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New user and new bug

A new DragonFly user found setting keybell=”visual” in rc.conf caused a crash on the next terminal beep.  In this case, the user is Deaf and so prefers something other than […]

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SemiBUG tonight: Nick Holland

Nick Holland is giving a talk tonight on “Scripting Tips & Hacks” at SemiBUG.  “Nick has been scripting roughly since scripts were hard-coded intoplugboards.”  Go, see, if you are near […]

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DragonFly porting notes, again

Remember: there’s a separate document about porting FreeBSD drivers to DragonFly.  I note it cause it’s useful and because Rimvydas Jasinskas just updated it. Go to Source Author: Justin Sherrill Powered […]

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Lazy Reading for 2018/02/18

The links this week aren’t necessarily long, but they are definitely “make-you-think” material. The Sixth Stage of Grief Is Retro-computing.  Paul Ford.  The story abounds with good quotes, and good summaries […]

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In Other BSDs for 2018/02/17

Reached overflow again!  That secretly makes me happy. Discord channels for BSD’s? SemiBUG’s speaker schedule for the next few months is published.  Note next meeting is on the 20th. SVS […]

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BSDNow 233: High on ZFS

This week’s BSDNow has a ZFS explainer about what the theoretical maximums on storage could be, plus a whole lotta DTrace.  (Needed a Sun reference in their title this week.) […]

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DWARF in your DragonFly

This isn’t really a dramatic event, but Rimvydas Jasinskas has added support for DWARF-4 line number tables in binutils 2.27.  I am linking it to remind everyone that a little bit of […]

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High on ZFS | BSD Now 233

We explain the physics behind ZFS, DTrace switching to the GPL, Emacs debugging, syncookies coming to PF & FreeBSD’s history on EC2. Go to Source Author: Powered by WPeMatico

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exFAT support in DragonFly

Tomohiro Kusumi has brought in exFAT support to DragonFly from FreeBSD.  Useful for cross-platform drives when FAT32 isn’t enough, and NTFS brings its own problems. Go to Source Author: Justin […]

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Lazy Reading for 2018/02/11

Some really fun things this week. A C89 compiler that produces executables that are also valid ASCII text files.  A fun, crazy read.  (via) Miniature Macintosh Plus.  Also crazy.  (via) […]

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In Other BSDs for 2018/02/10

Very much last-minute; compiled 20 minutes before bed Friday night. a2k18 Hackathon preview: Syncookies coming to PF.  (via) An Empirical Study on the Reliability of UNIX Utilities (1989).  Some of […]

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FOSDEM 2018 | BSD Now 232

We talk about our recent trip to FOSDEM, we discuss the pros & cons of permissive licensing, cover the installation of OpenBSD on a dedibox with full-disk encryption, the new […]

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HTTP, Spectre, Meltdown

Sepherosa Ziehau published a PDF that shows the impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on network performance.  It’s as bad as anticipated.  If this is a problem for you, remember […]

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HELBUG launch tomorrow

Another BSD User Group event tomorrow, the 7th: HELBUG, a brand new BUG starting in Helsinki, Finland.  The announcement has details on where to find it and what they’ll be […]

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Recent Security Affairs

An update on the recent security affairs and how they are, or were, handled on NetBSD DEFCON 25 and 34c3 Ilja Van Sprundel presented at Defcon 25 (July 2017) and […]

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Lazy Reading for 2018/02/04

I finally worked through my Lazy Reading link backlog. Computer-generated books, a list. Every Icon, eventually drawing every 32×32 monochrome image possible.  I remember a 8×8 physical hardware version of […]

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In Other BSDs for 2018/02/03

Whee! The history of NetBSD/atari and support for ATARI compatible Milan.  Not in English, but it’s a slide deck so lots of pictures.  (via) The OpenBSD Foundation 2018 Fundraising Campaign.  […]

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