Valuable News – 2019/03/11

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).


Restic and Backblaze B2 for Backups.

Support for Marvell Armada 38x added to FreeBSD.

Increasing coverage of signal semantics in regression tests on NetBSD.

Creating Zones from Images on Tribblix.

Solaris 11.4 – Periodic Scrubs of ZFS Filesystems.

Spacewalk for Linux Management – Part 1 – Guide for Uninitiated.

Spacewalk for Linux Management – Part 2 – Setting Up Spacewalk Channels.

FreeBSD upgrades Clang/LLVM compiler to 8.0.

ReactOS 0.4.11 Released.

FreeBSD on ThinkPad X280.

FreeBSD implements minidump support for RISC-V.

SMoTherSpectre: transient execution attacks through port contention.
More security attacks based on SMT (Hyper Threading)

SPOILER: Speculative Load Hazards Boost Rowhammer and Cache Attacks.
All Intel Core CPUs are vulnerable. AMD and ARM Chips are Secure.

Click to access 1903.00446.pdf

BSD Now 288 – Turing Complete Sed.

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/09.

FreeBSD Journal 2019 January/February.

Click to access 0954264cc0879c4080609529d858340492e14096.2.pdf

Writing a Book with Unix.

FreeBSD adds separate aggregation limit for non-rotating media for ZFS.

The mandoc 1.14.5 Released.;sid=20190310175719

ZFS by Josh Bicking (@jibby0) about ZFS history/terminology/basics.

FreeBSD bhyve – Snapshot Save and Restore.

FreeBSD ACPI fix for HP (and possibly ASUS/Toshiba/Dell/other laptops) that fixes suspend/resume/poweroff.


Thunderbolt 3 becomes USB 4 as Intel interconnect goes royalty-free.

USB4 Specification Announced – 40 Gbps – Type-C – Thunderbird 3 Support.

Can Supermicro rule the gaming and desktop motherboard markets?

Supermicro M11SDV-4CT-LN4F Review Low-Cost AMD EPYC 3101.


Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest.

How to speak like a leader, not like an engineer?


CNCF Survey – Use of Cloud Native Technologies in Production Has Grown Over 200%.

Windows 10 Decrapifier – 1803/1809.

Windows 10 Decrapifier – 1709.

Serious Chrome Zero Day – Google Says Update ‘Now’.
Serious Chrome zero-day – Google says update “right this minute”


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