Valuable News – 2020/04/27

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).


GCC Always Assumes Aligned Pointer Accesses.

OpenZFS Gets 3x Throughput Boost for ZVOL Sync Write Performance.

TrueNAS Suggestion Tickets.

TrueNAS and FreeNAS – iSCSI Shares Overview.

Installing Graylog on OpenBSD from Scratch.

MixerTUI 1.1 for FreeBSD Available.

BSD Now 347 – New Directions.

FreeBSD Foundation – 500% if_bridge Performance Improvement.

FreeNAS 11.3-U2.1 Available.

8 Bay TrueNAS Core ZFS NAS Build Walkthrough in SilverStone CS381 Chassis.

DragonflyBSD Quick Start.

EKCD – Encrypted Crash Dumps in FreeBSD.

Transfer Files over WiFi from Your Computer to Your Mobile Device by Scanning QR Code.

HardenedBSD April 2020 Status Report.

In Other BSDs for 2020/04/25.

Short/Fast FreeBSD Webcam Configuration.

Building WireGuard Jail with FreeBSD Standard Tools.

Minimal Manual of Contributing to Illumos.


ARM Development for Office – Unboxing Ampere eMag Workstation.

ASRock Rack EPYCD8-2T AMD EPYC Motherboard Review.

Difference Between SMR and CMR Drives.

Western Digital Admits 2TB-6TB WD Red NAS Drives use SMR.

Beware of SMR Drives in CMR Clothing.

Intel with All Meltdown/Spec/Leak Mitigations Syscall Cost Went from ~70ns to About ~350ns.


Remote Software Developers Earn 22% More Than Non Remote Developers.

Harrison Ford – Stop Giving Power to People Who Do Not Believe in Science.


Google Data Centers Now Work Harder when Sun Shines and Wind Blows.


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