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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).

UNIX

Restic and Backblaze B2 for Backups.
https://harshadsharma.com/2018/04/restic-and-backblaze-b2-for-backups

Support for Marvell Armada 38x added to FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arm/2017-June/016314.html

Increasing coverage of signal semantics in regression tests on NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/increasing_coverage_of_signal_semantics

Creating Zones from Images on Tribblix.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2018/06/tribblix-creating-zones-from-images.html

Solaris 11.4 – Periodic Scrubs of ZFS Filesystems.
http://blog.moellenkamp.org/archives/37-Periodic-scrubs-of-ZFS-filesystems.html

Spacewalk for Linux Management – Part 1 – Guide for Uninitiated.
https://medium.com/@glmdev/spacewalk-for-linux-management-2701ac34df4a

Spacewalk for Linux Management – Part 2 – Setting Up Spacewalk Channels.
https://medium.com/@glmdev/setting-up-spacewalk-channels-f1db33a4e2a

FreeBSD upgrades Clang/LLVM compiler to 8.0.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344779

ReactOS 0.4.11 Released.
https://www.reactos.org/project-news/reactos-0411-released

FreeBSD on ThinkPad X280.
https://adminblog.foucry.net/2019/03/05/FreeBSD-ThinkPad/#englishversion

FreeBSD implements minidump support for RISC-V.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344830

SMoTherSpectre: transient execution attacks through port contention.
More security attacks based on SMT (Hyper Threading)
https://nebelwelt.net/blog/20190306-SMoTherSpectre.html

SPOILER: Speculative Load Hazards Boost Rowhammer and Cache Attacks.
All Intel Core CPUs are vulnerable. AMD and ARM Chips are Secure.
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.00446.pdf

BSD Now 288 – Turing Complete Sed.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/288

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/03/09/22620.html

FreeBSD Journal 2019 January/February.
http://cdn.coverstand.com/33057/571964/0954264cc0879c4080609529d858340492e14096.2.pdf
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/getting-started-with-freebsd/

Writing a Book with Unix.
https://joecmarshall.com/posts/book-writing-environment/

FreeBSD adds separate aggregation limit for non-rotating media for ZFS.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344934

The mandoc 1.14.5 Released.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190310175719

ZFS by Josh Bicking (@jibby0) about ZFS history/terminology/basics.
https://ritlug.com/talks/2019/03/07/w8-zfs/
blob:https://mozilla.github.io/ea5095f4-a7e1-461b-a496-f22893b4f95f

FreeBSD bhyve – Snapshot Save and Restore.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D19495

FreeBSD ACPI fix for HP (and possibly ASUS/Toshiba/Dell/other laptops) that fixes suspend/resume/poweroff.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1104926425126068224
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344982

Hardware

Thunderbolt 3 becomes USB 4 as Intel interconnect goes royalty-free.
https://www.osnews.com/story/129551/thunderbolt-3-becomes-usb4-as-intels-interconnect-goes-royalty-free/

USB4 Specification Announced – 40 Gbps – Type-C – Thunderbird 3 Support.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14048/usb4-specification-40-gbps-type-c-tb3

Can Supermicro rule the gaming and desktop motherboard markets?
https://www.kitguru.net/tech-news/andrzej/can-supermicro-rule-the-gaming-and-desktop-motherboard-markets/

Supermicro M11SDV-4CT-LN4F Review Low-Cost AMD EPYC 3101.
https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-m11sdv-4ct-ln4f-review-low-cost-amd-epyc-3101/

Life

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after parents protest.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/04/birmingham-school-stops-lgbt-lessons-after-parent-protests

How to speak like a leader, not like an engineer?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19349676

Other

CNCF Survey – Use of Cloud Native Technologies in Production Has Grown Over 200%.
https://www.cncf.io/blog/2018/08/29/cncf-survey-use-of-cloud-native-technologies-in-production-has-grown-over-200-percent/

Windows 10 Decrapifier – 1803/1809.
https://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/4378-windows-10-decrapifier-1803-1809

Windows 10 Decrapifier – 1709.
https://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/3977-windows-10-decrapifier-1709

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

EOF
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Valuable News – 2019/03/04

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 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).

