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Valuable News – 2018/12/28

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 iocage 1.0 Released.
https://github.com/iocage/iocage/releases/tag/1.0

FreeBSD in Audio Studio.
FreeBSD is usually not the first choice for music art, but it has quite a lot to offer.
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/freebsd_in_audio_studio/

Install DragonFly BSD 5.4.
https://gitlab.com/jacekkowalczyk82/freebsd/blob/master/DragonFlyBSD.md

FreeBSD and USB MIDI.
https://meka.rs/blog/2017/06/17/freebsd-usb-midi/

In Other BSDs for 2018/12/22.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/22/22216.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.11 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-22/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v110005611

HardenedBSD 1200058.1 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-12-22/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-12-stable-v12000581

DragonFly 5.4.1 Released.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/12/24/22268.html

FreeBSD 2018/01-09 Status Report.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2018-01-2018-09.html

FreeBSD Had Very Successful 2018 – Performance Improvements – Better Hardware Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-2018-Q1-Q3-Status

Blender 2.8 Released.
https://www.blender.org/2-8/

FreeBSD Foundation Created FreeBSD Timeline.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/freebsd/timeline/

Gitea On OpenBSD – Using Official Package.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/gitea-on-openbsd-using-official-package-2ogl

BSD Now 278 – Real McCoy.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128586/the-real-mccoy-bsd-now-278/

FreeBSD switches mutexes to atomics in GEOM_DEV I/O path.
IOPS increases from 600K to 800K+ on NVMe at 72-core systems.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=342558

FreeBSD Wireless Quickstart.
http://srobb.net/fbsdquickwireless.html

Haiku Beta – Release Heard Around the World.
https://medium.com/@andrewgreimann_62789/haiku-beta-the-release-heard-around-the-world-d776cae5f3e7

Mac OS X Kernel Programming Guide – BSD Overview.
How much BSD is in the macOS system.
https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/Darwin/Conceptual/KernelProgramming/BSD/BSD.html

FreeBSD on ThinkPad X240.
https://unrelenting.technology/articles/freebsd-on-the-thinkpad-x240

Hardware

Distrowatch.com – First Impressions of Pinebook.
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181224#pinebook

Slimbook PRO2.
https://slimbook.es/en/pro-ultrabook-13-aluminium

Banana Pi to Launch 24-Core ARM Server.
https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/12/26/banana-pi-24-core-arm-server/

Life

Sugar Sick Secrets: How Industry Forces Have Manipulated Science to Downplay the Harm.
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2018/12/412916/sugars-sick-secrets-how-industry-forces-have-manipulated-science-downplay-harm

World’s Newest Major Religion – No Religion.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-secular-nones-rising-religion/

What is each country’s second-largest religious group?
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/06/22/what-is-each-countrys-second-largest-religious-group/

Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over Creationism.
https://slate.com/technology/2015/11/polls-americans-believe-in-evolution-less-in-creationism.html

35 years ago Isaac Asimov was asked by Star to predict world of 2019.
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/12/27/35-years-ago-isaac-asimov-was-asked-by-the-star-to-predict-the-world-of-2019-here-is-what-he-wrote.html

Other

DOOMBA – Convert your Roomba tracking data into randomized DOOM map.
http://richwhitehouse.com/index.php?postid=72

EOF
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Valuable News – 2018/12/01

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).

UNIX

Fixing php72_fpm in OpenBSD 6.4.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/fixing-php72fpm-on-openbsd-64-f0f

Sometimes It’s Necessary – Running x86_64 Binaries on Talos II POWER9 System.
https://www.talospace.com/2018/11/sometimes-its-necessary-running-x8664.html

Our pragmatic attachment to OpenBSD PF for our firewall needs.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/sysadmin/OpenBSDPFAttachment

FreeBSD 12.0-RC2 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-November/090068.html

Super Capsicumizer 9000 for FreeBSD.
Run anything (like full blown GTK apps) under Capsicum.
https://github.com/myfreeweb/capsicumizer

Stardew Valley on FreeBSD.
http://bitcannon.net/post/stardew-valley-on-freebsd/

NetBSD ported FreeBSD’s sysrc as nbsysrc.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/nbsysrc-sysrc-for-netbsd/280

New CBSD 12.0.1 Release.
https://www.bsdstore.ru/en/news.html

GhostBSD 18.10 Screenshots.
https://www.distroscreens.com/2018/11/ghostbsd-1810-screenshots.html

Separate FreeBSD Images for arm64 PINEBOOK.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=340981
https://people.freebsd.org/~manu/FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT-arm64-aarch64-PINEBOOK.img.xz

The Chapter 14. HardenedBSD of the HardenedBSD Handbook has been migrated/ported to wiki page.
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/hardenedBSD/wiki

DragonFly BSD 5.4rc1 Image Available.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/11/27/22157.html

OpenBGPD – Adding Diversity to the Route Server Landscape.
https://labs.ripe.net/Members/claudio_jeker/openbgpd-adding-diversity-to-route-server-landscape

HardenedBSD 1100056.9 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-11-28/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000569

