Did you know there’s a randread utility on DragonFly that will report on disk performance? Well, you do now. The very terse comment in the source code will tell you how to compile it and the arguments.
It really does work, that lead-in, and it’s on BSDNow episode 188.
Yes, I know we just released 4.8. This is a rollup release, capturing everything that was committed to the 4.6 branch after 4.6.1 and before 4.8 came out. If you are going to upgrade, it’s worth it to go to 4.8, but this way there’s a clean final version in the 4.6 branch.
(Hat tip to Sascha Wildner for reminding me to do this.)
It’s happening tomorrow night at the NYCBUG meeting: a yes.c code reading. (more details) Go, if you are close.
I am late in mentioning this, because it was added just before the DragonFly 4.8 branch: there’s a new ‘efisetup(8)‘ script added to DragonFly. Use to to perform a complete a UEFI-bootable installation to a given disk.
I’m very UNIXy this week.
Your useful tip of the week: Setting the
root login’s ‘full name’ to identify the machine that sent email. This makes so much sense. (via)
Odd batch of links this week.
Your BSD-related fiction book of the week (year? decade?) :’git commit murder‘ is out, set at a (fictional) BSD convention.