Monthly Archives: November 2019

Valuable News – 2019/11/25

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.

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).

UNIX

FreeBSD 7 Day Challenge.
https://tylertechnow.blogspot.com/2019/11/freebsd-7-day-challenge.html

Create New Locale on FreeBSD.
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/550204/create-a-new-locale-on-freebsd

NomadBSD 1.3-RC1 Available.
http://nomadbsd.org/index.html#1.3-RC1

FreeBSD GEOM Nop.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/71/

Prometheus Exporter to Make FreeBSD gstat(8) Data Available for Graphana.
https://twitter.com/tykling/status/1196520976466481152
https://github.com/tykling/gstat_exporter
https://grafana.com/grafana/dashboards/11223
https://github.com/tykling/ansible-roles/blob/master/prometheus_monitored_server/tasks/gstat_exporter.yml
https://blog.tyk.nu/blog/all-in-a-days-work-prometheus-gstat_exporter-and-grafana-dashboard/

Sourcetrail Cross Platform Source Explorer for C/C++/Python/Java is Now Free and Open Source.
https://www.sourcetrail.com/blog/open_source/
https://github.com/CoatiSoftware/Sourcetrail

Manage Packages with pkg(8) Binary Package Manager on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-manage-packages-with-pkg-on-freebsd-12/

NomadBSD 1.3 RC1 Released with FreeBSD 12.1 Base.
https://www.opensourcefeed.org/nomadbsd-1.3rc1/

NomadBSD – Installation and First Impressions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DglP7SbnlA

FreeBSD Journal 2019/09-10 Available.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/security-3/

Docker Patched Most Severe Copy Vulnerability to Date with CVE-2019-14271.
https://unit42.paloaltonetworks.com/docker-patched-the-most-severe-copy-vulnerability-to-date-with-cve-2019-14271/

Mystery of Unix History.
https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10051-a-mystery-of-unix-history

FreeBSD Now Has /etc/os-release in Base System.
https://twitter.com/tcberner/status/1197389407113732096
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354922

DARPA Ported Kernel Concurrency Sanitizer from NetBSD to FreeBSD.
https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/commit/6e5970c8f44eec5f975888cbfafd1ee5fb5bf4b3

BSD Now 325 – Cracking Rainbows.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/325

On Its 50th Birthday UNIX is Still Surprisingly Young.
https://www.bell-labs.com/var/articles/its-50th-birthday-unix-still-surprisingly-young/

What is the toor User on FreeBSD?
https://linux-audit.com/what-is-the-toor-user-on-freebsd/

OPNsense 19.7.7 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=15076.0

FreeBSD 12.1 ARM64 Available on AWS Marketplace.
https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B081NF7BY7

FreeBSD Adds NIC KTLS for Chelsio T6 Adapters.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354974

FreeBSD Foundation Q3 2019 Status Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-foundation-q3-2019-status-update/

Minio – New Metrics of Object Storage.
https://blog.min.io/the-new-metrics-of-object-storage/

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/11/23/23793.html

Hardware

Best Consumer 3.5 Hard Drives – Holiday 2019.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12075/best-consumer-hdds

OpenPOWER Bettering BMC and Bring Up.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/11/bettering-bmc-and-bring-up.html

Intel Apologizing Customers for CPU Shipment Delays – Publishes Letter.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15132/intel-publishers-letter-to-customers-apologizing-for-cpu-shipment-delays

Life

Three Decades Later – Life Experiences and Mid-Life Functioning of 1980s Heavy Metal Groupies/Musicians/Fans.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15298868.2015.1036918?journalCode=psai20

80s Metalhead Kids Are Alright – Scientific Study Shows That They Became Well Adjusted Adults.
http://www.openculture.com/2019/05/1980s-metalhead-kids-are-alright.html

Other

Firefox UI is Now Built with Web Components.
https://briangrinstead.com/blog/firefox-webcomponents/
https://www.osnews.com/story/130938/the-firefox-ui-is-now-built-with-web-components/

Internet World Despairs as Non-Profit .ORG Sold to Private Equity Firm.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/org_registry_sale_shambles/

Save the .ORG Domain.
https://savedotorg.org/

Google Cloud Server Left 1.2B People Data Unsecured.
https://www.techradar.com/news/google-cloud-server-left-a-billion-peoples-data-unsecured

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/11/18

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.

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).

