I have multiple BSD based systems to update, reboot, and hopefully not physically visit in the next week or so.
Flame graphs are a way to see what code paths are most used in a stack trace. DragonFly now has a flame_graph utility.
BSD Now 343 is quite topical this week: viruses and VPNs. Release information, etc., too.
Jails on DragonFly can now route to loopback addresses (i.e. 127.0.0.1). Because of this, they can work like shared IPs and the jail can connect to the host.
I think this means that you no longer have to bind jail services to specific IPs as you did previously. Don’t quote me on that; I’ve run few jails in my life.
Update: I should have linked this too: the sysctl jail.defaults.allow_listen_override that makes it easier in the host system too.
On EFNet #dragonflybsd, Matthew Dillon and ‘mjg’ have been discussing various way to optimize for bulk builds. A recent update from mjg for different memory functions shaved 1.7% off bulk build time – significant, when you are talking tens of thousands of packages.
I didn’t read far enough ahead in my backlog, if that makes sense. i915 has another update, to 20160808.
Random this week, but that’s not so different than usual.
A bit short this week; I think everyone’s been occupied with other issues.
For once, I couldn’t figure out what the name of this week’s BSD Now episode referenced. It’s Data Virtual Address, in ZFS, which gets covered in the show. There’s a specific bit about Go and OpenBSD that I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere, too. (see show notes)
If you’ve got a pcm audio device – and you probably do – and a headphone jack – ditto – this thread may help you find the right sysctl to enable it on DragonFly.
Francois Tigeot has updated the i915 driver to 20160725. What does that mean for users? I don’t know; there isn’t a changelog. But higher version numbers are always more fun!
rcorder-visualize.sh draws the dependencies for rc scripts using dot. Originally in NetBSD, then in FreeBSD, now in DragonFly.
Again, dumping out all the links I can in case you are stuck at home.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Hannibal Rex – The One Hundred & Forty Faces Of?.?.?. Has the same drive as early Mix Master Mike, to my ear. (via)
binutils 2.25 is out, binutils 2.34 is in. The binutils upgrade happened just before the 5.8 branch, so it’s in the 5.8 release – though 2.27 is still the default.
BSD Now 341 is about unification, get it? It’s covering the merging of TrueNAS/FreeNAS, along with the usual roundup of news, including POWER9 and FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Go, and so on.
I tagged DragonFly 5.6.3, and built images. You should run 5.8, cause it’s the most recent, but this means there’s an image that captures all the last bugfixes in the 5.6 series. You can see them in the tag message if you are curious.
I moved the 4.x ISO/IMG release files for DragonFly out to an existing “older” directory. If you’re looking for a old release image, it’s available via the web.
Note that it’ll be a few hours until this change filters through to the mirrored directories. The 4.x images are all older than 2 years, so this is of most benefit to mirror sites.
ChiBUG meets tonight, and it’s at the Oak Park Library, not the usual place. Go, if you are near, and especially if you were too far away, before. This spot may be more accessible.
I had so many tabs open they weren’t all showing, so you get a straight dump.