Valuable News – 2018/09/15

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here so someone else can

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).


In Other BSDs for 2018/09/08.

Including optimized out kernel symbols in dtrace on FreeBSD.

Lazy Reading for 2018/09/09.

NIH Package manager for pkgsrc.

OpenBSD on the Desktop: some thoughts.

Ansible modules for OpenBSD vmm(4).

OpenBSD vmm(4) got qcow2 image support.

FreeBSD bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI.
FreeBSD Bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI

Dosbox-X is fork of DOSBox wth goal of accurate emulation for Windows 95/98/ME systems.

vm-bhyve with NAT on FreeBSD.

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA3 Available.

Nextcloud in FreeBSD Ports updated to 14.0.

New FreeNAS 11.2 Beta 3 Interface.

FreeBSD PKGng plugin for querying which package provides a particular file.

FreeBSD SA 18:12.elf.

FreeBSD EN 18:08.lazyfpu.

FreeBSD 12.x suspend/resume works on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation after BIOS 1.30 update and sleep state set to ‘Linux’.

FreeBSD 12.x amd64 has NUMA enabled for GENERIC/MINIMAL kernels.

My FreeBSD packages are out of date, how do I fix that?

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA4 on Pinebook.

BSD Now 263 – Encrypt That Pool.

RFC8446 compliant OpenSSL 1.1.1 landed in FreeBSD 12.0.

Today in History. Brought to You by UNIX.

Remote Code Execution in Alpine Linux.

There are 90% Linux and 9% BSD Systems in the TOR RELAYS.

HardenedBSD 1100056.5 Available.

Wine Development Release 3.16 Available.

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.


Another Intel ME Vulnerability.

Intel Power Management Controller (PMC) Security Advisory.

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB HDD Review – Massive Storage for Desktops.

The rv8 is 1.9.1 privileged specification RISC-V emulator and x86-64 binary translator.

Custom 51nb made ThinkPad X210 with Kaby Lake QUAD-CORE i5-8250, 1920×1200 IPS screen and 16GB RAM.

AMD EPYC 32 Core 7551P Benchmarks and Review.

How Intel Xeon Platinum is Marketing Headache versus AMD EPYC Prices.

Lenovo latest Yoga laptop with new ARM CPU and 25 hour battery life.

34C3: Hacking into a CPU Microcode.
34C3: Hacking into a CPU’s Microcode

Analysis of Data Corruption in the Storage Stack.
This is why checksumming and healing of data in ZFS is that much important.

The x86 finds its way into your iPhone.


So We Got Tracked Anyway.

Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis.


Firefox 62.0 Released.

What is First-Party Isolation in Firefox and what breaks if you enabled it.

Firefox is now built with clang LTO on all platforms.

Good books for deep hacks.


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