Multiple links from one source is the mini-theme this week.
This query had karu.pruun write a short note on how to contribute (device driver) development work to DragonFly. Don’t forget grok.
Sounds like a space drama: this week’s BSD Now covers some different flavors of virtualization plus notes a Michael W. Lucas interview.
If you are one of those unlucky/foolhardy people running DragonFly with very little RAM, this maxvnodes change will help you out.
(DragonFly is not that RAM-hungry in normal circumstances, anyway; 1-2G is ‘safe’, last I knew.)
The pageout daemon algorithms in DragonFly have gone through some changes, and Matthew Dillon goes into detail across two commits.
A short but oddball batch of links this week.
Literally this is my open browser tabs pasted in order.
This week’s BSD Now talks about starts (NetBSD, DragonFly releases) and ends (preventing memory-based process kills, deleting boot environments).
James Cook continues to work on zalloc, and he’s published a small report on his progress.
Normally I’d throw this into the Lazy Reading section, but it’s happening Thursday and that would be too late: Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari (and Chuck E. Cheese) is doing a live Q&A Thursday in conjunction with ICHEG.
Tomorrow, for NYCBUG, Minimal Scripted Configuration from Eric Radman. Go, if you’re online.
Oddball finds week.
Your unrelated video of the week: “treat the human face like a graphic equaliser for breakbeat“. Hypnotic. (via)
I’ve mentioned it before, but this recent update to dma in DragonFly reminded me: “dma” stands for DragonFly Mail Agent, a minimal mail agent created for DragonFly as a lighter, local replacement for Sendmail in a base install. But! It’s cross–platform now, and even “upstream” from DragonFly.
This week’s BSD Now is an excellent HTTP joke but is also effectively a guest episode, with some new talkers.
James Cook is interested in working on zalloc in DragonFly, taken from the projects page. Follow his questions and the answers if this interests you.
This is a good link week; several deep dives.
This week’s BSD Now, a light run, talks about licensing and industrial automation, but not at the same time.
Matthew Dillon implemented POLLHUP for pipes in DragonFly, in -current and 6.0. I mention it because it was for Zig support, and it’s always nice to get a bug report directly from people developing a tool or language.