vBSDcon 2019 recap, Unix at 50, OpenBSD on fan-less Tuxedo InfinityBook, humungus - an hg server, how to configure a network dump in FreeBSD, and more. Headlines vBSDcon Recap Allan and Benedict attended vBSDcon 2019, which ended last week. It was held again at the Hyatt Regency Reston and the main conference was organized by Dan Langille of BSDCan fame.The two day conference was preceded by a one day FreeBSD hackathon, where FreeB... Read more
Unix virtual memory when you have no swap space, Dsynth details on Dragonfly, Instant Workstation on FreeBSD, new servers new tech, Experimenting with streaming setups on NetBSD, NetBSD’s progress towards Steam support thanks to GSoC, and more. Headlines What has to happen with Unix virtual memory when you have no swap space (https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/NoSwapConsequence) Recently, Artem S. Tashkinov wrote on the ... Read more
OpenBSD on 7th gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, how to install FreeBSD on a MacBook, Kernel portion of in-kernel TLS (KTLS), Boot Environments on DragonflyBSD, Project Trident Updates, vBSDcon schedule, and more. Headlines OpenBSD on the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th Gen (https://jcs.org/2019/08/14/x1c7) Another year, another ThinkPad X1 Carbon, this time with a Dolby Atmos sound system and a smaller battery. The seventh generation X1 Carbon isn... Read more
The UNIX Philosophy in 2019, why use package managers, touchpad interrupted, Porting wine to amd64 on NetBSD second evaluation report, Enhancing Syzkaller Support for NetBSD, all about the Pinebook Pro, killing a process and all of its descendants, fast software the best software, and more. Headlines The UNIX Philosophy in 2019 (https://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2019/6/1_Entry_1.html) Today, Linux and open sourc... Read more
NetBSD 9.0 release process has started, xargs, a tale of two spellcheckers, Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD, Exploiting a no-name freebsd kernel vulnerability, and more. Headlines NetBSD 9.0 release process has started (https://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-announce/2019/07/31/msg000301.html) If you have been following source-changes, you may have noticed the creation of the netbsd-9 branch! It has some really exciting items that we... Read more
OPNsense 19.7.1 is out, ZFS on Linux still has annoying issues with ARC size, Hammer2 is now default, NetBSD audio – an application perspective, new FreeNAS Mini, and more. Headlines OPNsense 19.7.1 (https://opnsense.org/opnsense-19-7-1-released/) We do not wish to keep you from enjoying your summer time, but this is a recommended security update enriched with reliability fixes for the new 19.7 series. Of special note are perform... Read more
DragonFlyBSD Project Update - colo upgrade, future trends, resuming ZFS send, realtime bandwidth terminal graph visualization, fixing telnet fixes, a chapter from the FBI’s history with OpenBSD and an OpenSSH vuln, and more. Headlines DragonFlyBSD Project Update - colo upgrade, future trends (http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2019-July/358226.html) For the last week I've been testing out a replacement for Monster, o... Read more
Replacing a (silently) failing disk in a ZFS pool, OPNsense 19.7 RC1 released, implementing DRM ioctl support for NetBSD, High quality/low latency VOIP server with umurmur/Mumble on OpenBSD, the PDP-7 where Unix began, LLDB watchpoints, and more. Headlines Replacing a (silently) failing disk in a ZFS pool (https://imil.net/blog/2019/07/02/Replacing-a-silently-failing-disk-in-a-ZFS-pool/) Maybe I can’t read, but I have the feeling t... Read more
FreeBSD 11.3 has been released, OpenBSD workstation, write your own fuzzer for the NetBSD kernel, Exploiting FreeBSD-SA-19:02.fd, streaming to twitch using OpenBSD, 3 different ways of dumping hex contents of a file, and more. Headlines FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE Announcement (https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.3R/announce.html) The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE. This is... Read more