UNIX

FreeBSD implements parallel mounting for ZFS filesystem.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344569

FreeBSD imported OpenSSL 1.1.1b into base system.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344602

Almost PHP 7.2 Composer with OpenBSD 6.4.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/almost-php-72-composer-with-openbsd-64-100o

Google Summer of Code – FreeBSD – Foundation of the Internet.
https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6583387272249344/

Top 10 most popular Docker images each contain at least 30 vulnerabilities.
https://snyk.io/blog/top-ten-most-popular-docker-images-each-contain-at-least-30-vulnerabilities/

The pfSense 2.5.0 moving to FreeBSD 12.
https://forum.netgate.com/topic/140586/heads-up-snapshots-moving-to-pfsense-2-5-0-on-freebsd-12-expect-initial-instability

FreeNAS 11.2-U2.1 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u2-1/

BSD Now 287 – rc.d in NetBSD.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/129591/rc-d-in-netbsd-bsd-now-287/

OPNsense 19.1.2 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=11849.0

GhostBSD: Solid Linux Like Open Source Alternative.
https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/GhostBSD-A-Solid-Linux-Like-Open-Source-Alternative-85859.html

OmniOS Community Edition r151028q/r151026aq/r151022co Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028q-026aq-022co

Solaris 11.4 – Filesystem Latencies with fsstat.
http://blog.moellenkamp.org/archives/36-Filesystem-latencies-with-fsstat..html

Solaris 11.4 – Latency Distribution with iostat.
http://blog.moellenkamp.org/archives/34-Latency-distribution-with-iostat.html

Building illumos-gate on AWS (2019 version).
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/02/building-illumos-gate-on-aws-2019.html

NetBSD Foundation participating in Google Summer of Code 2019.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/the_netbsd_foundation_participating_in

OpenZFS Leadership Meeting – 2019/02/26.
https://youtu.be/EXstK9ckcZQ

Some Facts about why OpenBSD Rocks.
https://why-openbsd.rocks/fact/

Rich sh (POSIX shell) Tricks.
http://www.etalabs.net/sh_tricks.html

Looking at NetBSD from OpenBSD user perspective.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190301/looking-at-netbsd-from-an-openbsd-user-perspective/

DTrace %Y print format with nanoseconds on Solaris 11.4.SRU6.
https://milek.blogspot.com/2019/03/dtrace-y-print-format-with-nanoseconds.html?m=1

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/02. `
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/03/02/22593.html

Tribblix – minimal plus pkgsrc.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2018/07/tribblix-minimal-plus-pkgsrc.html

LLDB from trunk is running on NetBSD once again.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/lldb_from_trunk_is_running

My FVWM BSD Desktop.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/35-my-fvwm-bsd-desktop

Hardware

Supermicro M11SDV-8C-LN4F with AMD EPYC 3251 8C/16T 50W Mini-ITX Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-m11sdv-8c-ln4f-review-amd-epyc-3251-mitx-platform/

AMD Athlon 240GE/220GE Review – Retaking Low Ground.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-athlon-220ge-240ge-vega-cpu,5988.html
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/usb-3-2-is-going-to-make-the-current-usb-branding-even-worse/
USB 3.2 increases bullshit and confusion.
USB 3.0 5Gb/s devices are now USB 3.2 Gen 1.
USB 3.1 10Gb/s devices are now USB 3.2 Gen 2.
USB 3.2 20Gb/s devices will be USB 3.2 Gen 2×2.

Lenovo 595 Gram Portable Display – ThinkVision M14 USB-C Monitor.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14034/lenovo-unveils-thinkvision-m14-usbc-monitor-at-mwc-2019

Chuwi To Launch Core M Powered AeroBook.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14038/chuwi-to-launch-core-m-powered-aerobook-and-ubook-models

Supermicro A2SDi-8C+-HLN4F with Intel Atom C3758 Review.
https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-a2sdi-8c_-hln4f-review/

No, ARM hasn’t lost to X86… not yet.
https://geektillithertz.com/wordpress/index.php/2019/02/27/no-arm-hasnt-lost-to-x86-not-yet/

AMD Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation.
https://www.amd.com/en/events/50th-anniversary

AMD Ryzen V1000 and EPYC 3000 at Embedded World 2019.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-ryzen-v1000-and-epyc-3000-at-embedded-world-2019/

Life

Books I Recommend.
https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/books/

Senator Portantino Reintroduces SB 328 Landmark Bill on School Start Time.
https://sd25.senate.ca.gov/news/2019-02-19/senator-portantino-reintroduces-sb-328-landmark-bill-school-start-time

Top 10 Design Flaws in Human Body.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/top-10-design-flaws-in-the-human-body

Other

We Need Chrome No More.
https://redalemeden.com/blog/2019/we-need-chrome-no-more

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/02/25

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 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).

