Remember how DragonFly now has autofs? That obsoletes amd, amq, and so on, in the am-utils suite. Now, am-utils has been removed. This may affect nobody, as am-utils wasn’t working well.
Did you know there’s a rescue image, created with crunchgen, in DragonFly? If your system can boot to single-user mode, you can use it to at least manipulate data on disk – it includes mined as a simple small editor. (Since vi assumes /usr is mountable.) This rescue image now includes undo, so you can back out changes on a Hammer volume.
Covering all the bases – history, UNIX, D&D, editors. No tea links, so I guess I’m not scoring 100%.
- “Are there any good SSH clients for Windows?“
- Fermenting in server room. A bad idea. (via)
- The tyranny of the Hollerith punched card. (via)
- Fifty shades of open. (via)
- The many different (incompatible) types of “mbox”. (via)
- D&D, resurgent, plus a comic. (via I forgot, sorry)
- Every one unique. Book covers created programmatically. (via)
- My open-source, do-it-yourself cellphone. (via)
- Decentralised Web Summit, plus notes from an attendee. (via)
- Vim Tmux Navigator. (via)
- Elite for Emacs. Equal time, plus geez. (via)
- Consolite, a Tiny Game Console on an FPGA. (via)
- The evolution of C programming practices: a study of Unix 1973–2015. (via)
- Shenzhen. Exploration of cheap hardware and where it comes from.
- Man page.
- Cracking Broderbund’s Gumball for the Apple II. Scroll to near the end to hear about a 30+ year old easter egg that probably has never seen the light of day before. (via)
Your unrelated link of the week: Exploring Abandoned Mines. (via)
I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.
- Show HN: TensorFlow on FreeBSD. (via)
- Configuring PF and Fail2ban on FreeBSD. (via)
- 20 years of NetBSD code bloat. (via)
- OPNsense 16.1.16 released.
- ktrace adventures: browser ktrace browsing and accidentally nonblocking.
- Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Also here, via. That first link is a bit clickbaity, and I’ve seen it repeated that way.
- BSDNews for 2016/05/31 and for 2016/06/06.
- pkgsrc 50th release interviews: Joerg Sonnenberger, Sevan Janiyan, Jonathan Perkin, and Ryo ONODERA. (via multiple)
- NetBSD: A new beginning? (via)
- 14.000+ regularly updated pkgsrc binary packages for OS X. (via)
- BSD and the Thinkpad X220.
- My life with FreeBSD on a Thinkpad X220. I love my work x220, but I’ve said it before.
- pc bsd can’t detect my wifi card.
- Why I run OpenBSD. (via)
- Dru Lavigne, interviewed for BSD Magazine.
- select works poorly.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (Version canadienne)
Friday’s garbage podcast is up, this one being number 29. It’s a one-man show this week, but you get to hear about joshua’s experience booting OpenBSD on an HP Chromebook 13.
The South East Linux Fest is starting tomorrow, and there will be a BSD presence (booth and talks) there – PC-BSD. Stop by if you are the Charlotte, NC area.
(I’d normally save this for In Other BSDs but the event would be half-done by then.)
BSDNow 145 has, along with a number of BSD links, an interview with Benno Rice. Rice works at Isilon/EMC which uses FreeBSD as their underlying storage platform.
Matthew Dillon has been testing on more NVMe hardware, or at least what is supposed to be NVMe hardware, and he has a writeup of the results that may be useful for anyone planning a shopping trip soon.
Remember Sepherosa Ziehau’s nginx tests on DragonFly? He’s using the same configuration to test performance of the accept(2) and close(2) calls. The result? Over 8000 concurrent connections, for 580,000 connections per second. That’s on one DragonFly machine.
Matthew Dillon has written a new, from scratch, driver for NMVe in DragonFly. If you haven’t encountered it yet, that’s SSD access over PCIe, which gives better throughput than ATA. He’s posted a summary of his work, and it’s possible to load it now as a module. It supports MSI-X, and there’s test results from using dd on supported NVMe hardware.
I managed to not post about BSDNow (144: The PF Life) or garbage (running with scissors for a while) last week, so I’m posting them now. That’s about 2 hours of BSD-ish conversation for you to listen to before this week’s episodes roll out.
This week is Esoterica week, for Lazy Reading.
- secho: “a hypothetical FSF-style implementation of
echo“. Spot-on. (via)
- IPv6 excuses. (also via)
- Have any of you switched to Bash on Windows? It worries me in a subtle way that bash is the only necessary part of UNIX-like systems for some people.
- The Bargain That Revived Bell Labs. The Eero Saarinen-designed building where Unix was invented, I think. I like what’s being done with it. (via)
- WTF IS OPERATIONS? #SERVERLESS. Also part two. Points out that moving operational items to cloud services doesn’t get rid of operational functions. (via)
- The History of Mac Gaming. (via)
- Common Lisp: The Untold Story. (via)
- Harvey OS – A Fresh Take on Plan 9. (via)
Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.
- FreeBSD gets zfsd.
- Announcing NetBSD 7.0.1. (via)
- pfSense now boots on a new ARM board, the “uFW“. I assume it will be for sale soon. (via)
OpenBSD/armv7 now has a bootloader.Repeat link. (via)
- Bhyve now with graphics support. (via)
- Ask HN: Do you use FreeBSD as web server? Why or why not?
- BSDCan Intro Session Volunteers Wanted
- W^X now mandatory in OpenBSD. Also here, here, and here, if you want to contrast commenting styles on the same story.
- Bruce Schneier’s Skein hashing function is now in FreeBSD. (via)
- Comparing FreeBSD’s upgrade method against Linux distros. (via)
- ARMv7 now has a bootloader.
- Deploying On Office / Workgroup Server on FreeBSD – Workshop eBook.
Tomohiro Kusumi has finished his port of autofs to DragonFly; you can now have a filesystem automatically mount when accessed, rather than requiring it at boot.
If you are running DragonFly in a virtual environment, there’s been some improvements to virtio(4). Update and try if you’ve had problems in the past.