UNIX

SmartOS COAL on Linux KVM with Virt Manager.
https://www.daveeddy.com/2019/02/12/smartos-coal-on-linux-kvm-with-virt-manager/

Install ExpressionEngine CMS with Nginx on FreeBSD 12.
https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-expressionengine-cms-on-freebsd-12/

Maintaining Port Modifications in FreeBSD.
https://www.amoradi.org/2019/11/12/maintaining-port-modifications-in-freebsd.html

FreeBSD Lands Workaround for Intel SKL002/SKL012S Security Holes.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1194430593125109760
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354649

Debian Reconsiders Init System Diversity after Several Years with systemd.
https://www.osnews.com/story/130905/debian-reconsiders-init-system-diversity/

Watch Out for Disk I/O Performance Issues when Running EXT4 on Linux.
https://www.percona.com/blog/2019/11/12/watch-out-for-disk-i-o-performance-issues-when-running-ext4/

Disappointing Direction of Linux Performance from 4.16 to 5.4 Kernels.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-416-54

OmniOS Community Edition r151030ab/r151032b.
https://omniosce.org/article/030ab-032b

RipMe is Easy to Use Bulk Image Downloader (GUI and CLI).
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/11/ripme-is-easy-to-use-bulk-image.html

BastilleBSD Community Started Work on Over 100 Automation Templates.
https://twitter.com/BastilleBSD/status/1186659762458501120
https://github.com/BastilleBSD-Templates

OpenBSD in 2019.
https://blog.habets.se/2019/10/OpenBSD-in-2019.html

BSD Now 324 – Emergency Space Mode.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/324

Paravirtualized SCSI (pvscsi) Added to FreeBSD for Virtualization.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1195147130001747968
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354715

Hints for Writing UNIX Tools.
https://monkey.org/~marius/unix-tools-hints.html

Running Pinta on FreeBSD – Mono Image Editor.
https://www.rhyous.com/2012/06/02/running-pinta-on-freebsd-a-c-mono-image-editor/

OpenBSD Road Warrior Disaster Recovery.

Click to access rwdr.pdf

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/11/16/23758.html

MariaDB 10.4 – Sysbench – FreeBSD ZFS – FreeBSD OpenZFS – CentOS Linux ZoL.
https://davidpdischer.com/2019/11/15/mariadb-10-4-with-sysbench-freebsd-linux-centos-and-zfs/

FreeBSD Adds Mitigation for TSX Asynchronous Abort for Intel CVE-2019-11135.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354759

DragonFlyBSD Pulls in AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Code from Linux 4.9.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DragonFlyBSD-Radeon-4.9

Hardware

SEQUOIA by Simply NUC with AMD Ryzen.
http://simplynuc.com/sequoia/

Intel Cascade Lake CPUs Impacted by New Zombieload Version 2 Attack.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/intels-cascade-lake-cpus-impacted-by-new-zombieload-v2-attack/

New Zombieload Flaw Hits Intel Newest Cascade Lake Chips.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/12/intel-cascade-lake-zombieload/

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review – 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15043/the-amd-ryzen-9-3950x-review-16-cores-on-7nm-with-pcie-40/15

Intel Disables Hardware Lock Elision on All Current CPUs Due to Security Holes.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21533791

CPU Bugs.
https://danluu.com/cpu-bugs/

NUVIA – New Server CPU Startup Going After Intel and AMD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15115/nuvia-breaks-cover-new-startup-to-take-on-datacenter-cpu-market

Life

Government Must Have Reasonable Suspicion of Digital Contraband Before Searching Electronic Devices at U.S. Border.
https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops

MRI Study Associates Screen Time Exposure in Children to Lower Brain Development.
https://truththeory.com/2019/11/13/mri-study-associates-screen-time-exposure-in-children-to-lower-brain-development/

PayPal Pulls Out of Pornhub Hurting ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Performers.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3abgv/paypal-pulls-out-of-pornhub-payments

Pointless Work Meetings.
https://www.bbc.com/news/education-50418317

Secret of Employee Engagement.
https://www.sametab.com/blog/employee-engagement

Growing Evidence That Universe is Connected by Giant Structures.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmj7pw/theres-growing-evidence-that-the-universe-is-connected-by-giant-structures

Running Associated with Lower Risk of All Cause Cardiovascular and Cancer Mortality.
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2019/09/25/bjsports-2018-100493

Other

Firefox and Chrome Browsers Performance Impact From Intel JCC Erratum Microcode Update.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=jcc-firefox-chrome

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/11/12

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.

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).

UNIX

BSD Now 323 – OSI Burrito Guy.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/323

XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4.7091 Released.
https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=14912

FuryBSD 12.0-XFCE-11-06-2019-01 Released.
https://www.furybsd.org/furybsd-12-0-xfce-11-06-2019-01-released/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57kRvDmt3Oc

Will the Real UNIX Please Stand Up?
https://hackaday.com/2019/11/05/will-the-real-unix-please-stand-up/

FreeBSD Implemented zpool sync Command.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354436

Compelling Economic Benefits of OpenZFS Storage.
https://dcig.com/2019/11/the-compelling-economic-benefits-of-openzfs-storage.html

OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.10 is Here.
https://www.openindiana.org/2019/11/07/openindiana-hipster-2019-10-is-here/
http://docs.openindiana.org/release-notes/2019.10-release-notes/

FreeNAS 11.3 and TrueNAS 11.3 Make Their Debuts.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-freenas-11-3-beta/

Netflix is Example of Great Open Source Corporate Patron to FreeBSD.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-FreeBSD-Contributions

NetBSD Stabilization of trace(2) Threads Continued.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/stabilization_of_the_ptrace_21

