This week’s material filled up fast. It’s vacation season in the northern hemisphere, so let’s see what next week brings…
last(1), reboot(8), and sshd(8) now log to /var/log/wtmpx on DragonFly. This change will probably, hopefully, be invisible to most people.
This week’s BSD Now talks about some recent security discussions with telnet and (unrelateD) OpenSSH history, and points to a recent discussion on DragonFly I haven’t even gotten to link yet, cause it’s ongoing.
(telnet is awful but it makes me feel nostalgic, cause of all the times I typed ‘GET HTTP/1.0 /’ into it.)
Nan Xiao needed a taskset tool on DragonFly, so he made one. It’s apparently similar to usched(8).
This slipped in just before the 5.6 release, and I thought I had already noted it: DragonFly now defaults to HAMMER2 for disks during install, instead of HAMMER1.
If you want to see all running threads on your system, grouped by process, with who ran it and how much memory it’s taking, it’s easy: ps -alxRH.
I mention this because it’s easier to remember ‘alxRH’ than it is to find all the right options in the ps man page.
I get indirectly cranky, this week.
All over the map this week.
Francois Tigeot has updated the radeon driver in DragonFly to match what’s in Linux kernel 3.19.8. No, wait, I took too long to post this cause there’s been so many things, so now it’s up to 4.4.180.
This week’s BSD Now talks about using a Mumble server on OpenBSD, along with a nice range of other topics.
There’s now a read-only sysctl ‘jail.jailed’ that can be checked to see if the current environment is running within a jail; useful for scripts that should not run in that environment, etc. I link to it mostly because it’s an odd sort of meta-signifier of reality, like being awake or in a waking dream, and that entertains me.
Aaron LI’s fixed a bug in rconfig tag names. This is minor, but I think rconfig(8) is a very powerful and underappreciated utility, so I point it out whenever possible.
I’ve mentioned dbus and DragonFly a few times; here’s one of those “you will eventually do this” tidbits: if for some reason you are installing it for the first time, remember to start it with the rc script.
Accidental theme: heavy metal.
Your unrelated music link of the week: Grando by OHMYGOD.
And overflow continues! I am secretly pleased.
Thanks to Aaron LI, st (“suckless terminal” I assume) is supported in termcap in DragonFly.
BSD Now 307 accomplishes another trifecta week, mentioning Free, Net, and Open, and also mentioning that vBSDCon’s call for papers closes tomorrow – I’m mentioning it now cause it’ll be too late to mention for In Other BSDs this weekend.
If you are running an em(4) or igb(4) device in DragonFly, Sepherosa Ziehau has updated the drivers. This brings it to Intel driver versions em-7.7.4 and igb-2.5.6.
Hopefully I am not too late posting this: SEMIBUG meets tonight, and the presentation is Eddie Thieda, talking about OpenBSD on the desktop.