UNIX

The Scanned versus Issued numbers for ZFS Scrubs (and Resilvers).
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/solaris/ZFSScrubScannedVsIssued

The rclone is command line program to sync files and directories to and from many cloud services.
https://rclone.org/

Make ZFS Snapshots work with Samba as Windows Shadow Copies (VSS).
https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs-auto-snapshot/wiki/Samba

Dynamically linked binaries will be built as PIE on FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344179

Book of Secret Knowledge.
Collection of awesome lists/manuals/blogs/hacks/one liners/cli/web tools and more.
https://github.com/trimstray/the-book-of-secret-knowledge

FreeBSD ZFS AMIs Now Available.
http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2019-02-16-FreeBSD-ZFS-AMIs-now-available.html

OpenBSD Desktop Using Window Maker.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190215/an-openbsd-desktop-using-windowmaker/

Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha to Run Windows x86_64 Programs on 64-Bit ARM.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Hangover-0.4-Alpha-Released

Unix Architecture Diagrams – Modern FreeBSD.
https://dspinellis.github.io/unix-architecture/arch.pdf

Hacker News Discussion – Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12199394

Pinboard tags for various BSDs.
Social Bookmarking for Introverts.
https://pinboard.in/t:freebsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:openbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:netbsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:dragonflybsd/
https://pinboard.in/t:bsd/

Bastille – Quickly Create and Manage FreeBSD Jails.
https://bastillebsd.org/
https://freshports.org/sysutils/bastille

FreeBSD Starter Kit.
https://github.com/BastilleBSD/starterkit

FreeBSD nsysctl Tutorial.
https://alfix.gitlab.io/bsd/2019/02/19/nsysctl-tutorial.html

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 1 – Target (Server).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-server.html

OpenBSD and iSCSI Part 2 – Initiator (Client).
https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2019-02-21-iscsi-client.html

New Bhyve on FreeBSD vCPU limit will be 254.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18815

FreeBSD adds kernel support for Intel userspace protection keys feature on Skylake Xeons.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344353

Looking at MySQL 8 with PostgreSQL Goggles On.
https://www.cybertec-postgresql.com/en/looking-at-mysql-8-with-postgresql-goggles-on/

FreeNAS 11.2-U2 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u2/

Free Algorithms book by Jeff Erickson.
http://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/teaching/algorithms/#book

Mutatio is simple script to keep to date with OpenBSD updates and to download new snapshots.
https://github.com/joedicastro/mutatio

PXE Booting of FreeBSD Disk Image.
https://blog.cochard.me/2019/02/pxe-booting-of-freebsd-disk-image.html

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6536 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6536/

XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4.6536 Beta Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-Beta/XigmaNAS-12.0.0.4.6536/

HAXM in pkgsrc.
HAXM is hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor).
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-users/2019/02/13/msg022207.html
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/the_hardware_assisted_virtualization_challenge

FreeBSD Imports Linux debugfs Support.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=344485

FreeBSD Find Out All Installed Hard Disk Information.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-hard-disk-information/

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/23/22569.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/16.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/16/22529.html

Hardware

Western Digital RISC-V SweRV Core Design Released for Free.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13964/western-digitals-riscv-swerv-core-released-for-free

The Last POWER1 CPU on Mars is Dead.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/02/the-last-power1-on-mars-is-dead.html

Lasers vs. Microwaves – Billion Dollar Bet on the Future of Magnetic Storage.
Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push limits of hard disks.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/lasers-vs-microwaves-the-billiondollar-bet-on-the-future-of-magnetic-storage

AMD EPYC 3201 8-Core 30W Benchmarks Review and Milestone.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-3201-8-core-benchmarks-review-and-milestone/

Samsung 983 ZET (Z-NAND) SSD Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13951/the-samsung-983-zet-znand-ssd-review/

History – SUN Modular Data Center also known as Project Blackbox.
https://gigazine.net/gsc_news/en/20061018_blackbox/
http://data-centers.in/portable-data-center/

First Intel 4.0 GHz – Pentium Gold G5620 at Retail.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13976/intels-first-40-ghz-pentium-pentium-gold-g5620-listed-at-retail

Journey to Next Gen ARM Neoverse N1 and E1 Cores.
https://www.servethehome.com/arm-neoverse-n-e-tech-day/

AMD Hiring 10 More People for Their Open Source Linux Driver Team.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-Hiring-10-More-Open-Source

Samsung Galaxy Fold – First Folding Smartphone.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13981/samsung-announces-the-galaxy-fold-the-first-folding-smartphone

Supermicro making push into high end gaming motherboards.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/supermicro-making-a-push-into-high-end-gaming-motherboards/

Intel believe that ARM Macs could come as soon as 2020.
https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/02/21/intel-officials-believe-that-arm-macs-could-come-as-soon-as-2020

Apple move to ARM based Macs creates uncertainty.
https://www.axios.com/apple-macbook-arm-chips-ea93c38a-d40a-4873-8de9-7727999c588c.html

