Here’s a detailed writeup from Aaron LI on how to get a DragonFly system onto an IPv6 network.
Update: He also supplied an example pf ruleset that solved some IPv6 throughput problems for his VPS.
Pulled from a longer thread: x.x.1 update instructions for DragonFly.
Probably old hat to most readers, but I like to see this documented, and the hw.ncpu ‘trick’ is nice.
I should have linked this yesterday: a description of kcollect and its uses from Matthew Dillon, complete with example graph of a very busy machine.
The DragonFly Go builder needs a new maintainer, and an update to a newer builder. Are there any people out there interested in Go who want to do the work? I do not have time.
DragonFly 4.8 has been updated to 4.8.1, bringing in a lot of small fixes. Improved Intel video support and the virtio_scsi driver will be of most interest, I think. The 4.8.1 tag commit has all the details. You can update the normal way, and if you need an install image, I’ve uploaded them and they should appear at your local mirror.
Ján Su?an has posted some ideas about handling firmware in userland, in DragonFly. I’d like to see it happen.
Your midweek short read: A “Putting DragonFly on a desktop machine” story that would incidentally work as an informal installation guide.
If you have any local-only branches in your DragonFly git repo, you will need to apply this quick fix.
BSDNow has reached the magic 200 episode mark, and this week they cover a nice wide range of topics – including Illumos!
Should you need have Ubiquiti devices, and you need to get the Unifi management program running on your DragonFly server, this script will work for you. Some of the filepaths are different, but it’s otherwise complete.
No interview in this week’s BSDNow, but there’s a good run through recent BSD news, including some talk about a “Aeronix” machine project, which led me to some other interesting links.
Matthew Dillon noted some OpenVPN problems, requiring him to disable compression. I don’t think this is a DragonFly problem, or even necessarily a BSD problem, but it’s worth mentioning in case you run it.
Andrew MacIntyre manually installed DragonFly onto a UEFI system, and conveniently he posted his notes. It includes a GRUB menu entry, which will come in handy for someone
This week’s BSDNow covers different topics, with a specific link about a centrally managed Bhyve – a new feature to me. No interview this week, but don’t let that stop you from the full range of discussion.