau has enabled GSI target CPU auto selection, by default, on x86_64. He says to let him know if there’s problems. I’m not sure what form the problems would take, cause I’m not sure what this does.
I missed this last week: BSDNow episode 36 is out with an interview of David Chisnall of FreeBSD, plus a RAID tutorial, and other stuff as always.
Matthew Dillon brought in Adrian Chadd’s sleep state changes for the ath(4) driver from FreeBSD to DragonFly; you may see reduced power usage if you have the appropriate hardware.
libpcap has been updated in DragonFly by Matthew Dillon, and file has been updated by Peter Avalos.
I’ve linked to Wizzywig (free complete book PDF at that link before, as a sort of early semi-fictional history of personal computing. I met the author at TCAF this weekend; his Brain Rot comics about the start of hip-hop are enjoyable too. There’s about a zillion more books I wanted to buy at TCAF, too…
Your unrelated link of the week: Memorex. As a friend from years ago said, “Eiiiiiiiiighteeeeeees”. (via)
Short week, cause I’m on the road…
I’ve seen Atlassian Confluence, a Java-based wiki program, in a few places. Atlassian apparently offers their software at a discount (free?) to qualified open source projects. I set up Confluence 5.4 on DragonFly as a test run, and it generally worked. That’s great! I tried to set up version 5.5, and it will not start.
May 08, 2014 7:24:41 PM org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase startInternal
SEVERE: A child container failed during start
java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.InternalError: platform not recognized
This is annoying. DragonFly (or any BSD) is not supported by Atlassian for Confluence, so it’s not a surprise… but I was so close! Their product has a very nice interface and I was planning to replace Mediawiki at my workplace with it, for some internal documentation. This FreeBSD bug report is the closest fix I can find, but it’s old enough it shouldn’t matter now.
It’s Day Against DRM, and O’Reilly and No Starch Press are having significant sales on – of course – DRM-free ebooks. That represents a good slice of the BSD-centric books out there.
NYCBUG has a presentation from John Baldwin, happening on the 7th (tomorrow!), all about Bhyve, the BSD hypervisor.
Wojciech Puchar noted with some surprise that DragonFly uses less CPU than expected for high-packet-rate traffic. This has been going on for a while, and apparently Sepherosa Ziehau has even more improvements planned.
Busy week, but lots to read.
Your unrelated link of the week: Doc Brown on My Proper Tea. Language warning.
Updated late this week because of circumstances.
The reaction I have heard a number of times from new DragonFly users: hey, this runs really fast, even when I try to load it down!
ATM support is gone in DragonFly, and frankly, I’m surprised it was still there.
BSDTalk 240 is 35 minutes with George Neville-Neil talking about NTP and the precision time protocol.