Last anything for the year! I packed in as much reading material as I could.
Last of the year!
Don’t forget any end–of–year donations you want to make, either.
the md5(1) utility on DragonFly now does SHA512 checksums, thanks to Rimvydas Jasinskas. You can see it as a separate ‘sha512’ binary in /sbin, but it’s a hard link back to the original md5, if I’m reading the commit right.
I’m a bit late posting this, since I’ve been on the road, but: BSDNow 226 is up, diving into recent FreeBSD status and Foundation reports, OpenBSD work, and other details.
There’s been a number of commits lately from Sascha Wildner with mentions of “Tianocore EDK II” a term that’s new to me. Googling for it tells me it’s a development environment for UEFI programs, useful for anyone booting on modern hardware.
I’m throwing in some end-of-year lists cause now’s the time for it.
This week’s BSDNow talks about TrueOS, natch. Lots of other news, including an interesting odd hardware find.
Peeter Must has added evdev support in DragonFly. It’s a ‘generic input event interface’, meaning at least at first it’s for keyboards and mice. It requires a kernel rebuild with ‘device evdev’ and ‘options EVDEV_SUPPORT’ included.
I’m far enough backlogged that Sepherosa Ziehau’s igb(4) update is already in, but as a side effect, a PC Engines apu2b4 is a good DragonFly machine.
However, if you have em(4), here’s your chance to help test.
If you run ‘top -M‘, CPU states are reported on a per-CPU basis. It turns out that having over 110 CPUs will cause a segmentation fault – but not any longer! I wish I had a screenshot for this.
The Semibug Christmas dinner is tomorrow. They need reservations, so if you want to go and haven’t told anyone yet – hurry!
Last minute, because for some reason I didn’t see much BSD stuff until Friday night.
No interview but a lot of topics in this week’s BSDNow.
If your DragonFly-current system was built between December 6th and 10th, you should upgrade. There’s a memory corruption bug that may bite you otherwise – but it only existed for those 4 days.
You could, if you are running DragonFly-current, create a vkernel using HAMMER2, and try out HAMMER2 even if your underlying disk is HAMMER1. Odd, but useful.
Syscons now holds 10 screens back, not 4. Every few years, I really, really need that.
If you are running DragonFly-current, you can get your floppy drive running again. This is actually hard to test; floppy drives are becoming an endangered species.
Accidental theme this week: the 1990s.
Your unrelated photo of the week: untitled.