Toshiba Collaborates with Showa Denko for MAMR 18 TB HDDs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13991/toshiba-collaborates-with-showa-denko-for-mamr-hdds

Life

Why I hate the weekends…
http://www.cdahmedeh.net/blog/2017/4/15/why-i-hate-the-weekends

Study finds no evidence cough medicines work with 1/7 patients experiencing negative side effects.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/cough-medicine-work-help-persistent-symptoms-weeks-asthma-a8531286.html

How We Lost Our Ability to Mend.
https://dieworkwear.com/post/182126040434/how-we-lost-our-ability-to-mend

Four day week trial – study finds lower stress but no cut in output.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/feb/19/four-day-week-trial-study-finds-lower-stress-but-no-cut-in-output

Google says the builtin microphone it never told Nest users about was ‘never supposed to be a secret’.
https://www.businessinsider.com/nest-microphone-was-never-supposed-to-be-a-secret-2019-2?IR=T

How Jan and Martina Died.
https://www.occrp.org/en/unfinishedlives/how-jan-and-martina-died

Other

By Summer 2019 Firefox will Block by Default All Cross-Site Third-Party Trackers.
https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1098335173089873920

EOF

 

Valuable News – 2019/02/15

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).

UNIX

How to Secure FreeBSD (server minimal edition).
https://www.adminbyaccident.com/freebsd/how-to-secure-freebsd/

GCC 8/9 vs. LLVM 7/8 Compiler Performance on POWER9 Raptor Talos II.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=power9-gcc-clang&num=5

FreeBSD Foundation – Love what FreeBSD has done for your organization?
Send your testimonial to FreeBSD Foundation!
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/about/testimonials/

SPARC and TOD Modules on Illumos.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/02/sparc-and-tod-modules-on-illumos.html

Customizing OpenBSD xenodm.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190208/customizing-openbsd-xenodm/

Modern Data Lake with Minio.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MhWE2C59L7A5Oyv6x_PL1JGltykWjS6s/view

Nord – arctic north-bluish color palette.
https://arcticicestudio.github.io/nord
https://github.com/arcticicestudio/nord

NetBSD Desktop Part 6 – vi Editor – tmux – Unicode ${TERM}.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/12-netbsd-desktop-pt-6-vi1-editor-tmux-and-unicode-term

Customized Resolution for OpenBSD in VirtualBox.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190131/customized-resolution-for-openbsd-in-virtualbox/

The mblaze is Maildir focused command line mail client.
https://github.com/chneukirchen/mblaze

Sony Pictures releases OpenColorIO under BSD license.
http://opencolorio.org/

Tricks QNX Uses to Outperform Other Microkernels.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9872640

LinuxQuestions.org 2018 Members Choice Awards – Winners from 2018 Year.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2018-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-awards-128/?daysprune=-1

LinuxQuestions.org 2017 Members Choice Awards – Winners from 2017 Year.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/2017-linuxquestions-org-members-choice-awards-126/?daysprune=-1

FreeBSD Implements ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization).
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343964

HardenedBSD has ASLR while FreeBSD just got (only) ASR.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1094717146402377728

Handy AT&T UNIX Quick Guide from 1982.
https://twitter.com/mattblaze/status/1092222055754489856

Setup QEMU with HAX Acceleration on NetBSD.
http://polprog.net/blog/netbsd-hax/

OpenBSD imported OpenRsync (with pledge/unveil support) into its base system.
https://twitter.com/openbsd/status/1094750961107697664
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190211081518
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/rsync/
https://github.com/kristapsdz/openrsync/blob/master/README.md

FreeBSD on ARM64 on Scalable Cloud Platform.
https://community.scaleway.com/t/freebsd-on-arm64/6678

The gotop activity monitor inspired by gtop and vtop written in Go.
https://github.com/cjbassi/gotop

Thoughts on SPARC Support in Illumos.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/02/thoughts-on-sparc-support-in-illumos.html

OpenNebula 5.7.80 Beta Contextualization Packages for FreeBSD Guest.
“With this beta version, we are excited to announce initial support for the FreeBSD guests!”
https://opennebula.org/beta-contextualization-packages/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028o/r151026ao/r151022cm Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028o-026a0-022cm

First Impressions of Project Trident 18.12 from DistroWatch.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190211#trident

First Draft of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails by Michael W. Lucas is complete.
https://mwl.io/archives/4048

IBM Looks at Adding Support for LLVM/Clang to AIX.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=IBM-Looking-At-AIX-LLVM-Clang
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2019-February/130175.html

Minio – Minimalist Object Storage Technology.
http://storagegaga.com/minio-the-minimalist-object-storage-technology/

