Lazy Reading for 2018/12/16

I’m not planning a holiday gift guide this year, though they are fun to do.  You can always check previous ones; I try to link to stores rather than individual items.

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/15

I think/hope I cleared my backlog of BSD links.

HAMMER2 update on the way

Matthew Dillon’s been working on “reliable on-media topology” for HAMMER2.  If you had a crash at just the right time with HAMMER2, you wouldn’t lose data but you might have to do some manual cleanup.  (Don’t ask me the steps; never happened to me.)  With these changes, that doesn’t happen any more.  It’s present now in -master and will be in what should be DragonFly 5.4.1 by the end of the year.  He has a post to users@ that goes into better detail.   If you want way too much detail, you can check the commits.

Three related notes: snapshots are now faster, the HAMMER2 design document has been updated to the tune of 400+ new lines, and yes, you can encrypt your root HAMMER2 filesystem, and have been able to for a while.

Lazy Reading for 2018/12/09

Involuntary vi theme this week.  Or ssh!  I have lots of links.

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/08

Once again playing catchup – but we all benefit from the abundance.

DragonFly 5.4 released!

DragonFly 5.4.0 has been released.  This release bring a new compiler (gcc 8.0), asymmetric NUMA support, and a number of new and updated drivers for virtual machine devices and network.

My users@ post has the details on upgrading, as do the release notes.  Note there’s a step in there to update initrd, which has been available for the last few releases, though I’ve never mentioned it.  It’s probably a good idea, since that builds a mini “rescue” system, in case disaster strikes.

Lazy Reading for 2018/12/02

It’s a classic Lazy Reading this week – some deep dives, some history, some stuff that will take a while to explore.  Enjoy!

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/01

An oddly uplifting batch of BSD stories this week.