Mini-theme: 4-part writeups.
Note the new-to-me book news in there.
Episode 447, “Path to BSD” is up now, as is 446, “Debugging ioctl problems“. 446 was up last week but I missed my change to link to it. Check the Tadpole link if you have not; those are a weird chunk of history.
It’s apparently possible to get a panic by yanking a HAMMER2 disk out of your system, which is only likely when using a USB thumb drive, formatting it to HAMMER2, and not bothering to unmount it. Anyway, that poorly-described-by-me problem is fixed.
You will notice some clustering of links; my list filled up fast.
There’s an odd bug in ipfw that is now fixed in DragonFly 6.2/6.3. If you are using ipfw and adding networks and hosts in a specific order, the netmask will be set wrong.
There’s also a problem with the overnight bulkfree cleanup in Hammer that’s had various attempts to fix it over time – it’s now really truly fixed. It mattered only if you had an extremely large number of inodes – 100000000 or so,
Matthew Dillon wrote up an explanation for both.
ChiBUG’s monthly (rescheduled) meeting is tonight. RSVP if you can attend, to make sure the restaurant has the seating.
SEMIBUG’s monthly meeting is tomorrow. If you don’t know what Backus-Naur is, this meeting is via Jitsi and you can find out.
If you were hoping for a mini-theme of synthesizers, you are in luck.
This week’s BSD Now has a nicely eclectic group of links, including one to a music server that is new to me, Navidrome.
Sandy River is the newest DragonFly mirror, with ISOs and dports packages.
SLUUG (St. Louis Unix Users Group) is meeting tonight and Deb Goodkin of the FreeBSD Foundation is presenting, among others. It’s available through Zoom.
CHIBUG’s monthly meeting is in-person at the usual place tonight at 6.
UPDATE: It’s been rescheduled for the 15th.
It’s based off 2022Q1 from FreeBSD Ports, and it’s available now through pkg.
There’s a new page on the DragonFly site covering how to install DragonFly as a guest system under KVM.
This week’s BSD Now is all history-linked material, which is totally fine by me.