Deploying Kubernetes on SmartOS.
https://youtu.be/rA0pcmqpRx4

The sysctlview GTK tool to explore FreeBSD sysctl-mib-tree is now committed to FreeBSD Ports.
https://freshports.org/deskutils/sysctlview/

KDE Plasma in FreeBSD Ports is updated to 5.15.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=492811
https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.15.0.php

Arch Linux Easy ZFS (ALEZ) Installer – ZFS Boot Environments on Linux.
https://github.com/danboid/ALEZ

Middleton BIOS for ThinkPad X61/T61/R61/X300.
https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Middleton%27s_BIOS

Long Slow Death of Commercial Unix.
“Apple MacOS and iOS are both derived from FreeBSD – and that installed base isn’t going anywhere.”
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3339381/data-center/the-long-slow-death-of-unix.html

Proposal for new RPKI validator – OpenBSD rpki-client(1).
https://medium.com/@jobsnijders/a-proposal-for-a-new-rpki-validator-openbsd-rpki-client-1-15b74e7a3f65

The dm-pkg is simple script to use dmenu on FreeBSD to install package.
https://github.com/nicholasbernstein/dm-pkg/blob/master/dm-pkg
https://youtu.be/NBhFNLyu3TU

Red Hat Satellite chooses PostgreSQL instead MongoDB.
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-satellite-standardize-postgresql-backend

PostgreSQL 11.2/10.7/9.6.12/9.5.16/9.4.21 Released.
https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/1920/

FreeBSD User Tries Out NetBSD 8.0.
https://youtu.be/OxB70pg5Tsg

BSD Now 285 – BSD Strategy.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/285

USE Method – FreeBSD Performance Checklist.
http://www.brendangregg.com/USEmethod/use-freebsd.html

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/09
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/09/22487.html

Lazy Reading for 2019/02/10.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/10/22508.html

Hardware

Work on ARM – Issue 81.
https://www.worksonarm.com/blog/woa-issue-81/

Blackbird POWER9 Micro ATX Motherboard from Raptor.
https://www.raptorcs.com/content/BK1B01/intro.html

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X Review.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13945/the-amd-ryzen-5-2500x-and-ryzen-3-2300x-cpu-review/

FOSDEM 2019 – Pinebook Pro – PinePhone Dev Kits.
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7093&pid=44316#pid44316

PINE64 Community.
https://twitter.com/thepine64/status/1021864868893405185
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7158

Why More Organizations Will Move Toward Offline Tape Based Storage Strategy in 2019.
https://www.comparethecloud.net/articles/why-more-organisations-will-move-toward-an-offline-tape-based-storage-strategy-in-2019/

New Hardware from PINE64.
https://blog.hackster.io/new-hardware-from-pine64-a7c95e26684d

Life

Salary Negotiation – Make More Money – Be More Valued.
https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/

People Who Struggle to Get Out of Bed Are More Intelligent.
People who went to bed after 11 P.M. and got up after 8 A.M. earned more money and enjoyed a happier lifestyle.
https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/news/a7911/people-struggle-to-get-out-of-bed-smarter/

Why Childhood Indoctrination Messes Up Kids.
https://youtu.be/WHunC3Z-ccE

I Cut the ‘Big Five’ Tech Giants From My Life. It Was Hell.
https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194

Other

PKI for Busy People.
https://rehn.me/posts/pki-for-busy-people.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/02/08

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).

UNIX

Hack DigitalOcean to Run OpenBSD with Native IPv6.
https://mitchriedstra.com/2018/11/openbsd-and-ipv6-on-digital-ocean.html

Haiku OS Ports More Networking Drivers From FreeBSD.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Haiku-More-FreeBSD-Network

Integration of LLVM Sanitizers with NetBSD Base System.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/integration_of_the_llvm_sanitziers

Final Report on Clang/LLD State on NetBSD.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/final_report_on_clang_lld

Dotfile Madness.
https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/02/01/dotfile-madness/

Netflix Continues Experiencing Great Performance in Using FreeBSD for CDN.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-FreeBSD-2019

Netflix and FreeBSD – Using Open Source to Deliver Streaming Video – FOSDEM 2019.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/netflix_freebsd/attachments/slides/3103/export/events/attachments/netflix_freebsd/slides/3103/FOSDEM_2019_Netflix_and_FreeBSD.pdf

FreeNAS 11.2 Reviewed in DistroWatch Feature Story.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190204#freenas

FreeBSD in Audio Studio.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/freebsd_in_audio_studio/

Work from HardenedBSD has made it back into FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/ed_maste/status/1092604515075932166
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18319

NomadBSD 1.2 Mini Review.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99246.0

OPNsense 19.1.1 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-19-1-1-released/