Am5x86 based retro UNIX build log, setting up services in a FreeNAS Jail, first taste of DragonflyBSD, streaming Netflix on NetBSD, NetBSD on the last G4 Mac mini, Hammer vs Hammer2, and more. Headlines Polprog's Am5x86 based retro UNIX build log (https://polprog.net/blog/486/) I have recently acquired an Am5x86 computer, in a surprisingly good condition. This is an ongoing project, check this page often for updates! I began by... Read more
Website protection with OPNsense, FreeBSD Support Pull Request for ZFS-on-Linux, How much has Unix changed, Porting Wine to amd64 on NetBSD, FreeBSD Enterprise 1 PB Storage, the death watch for X11 has started, and more. Headlines Website protection with OPNsense (https://medium.com/@jccwbb/website-protection-with-opnsense-3586a529d487) with nginx plugin OPNsense become a strong full featured Web Application Firewall (WAF) The ... Read more
DragonflyBSD 5.6 is out, OpenBSD Vulkan Support, bad utmp implementations in glibc and FreeBSD, OpenSSH protects itself against Side Channel attacks, ZFS vs OpenZFS, and more. Headlines DragonflyBSD 5.6 is out (https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release56) Version 5.6.0 released 17 June 2019 Version 5.6.1 released 19 June 2019 (https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/06/19/23091.html) Big-ticket items Improved VM Informal test results showi... Read more
OpenZFS-kmod port available, using blacklistd with NPF as fail2ban replacement, ZFS raidz expansion alpha preview 1, audio VU-meter increases CO2 footprint rant, XSAVE and compat32 kernel work for LLDB, where icons for modern X applications come from, and more. Headlines ZFSonFreeBSD ports renamed OpenZFS (https://www.freshports.org/sysutils/openzfs-kmod) The ZFS on FreeBSD project has renamed the userland and kernel ports from zol... Read more
DragonFlyBSD's kernel optimizations pay off, differences between OpenBSD and Linux, NetBSD 2019 Google Summer of Code project list, Reducing that contention, fnaify 1.3 released, vmctl(8): CLI syntax changes, and things that Linux distributions should not do when packaging. Headlines DragonFlyBSD's Kernel Optimizations Are Paying Off (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=dragonfly-55-threadripper&... Read more
GPU passthrough on bhyve, confusion with used/free disk space on ZFS, OmniOS Community Edition, pfSense 2.4.4 Release p3, NetBSD 8.1 RC1, FreeNAS as your Server OS, and more.
GPU Passthrough Reported Working on Bhyve
Normally we cover news focused on KVM and sometimes Xen, but something very special has happened with ...
Normally we cover news focused on KVM and sometimes Xen, but something very special has happened with ...Read more
Running AIX on QEMU on Linux on Windows, your NAS fleet with TrueCommand, Unleashed 1.3 is available, LLDB: CPU register inspection support extension, V7 Unix programs often not written as expected, and more.
Running AiX on QEMU on Linux on Windows
YES it’s real!
I’m using the Linux subsystem on Windows, as it’s e...
YES it’s real! I’m using the Linux subsystem on Windows, as it’s e...Read more
36 year old UFS bug fixed, a BSD for the road, automatic upgrades with OpenBSD, DTrace ext2fs support in FreeBSD, Dedicated SSH tunnel user, upgrading VMM VMs to OpenBSD 6.5, and more.
36+ year old bug in FFS/UFS discovered and patched
This update eliminates a kernel stack disclosure bug in UFS/FFS director...
This update eliminates a kernel stack disclosure bug in UFS/FFS director...Read more
FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL performance, Dragonfly 5.4.2 has been release, containing web services with iocell, Solaris 11.4 SRU8, Problem with SSH Agent forwarding, OpenBSD 6.4 to 6.5 upgrade guide, and more.
FreeBSD ZFS vs. ZoL Performance, Ubuntu ZFS On Linux Reference
With iX Systems having rel...
With iX Systems having rel...Read more
OpenBSD 6.5 has been released, mount ZFS datasets anywhere, help test upcoming NetBSD 9 branch, LibreSSL 2.9.1 is available, Bail Bond Denied Edition of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails, and one reason ed(1) was a good editor back in the days in this week’s episode.
OpenBSD 6.5 Released