Valuable News – 2018/09/22

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 2018/09/15.

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.

Colin Percival reduced FreeBSD startup time from 10627ms (11.2) to 4738ms (12.0).

OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve.

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0916 Viva Mexico Edition.

HardenedBSD Foundation Announced.

Insufficiently known POSIX shell features.

OpenBSD VMM Howto.

ZFS Hardware Acceleration with QAT (Intel Quick Assist Technology).

Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition now with 40% off using RIGHT2READ40 code.

VirtualBox VM Escape – From Compiler Optimization to Code Execution – CVE-2018-2844.

LLVM 7.0.0 Released.

New nmctl Network Manager for OpenBSD.

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE will use LLVM 7.0.0 compiler.

BSD Now 264 – Optimized-Out.

Videos and Slides from 2018 OpenZFS Developer Summit.

Falling in Love with Rust.

Almost Forgotten art of procmail with fetchmail .

XigmaNAS x64 Released.

Linux developers threaten to pull β€œkill switch” in response to CoC controversy.

FreeBSD process title and missing memory space.


AMD EPYC β€˜Rome’ 7nm CPU Performance Leaks Out – Scores 12500 Points in Cinebench.

Inaugural RISC-V Summit Agenda 2018/12/03-06.

Ampere ARM64 32 Core CPU Shipping.
Eight DDR4-2667 memory controllers.
42 lanes PCIe 3.0 for high bandwidth I/O.
125W TDP for maximum power efficiency.
TSMC 16nm FinFET process.
32 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $850.
16 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $550.

Click to access 18150J-Ampere-PPT-OCPSummitKumar-final.pdf

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 for laptops could pack 8.5 billion transistors with 15W TDP.

ARMv8.5-A Architecture Developments 2018.


Every Weekend Should Be 3-Day Weekend.

For me this is paradise – life in the Spanish city that banned cars.

French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon.


Explore immersive web with Firefox Reality available for Viveport/Oculus/Daydream.

IDAD – International Day Against DRM.

Software disenchantment.


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