How to Install GNOME on FreeBSD.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-gnome-on-freebsd/

HardenedBSD 1100056.13 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-02-06/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005613

HardenedBSD 1200058.3 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-02-06/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000583

The tailflix is replacement for tail -F that asks you if you are still watching.
https://github.com/walaura/tailflix

BSD Now 284 – FOSDEM 2019.
https://fireside.fm/s/FYhhasNR+YZcPrD44

How BSD/FreeBSD different from Linux?
https://www.geekboots.com/story/how-bsdfreebsd-different-from-linux

Restore FreeBSD from ZFS Snapshot.
https://hashbang0.com/2019/02/07/restore-freebsd-from-a-zfs-snapshot/

Setup mfsBSD for receiving ZFS snapshots on systems with low memory.
https://hashbang0.com/2019/02/07/setting-up-mfsbsd-for-receiving-zfs-snapshots-on-systems-with-low-memory/

LibreOffice 6.2 Released.
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.2
New Tabbed UI and Groupedbar Compact UI Available.

Preliminary Support for cloud-init is now available in vm-bhyve.
https://twitter.com/serveraptor/status/1093813549347102720
https://github.com/churchers/vm-bhyve/pull/291

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/02.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/02/02/22464.html

Hardware

What is Wrong with Raspberry Pi.
https://ownyourbits.com/2019/02/02/whats-wrong-with-the-raspberry-pi/

So Long, Itanium.
https://www.talospace.com/2019/02/so-long-itanium.html

PA-RISC was possible AmigaOS target.
http://www.amigareport.com/ar303/feature3.html

Seagate HAMR Hard Drives and 24 TB HDDs on Track in 2020.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13935/seagate-hdd-plans-2019

AMD Radeon VII Review – Unexpected Shot at the High End.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13923/the-amd-radeon-vii-review/

Life

Holocaust Paradox: Long Lives for Those Who Survived.
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-28/holocaust-health-paradox-survivors-lived-longer

Let Children Get Bored Again.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/opinion/sunday/children-bored.html

Other

Finding Lena the Patron Saint of JPEGs.
https://www.wired.com/story/finding-lena-the-patron-saint-of-jpegs/

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio.
https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/02/firefox-66-to-block-automatically-playing-audible-video-and-audio/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/01/25

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 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).

UNIX

FreeBSD fixed pfsync change that break CARP.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343130

Restoration of Early UNIX Artifacts.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/usenix09/tech/full_papers/toomey/toomey.pdf

Amiga 500 Papercraft Pattern.
http://rockybergen.com/whatsnew/2019/1/15/amiga-500-papercraft-design
https://www.docdroid.net/file/download/PE7D4vg/amiga-500-ver1.pdf

Ansible BSD Working Group.
https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/BSD

Ansible Solaris Working Group.
https://github.com/ansible/community/wiki/Solaris

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/19.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/01/19/22394.html

Debian systemd maintainer will not maintain systemd anymore.
“What’s going on is just too stupid/crazy.”
https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2019-January/041971.html
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/agna5n/debian_systemd_maintainer_steps_down_over/

AMIGA gets LZ4 for 68k CPUs.
https://github.com/arnaud-carre/lz4-68k

[POLISH] ZFS – Rewolucja w Systemach Plikow (Mariusz Zaborski).
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/pdf/programista_zfs_2015.pdf

LiteCLI is user friendly command line client for SQLite database.
https://www.pgcli.com/launching-litecli.html

OpenBSD can now join any open WiFi network.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190120142708

OpenBSD deletes vmm(4) on i386.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190120142529

NomadBSD 1.2-RC1 Released.
nomadbsd.org/index.html#rel1.2-rc1

Open source Spotify UNIX client available on FreeBSD as audio/spotifyd port.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=490765

OpenBSD added support for 2TB of memory on amd64.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190121081245

HardenedBSD 1200058.2 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2019-01-20/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000582

SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE based on HardenedBSD 1200058.2 Available.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2019/01/23/solobsd-19-01-stable/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028l/r151026al/r151022cj Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028l-026al-022cj

Wayland Support on BSDs Continuing to Improve.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Wayland-BSD-Improving-2019

Lumina from Project Trident will replace Fluxbox with their own WM after its finished.
https://twitter.com/q5sys/status/1087422097499062274

For the Love of Pipes.
https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/for-the-love-of-pipes/

FreeBSD adds trim(8) command for devices with wear leveling algorithms.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=343118

ClarityOS is Safe/Secure/Modern/Reliable HardenedBSD fork.
Goal is to make BSD as open and customizable as possible, while keeping it easy, simple and accessible to as many people as possible!
https://clarityos.net/

