Valuable News – 2019/02/01

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).


FreeBSD powerdxx 0.4.0 Released.

FreeBSD ZFS vs. TrueOS ZoF vs. DragonFly BSD HAMMER2 vs. ZFS on Linux Benchmarks.

Install FreeBSD 12.0 plus KDE Plasma and Basic Applications.

The sysctlview is GTK tool to explore FreeBSD sysctl-mib-tree.

The is new and Hacker News companion.
… and it runs FreeBSD too.

Thunderbolt 3 on AMD motherboard using FreeBSD Bhyve PCIe passthru on Linux guest.

Strategic thinking, or what I think what we need to do to keep FreeBSD relevant.

Installing FreeBSD with Dual-Boot on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation.

HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Quarterly Update.

ClonOS to be Rolled Out.
ClonOS is web UI for controlling/deploying/managing FreeBSD Jails containers and Bhyve/Xen VMs.

Making OpenBSD Boot Logo with Spleen.

Setting the Boot Logo on ThinkPad.

FreeBSD Foundation Update – 2019/01.

New ASLR code in review on FreeBSD.

Credativ Group massively expands U.S. footprint with OmniTI acquisition.

Alpine Linux moved back from LibreSSL to OpenSSL.

Avoiding Duplicate cron Jobs.

Upgrade Process Using GPT.

BSD Now – Episode 283.

Iocage 1.1 Release.

Bareos 18.2.5 Released.

Click to access bareos_18.2_final_en.pdf

OPNsense 19.1 Released.

FreeBSD CI Weekly Report 2019-01-27.

OpenIndiana Monitoring with Icinga.

Reimplement BIO_ORDERED handling in nvd(4) on FreeBSD.
Sync write latency from ~2.0 ms to ~1.1 ms by not sleeping without reason till next HZ tick.
ZFS pool with 8 ZVOLs writing 4KB blocks shows ~950 IOPS instead of ~750 IOPS before.

ZFS Feature Matrix.

Setting Up Quick Minimal Jail on FreeBSD (ZFS).

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/26.


You can now get FreeBSD daemon on the WASD keyboards.

OpenBSD Escape Key with Puffy for Cherry MX Keyboard.

New Pinebook Pro from PINE64.
More powerful but keyboard layout still sicks.

Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9700 ‘Kittson’ Processor – Last of the Itaniums.


Do they have work/life balance? Investigating potential employers with GitHub.


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