It’s possible to have data corrupted on a HAMMER2 volume during a specific combination of a bulkfree operation and a lot of writing to disk. Matthew Dillon has a potential fix already. As he announced, it’s scheduled to go into 5.4 this weekend. It’s a rare bug, but if you want to check for it, look for CHECK FAIL entries in /var/log/messages.
And because every cloud has a silver lining: some not-yet-quantified performance improvements.
BSD Now 293 has an interview with Michael W. Lucas on his newest book in the BSD Mastery series: BSD Mastery: Jails. It’s available to purchase now.
top(1) is no longer in DragonFly contrib/ directory, for a number of reasons. It’s still present in the system, of course, and I think needs to have someone re-add as a vendor branch – a relatively easy project for a volunteer, hint hint.
There’s some code changes for callout, where the actual lines of code that trigger it are stored in the callout structure. It’s a little thing, but it’s a big thing if you need it.
Some old-school RPG and miniatures links mixed in this week.
Your unrelated music of the week: Principleasure: I. Eighties sound, but modernized.
Lots of BUG news this week; thank you all for the leads on groups to watch.
BSD Now 292 has a nice recap from attending AsiaBSDCon 2019, along with the normal news roundup. I advise everyone to go to a BSD convention if possible; they are always fun.
The show subcommand for gpt(8) has had some improvements including a way to connect it to the device UUID; I link to it cause depending on the age of your machine, you may have never even needed to use gpt yet.
“Verification As Code of Infrastructure As Code” is being presented tonight at 6:45 PM at NYCBUG by Raul Cuza. Go, if you are near.
If you are so lucky as to have an ixgbe(4) card, the version 3.3.6 driver (from Intel) are in DragonFly.
Note that I’ve managed to catch up to March commits! There’s been a lot.
Unrelated to BSD: GPS rollover is happening a few days from now. This affects most people very little, and a few people a lot, but I mention it also to make you think about the systems that underpin our technology.