MidnightBSD Developer Journal.
https://www.justjournal.com/users/mbsd/entry/33772

Out-of-the-Box 10GE Network Benchmarks on Linux Distributions and FreeBSD 12.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=10gbe-linux-freebsd12&num=3

FreeBSD in top(1) will not now show swap line if there are no swap devices.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D18928

Wine 4.0 Released.
https://www.winehq.org/news/2019012201

AMD Open Source Driver for Vulkan.
https://github.com/GPUOpen-Drivers/AMDVLK

Kerberized NFS4 in Mixed Environment.
FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE as KDC/Kerberos/NFS4 Server with Windows/Ubuntu as Clients.
https://amoradi.org/public/kerberized_nfsv4.txt

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6400 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6400/

FreeBSD utility nsysctl to show MIB tree in XML.
https://twitter.com/alfsiciliano/status/1087561685693427712

HOWTO – VNET Jails on FreeBSD 12 with ZFS.
https://www.reddit.com/r/freebsd/comments/ahdbbq/howto_jails_freebsd_12_vnet_zfs/

Building FreeBSD based home router.
https://kamila.is/learning/building-my-home-router/

Project Trident 18.12 Overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YizY1YblzU

What’s Wrong with tar?
https://www.cyphar.com/blog/post/20190121-ociv2-images-i-tar

BSD Now 282 – Open the Rsync.
https://bsdnow.fireside.fm/282

ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE Available – First Public Release.
https://clonos.tekroutine.com/download.html

Hardware

Rock Pi 4 Review – Is this Raspberry Pi challenger you’ve been looking for?
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/rock-pi-4-review-is-this-the-raspberry-pi-challenger-youve-been-looking-for/

Freedom and Privacy in the Datacenter.
https://media.ccc.de/v/froscon2018-2170-freedom_and_privacy_in_the_datacenter

Introducing Ultra EPYC AMD Powered Sun Ultra 24 Workstation.
https://www.servethehome.com/introducing-the-ultra-epyc-amd-powered-sun-ultra-24-workstation/

Thin-ITX AMD AM4 Motherboard.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13885/the-true-shortest-am4-motherboard-thinitx-comes-to-amd

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2018/

Double Height DDR4 – 32GB Modules Reviewed.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13694/double-height-ddr4-gskill-zadak-2x32gb-ddr4-3200

Life

Men’s and Women’s Brains.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ9L9YBJkk8

Philip Zimbardo’s Response to Recent Criticisms of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
https://www.prisonexp.org/response/

50 Years Ago Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Point Blame at Fat.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat

Students Learn From People They Love.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/opinion/learning-emotion-education.html

The Process of Mastering a Skill.
https://azeria-labs.com/the-process-of-mastering-a-skill/

Real Hardware for the FreeBSD BeaST Storage System.
https://mezzantrop.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/the-real-hardware-for-the-beast-storage-system/

Remote Code Execution in Linux apt/apt-get Commands.
https://justi.cz/security/2019/01/22/apt-rce.html

The Alarming Decline of Quality Youth Playtime.
https://houseoflawandorder.com/the-alarming-decline-of-quality-youth-playtime/

Other

Quake 1.5 Refreshed FPS Classic with New Maps/Monsters/Mayhem.
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/01/18/quake-1-5-is-a-massive-mod-overhaul-for-the-fps-classic/amp/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/01/11

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).

UNIX

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/05.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/01/05/22307.html

Devin Teske made sysconf(8) to safely edit system config files on FreeBSD.
Another great tool after sysrc(8) that allows safe edit of system rc files.
https://github.com/freebsdfrau/FrauBSD/tree/master/sysconf

New PEFS 2018.12.29 Release.
http://pefs.io/blog/2018/12/release-20181229/?fbclid=IwAR2fPxLnl18rfAVcQ6OmMR7FhsRGuorHq84xYhQ-cnO2m7_7Z2aSFB65PLI

Revive Cisco IDS Into Capable OpenBSD Computer.
https://komlositech.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/revive-a-cisco-ids-into-a-capable-openbsd-firewall/

How I did start using FreeBSD.
https://www.banym.de/how-i-did-start-using-freebsd.html

MacBook Pro 9.2 Gets FreeBSD Support.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1081395210259595265

New HardenedBSD 13.0 Image for RPI3.
https://hardenedbsd.org/~shawn/rpi3/2019-01-05/HardenedBSD-aarch64-13.0-HARDENEDBSD-fa32a12f857-RaspberryPi3.img.xz
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1081919725611950082

FreeBSD gives sh(1) proper default prompt instead of just “$“.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342812

More FreeBSD RFC Sendmail Deprecation Discussion.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-arch/2017-December/018712.html