OmniOSCE v11 r151032 Released.
https://github.com/omniosorg/omnios-build/blob/r151032/doc/ReleaseNotes.md

Netflix Optimized FreeBSD Network Stack More than Doubled AMD EPYC Performance.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-NUMA-FreeBSD-Optimized

Where OpenZFS is Going with Regard to FreeBSD/IllumOS/ZFSonLinux.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1191626200428367873

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/11/09/23713.html

FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE Announcement.
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.1R/announce.html
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.1R/relnotes.html

Open Letter to Linux Foundation.
https://blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/2019/11/08/OpenLetterLinuxFoundation.html

FreeBSD iwm(4) Intel Wireless Driver got AC 9260/9270/946X/9560 Support.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1192736013480628225

OpenBSD ntpd(8) Changes.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20191111075815

Changing CPU Scheduling Priority Inside SmartOS LX Zones.
https://wiedi.frubar.net/blog/2019/11/09/priocntl-in-lx/

IBM – Sonic Delay Lines and History of 80×24 Display.
http://www.righto.com/2019/11/ibm-sonic-delay-lines-and-history-of.html

Modifications on OpenBSD sysupgrade.
https://www.vincentdelft.be/post/post_20191030

NetBSD LLDB Threading Support Now Ready for Mainline.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/lldb_threading_support_now_ready

FreeBSD Adds HBA Path in diskinfo Command.
https://twitter.com/f0andrey/status/1193241581849067520
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D22249

OpenZFS 2.0 Out in 2020 with Unified Linux/FreeBSD Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenZFS-2.0-3.0-Planning

HardenedBSD Status Report.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2019-11-09/hardenedbsd-status-report

Hardware

AMD Rome Scalability is EPYC.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/amd-rome-scalability-is-epyc/

Intel Performance Strategy Team Publishing Intentionally Misleading Benchmarks.
https://www.osnews.com/story/130873/intel-performance-strategy-team-publishing-intentionally-misleading-benchmarks/

AMD Threadripper Up to 32-Core 3970X.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15062/amds-2019-fall-update/

Does SMT Still Makes Sense?
https://www.codeblueprint.co.uk/2019/11/05/does-smt-make-sense.html

Life

It’s Not Enough to Be Right – You Also Have to Be Kind.
https://forge.medium.com/its-not-enough-to-be-right-you-also-have-to-be-kind-b8814111fe1

Other

Really Nice Royalty Free Music from Amadeus Washington.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJO5Y_8mT_4&list=UUG_xZTbsFslN-PY7sQ8rnKQ

Give Firefox Chance for Faster Calmer and Distraction Free Internet.
https://marko.fyi/firefox/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/11/04

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.

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).

UNIX

Six Prequels to FreeBSD Mastery: Jails book.
https://mwl.io/archives/4759

BSD Now 322 – Happy Birthday Unix.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/322

Protect VMware ESXi Virtual Machines with OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20191031/protect-the-esxi-virtual-machines-with-openbsd/

FreeBSD ZFS zlib zalloc/zfree Callbacks Rework Increases Write Speed from 60MB/s to 600MB/s.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=354159

FreeBSD – Installer Gnome.
https://blog.kharec.info/posts/freebsd-installer-gnome/

Brief History with Solaris.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-brief-history-with-solaris.html

Linux Professional Institute Releases BSD Specialist Certification.
https://www.lpi.org/articles/linux-professional-institute-releases-bsd-specialist-certification

OPNsense 19.7.6 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=14843.0

MidnightBSD 1.2 Released.
https://www.midnightbsd.org/notes/

FreeBSD Adds -k Skel Option to mdmfs(8) to Populate from Skeleton.
https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/commit/eaf5615c2e04cd297c3cef17bc9d2e6d106d42ca

Running TLS 1.3 with OpenSSL and Nginx.
https://cromwell-intl.com/open-source/nginx-tls-1.3/running-tls-1.3.html

Largest Amount of Bad Code – Oracle Database 12.2.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18442637

Introducing FuryBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jL9tc81958

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/02.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/11/02/23669.html

SSH Handshake Explained.
https://gravitational.com/blog/ssh-handshake-explained/

OpenBSD on Google Compute Engine.
https://www.findelabs.com/post/openbsd-on-gce/

October CMS on OpenBSD.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/october-cms-on-openbsd-4g0i

Linux versus Open Source UNIX.
https://www.adminbyaccident.com/politics/linux-vs-open-source-unix/

Hardware

Running on Intel Securely Means Disabling Hyper-Threading says Linux Kernel Maintainer.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/29/intel_disable_hyper_threading_linux_kernel_maintainer/

PINETIME – Open Source Smartwatch for Your Favorite Devices.
https://www.pine64.org/pinetime/

Life

Fantasy of Opting Out.
https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-fantasy-of-opting-out/

Microsoft Japan Experiment with 3 Days Weekend Boosts Worker Productivity by 40 Percent.
Microsoft Japan’s experiment with 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40 percent

Other

Computer Files Are Going Extinct.
https://onezero.medium.com/the-death-of-the-computer-file-doc-43cb028c0506

EOF