DistroWatch – Feature Story – FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE Review.
“(…) this release feels like a polished and improved incremental step forward.”
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190107#freebsd

DistroWatch – Musings on Distros After Prolonged Use (2019).
“FreeBSD is probably my favourite server-oriented operating system, mostly because it never surprises me.
FreeBSD tends to do what you tell it to do, and just do what you tell it to do.”

https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20190107#lookback

New ZFS on FreeBSD Implementation Can Now Be Tested with TrueOS.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ZFS-On-Linux-Test-TrueOS-Spin
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/snapshot-zol/

OmniOS Community Edition r151028j/r151026aj/r151022ch.
https://omniosce.org/article/release-028j-026aj-022ch

FreeBSD Foundation – December 2018 – Development Projects Update.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/december-2018-development-projects-update/

Zackup – Backup to ZFS – Inspired by BackupPC.
https://github.com/digineo/zackup

POSIX Shell and Utilities.
https://shellhaters.org/

OPNsense 18.7.10 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=10903.0

A wc clone written in Rust.
https://crates.io/crates/cw

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 1).
https://www.jasonvanpatten.com/2015/11/26/freebsd-as-my-network-storage-server/

FreeBSD as my Network Storage Server (Part 2).
https://www.jasonvanpatten.com/2015/11/26/freebsd-as-my-network-storage-server-part-2/

Knightmare: DevOps Cautionary Tale.
Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

IOCCC: Best of Show.
https://www.ioccc.org/2018/mills/hint.html

Quick Naive Benchmarks on AMD A8-5550M APU on FreeBSD (with and without AESNI).
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-December/072466.html

Goal of GameBSD is to provide a place for students to learn about programming and technology.
https://gamebsd.com/index.html

AIX 7.2 running on AARCH64 (ARM) Pinebook with QEMU.
https://twitter.com/astr0baby/status/1082811124897251328

OpenBSD Router.
http://www.homeandofficeit.com/Main/OpenBSDRouter

New console font Spleen made default on OpenBSD.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190110064857

Interactive VIM Tutorial.
https://openvim.com/

ZFS on Linux does not work on Linux 5.0 kernels.
https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=154714516832389

Hardware

AMD Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series Launched – 2nd Gen Mobile at 15W-35Wand Chromebooks.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13771/amd-ces-2019-ryzen-mobile-3000-series-launched

AMD launches two new A-series 6W chips for Chromebooks.
https://liliputing.com/2019/01/amd-launches-two-new-a-series-chips-for-chromebooks.html

AMD Powered Acer Chromebook 315 Announced.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13783/acer-at-ces-amd-powered-acer-chromebook-315-announced

Huawei claims its Kunpeng 920 ARM based processor is the industry’s fastest.
64 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with 8-channel DDR4 memory.
Also two 100G RoCE ports and support for PCIe Gen4 and CCIX.
https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/06/huawei-claims-its-kunpeng-920-arm-based-risc-processor-is-the-industrys-fastest/

Huawei Unveils Industry’s Highest-Performance ARM-based CPU.
https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2019/1/huawei-unveils-highest-performance-arm-based-cpu

Samsung Plans 3nm Gate-All-Around FETs in 2021.
https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1333318

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Gets Thinner.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13833/lenovo-at-ces-2019-7th-gen-thinkpad-x1-carbon-gets-thinner

Life

Amazon sent 1700 audio recordings of Alexa user to a stranger.
https://www.hackread.com/amazon-sent-audio-recordings-of-alexa-user-to-stranger/?fbclid=IwAR0B9CiTTpOxDClsNmfrlmRxyzP1nHzMYbCk2e8aAI8EgNkgKvyImJXGd-A

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone.
https://aeon.co/ideas/before-you-can-be-with-others-first-learn-to-be-alone

10 Harmful Effects of Religion.
http://sarahrocksdale.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2019/01/08/10-Harmful-Effects-of-Religion

System Down: systemd-journald Exploit.
https://www.qualys.com/2019/01/09/system-down/system-down.txt

Other

The State Of Software Security In 2019.
https://noncombatant.org/2019/01/06/state-of-security-2019/

The Developer Experience Bait-and-Switch.
https://infrequently.org/2018/09/the-developer-experience-bait-and-switch/

LinkedIn violates privacy and detects usage of browser extensions.
https://github.com/dandrews/nefarious-linkedin

Classic Doom gets 3D/HD remaster – courtesy of the fans.
https://www.pcgamesn.com/doom/doom-remaster

RPG Codex Review: ATOM RPG (Remix of Fallout Story).
https://rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=11080

Facebook is the new crapware.
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/09/facebook-is-the-new-crapware/

EOF