BSD Now 274 – Language Assembly.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/128241/language-assembly-bsd-now-274/

Migrating OmniOS Virtual Machine from KVM to bhyve.
https://omniosce.org/info/bhyve_migrate

FreeBSD on XPS 13: Part 1.
https://jammy.co/posts/freebsd-on-xps-13-part-1/

FreeBSD on XPS 13: Part 2.
https://jammy.co/posts/freebsd-on-xps-13-part-2/

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6229 Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6229/

Interim Support Guarantee for FreeBSD 12.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2018-November/001854.html

Shawn Webb open sourced scripts to automate building of HardenedBSD binary updates.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1068510009359777792
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/update-publisher

NetBSD Desktop Part 1 – Manual NetBSD Installation on GPT/UEFI.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-part-1-manual-netbsd-installation-on-gpt-uefi/284

NetBSD Desktop Part 2 – Setup Wireless Networking on NetBSD.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-2-set-up-wireless-networking-on-netbsd-with-wpa-supplicant-and-dhcpcd/281

NetBSD Desktop Part 3 – Simple Stateful Firewall with NPF.
https://unitedbsd.com/t/netbsd-desktop-pt-3-simple-stateful-firewall-with-npf/286

Why BSD/OS is the best candidate for being the only tested legally open UNIX.
https://virtuallyfun.com/wordpress/2018/11/26/why-bsd-os-is-the-best-candidate-for-being-the-only-tested-legally-open-unix/

You can download BSD/OS 4.2 ISO images from here if you want to check it out.
https://archive.org/details/bsdi-42

Robust Upgrade on Ubuntu using ZFS and Containers.
https://www.prakashsurya.com/post/2018-11-30-robust-upgrade-on-ubuntu/

QuickStart Guide on pot.
https://people.freebsd.org/~pizzamig/pot/QuickStart.html

FreeBSD adds new small trim(1) tool.
To wipe blocks on flash devices that use wear-leveling algorithms.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=341232

FreeBSD 12.0-RC3 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2018-December/090138.html

Call for Papers for BSDCan 2019 which will be held 2019/05/17-18 (Fri/Sat) in Ottawa, Canada.
https://www.bsdcan.org/2019/papers.php

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0 Beta 3 Released.
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/oracle-vm-virtualbox-60-beta-3-released

Grepping User-Agent: from FreeBSD Developers Mail.
https://gist.github.com/Jehops/ed3d60b103df439ecea782bd9ed37fec

Hardware

Are cheap low power x86 CPUs an alternative to higher end makers ARM boards?
https://rk.edu.pl/en/are-cheap-low-power-x86-cpus-n-alternative-higher-end-makers-arm-boards/

IBM Mainframe z14 Microprocessor and System Control Design.
https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/941/isscc-2018-the-ibm-z14-microprocessor-and-system-control-design/

Odroid-H2 – World’s first open-spec Intel Gemini Lake computer.
https://www.iotgadgets.com/2018/11/the-worlds-first-open-spec-intel-gemini-lake-single-board-computer-goes-out-of-stock-within-24-hours/

Odroid-H2 – Benchmarks of the Intel Powered $111 Board.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-ODROID-H2-Benchmarks

Lenovo to pay $7.3m for installing adware in 750,000 laptops.
https://www.hackread.com/lenovo-to-pay-fine-for-installing-adware-in-laptops/

CeBIT is Dead.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13656/cebit-trade-show-axed

Life

Why everything will collapse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsA3PK8bQd8

Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/well/mind/breathing-through-the-nose-may-offer-unique-brain-benefits.html

12 Monkeys Is the Apocalypse Movie We Need Right Now
https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/12-monkeys-why-terry-gilliams-movie-is-so-relevant-today.html

Other

Researchers Created Fake ‘Master’ Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjenyd/researchers-created-fake-master-fingerprints-to-unlock-smartphones

CPJ Safety Advisory: Pegasus spyware used to target journalists, civil society.
https://cpj.org/2018/10/cpj-safety-advisory-pegasus-spyware-used-to-target.php

ŁódΕΊ – the Office Eldorado in the centre of Poland.
http://www.outsourcingportal.eu/en/lodz-the-office-eldorado-in-the-centre-of-poland

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/22

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 2018/09/15.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/15/21792.html

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-September/000450.html

Colin Percival reduced FreeBSD startup time from 10627ms (11.2) to 4738ms (12.0).
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1041433506453155840


OpenBSD/NetBSD on FreeBSD using grub2-bhyve.

https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/53/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0916 Viva Mexico Edition.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/09/16/solobsd-11-2-stable-0916-viva-mexico-edition/

HardenedBSD Foundation Announced.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2018-09-17/announcing-hardenedbsd-foundation

Insufficiently known POSIX shell features.
https://apenwarr.ca/log/20110228

OpenBSD VMM Howto.
https://gist.github.com/tvlooy/fd6bc5a77bc03f4d419f395dfcf4f038

ZFS Hardware Acceleration with QAT (Intel Quick Assist Technology).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_J4mRfoVJQRV3ZOd1ZMWkphcV9OYXdWT0FBblVHbVZpSmZj/view

Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition now with 40% off using RIGHT2READ40 code.
https://twitter.com/mwlauthor/status/1042090426906370054
https://nostarch.com/absfreebsd3

VirtualBox VM Escape – From Compiler Optimization to Code Execution – CVE-2018-2844.
https://www.voidsecurity.in/2018/08/from-compiler-optimization-to-code.html

LLVM 7.0.0 Released.
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-announce/2018-September/000080.html

New nmctl Network Manager for OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/videlft/status/1042518095045251073
http://vincentdelft.be/post/post_20180919

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE will use LLVM 7.0.0 compiler.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230240

BSD Now 264 – Optimized-Out.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127211/optimized-out-bsd-now-264/

Videos and Slides from 2018 OpenZFS Developer Summit.
http://www.open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2018

Falling in Love with Rust.
http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2018/09/18/falling-in-love-with-rust/

Almost Forgotten art of procmail with fetchmail .
https://box.matto.nl/fetchmail.html

XigmaNAS x64 11.2.0.4.6026 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.6026/

Linux developers threaten to pull β€œkill switch” in response to CoC controversy.
https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/

FreeBSD process title and missing memory space.
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/54/

Hardware

AMD EPYC β€˜Rome’ 7nm CPU Performance Leaks Out – Scores 12500 Points in Cinebench.
https://wccftech.com/amd-epyc-rome-7nm-64-core-cpu-performance-benchmark-leak/

Inaugural RISC-V Summit Agenda 2018/12/03-06.
https://riscv.org/2018/09/agenda-for-inaugural-risc-v-summit/

Ampere ARM64 32 Core CPU Shipping.
Eight DDR4-2667 memory controllers.
42 lanes PCIe 3.0 for high bandwidth I/O.
125W TDP for maximum power efficiency.
TSMC 16nm FinFET process.
32 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $850.
16 cores @ up to 3.3 Ghz Turbo $550.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/18/ampere_shipping/
https://amperecomputing.com/ampere-announces-availability-of-emag-for-hyperscale-cloud-computing-and-unveils-aggressive-multi-generation-roadmap/
https://www.opencompute.org/files/18150J-Ampere-PPT-OCPSummitKumar-final.pdf

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 for laptops could pack 8.5 billion transistors with 15W TDP.
https://www.techradar.com/news/qualcomm-snapdragon-1000-for-laptops-could-pack-85-billion-transistors

ARMv8.5-A Architecture Developments 2018.
https://community.arm.com/processors/b/blog/posts/arm-a-profile-architecture-2018-developments-armv85a

Life

Every Weekend Should Be 3-Day Weekend.
https://www.thecut.com/2015/09/every-weekend-should-be-a-3-day-weekend.html

For me this is paradise – life in the Spanish city that banned cars.
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/sep/18/paradise-life-spanish-city-banned-cars-pontevedra

French bookshops revolt after prize selects novel self-published on Amazon.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/15/french-bookshops-revolt-after-prize-selects-novel-self-published-on-amazon

Other

Explore immersive web with Firefox Reality available for Viveport/Oculus/Daydream.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/09/18/firefox-reality-now-available/

IDAD – International Day Against DRM.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/09/18/idad-international-day-against-drm/

Software disenchantment.
http://tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/15

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

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/08.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/08/21755.html

Including optimized out kernel symbols in dtrace on FreeBSD.
https://farhan.codes/2018/08/16/including-optimized-out-kernel-symbols-in-dtrace-on-freebsd/

Lazy Reading for 2018/09/09.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/09/21750.html

NIH Package manager for pkgsrc.
http://pkgsrc.se/pkgtools/nih

OpenBSD on the Desktop: some thoughts.
https://blog.gsora.xyz/openbsd-on-the-desktop-some-thoughts/

Ansible modules for OpenBSD vmm(4).
https://github.com/jasperla/ansible-vmm

OpenBSD vmm(4) got qcow2 image support.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=153646618113084&w=2

FreeBSD bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI.
FreeBSD Bootonly ISO failures PXE booting under UEFI

Dosbox-X is fork of DOSBox wth goal of accurate emulation for Windows 95/98/ME systems.
http://dosbox-x.com/

vm-bhyve with NAT on FreeBSD.
https://www.foxk.it/blog/2018-09-08_vm-bhyve/

FreeNAS 11.2-BETA3 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-beta3/

Nextcloud in FreeBSD Ports updated to 14.0.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=479446

New FreeNAS 11.2 Beta 3 Interface.
https://twitter.com/TomLawrenceTech/status/1039623935170682880

FreeBSD PKGng plugin for querying which package provides a particular file.
https://github.com/rosorio/pkg-provides

FreeBSD SA 18:12.elf.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-18:12.elf.asc

FreeBSD EN 18:08.lazyfpu.
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-18:08.lazyfpu.asc

FreeBSD 12.x suspend/resume works on ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Generation after BIOS 1.30 update and sleep state set to ‘Linux’.
https://twitter.com/lwhsu/status/1039711710913945601

FreeBSD 12.x amd64 has NUMA enabled for GENERIC/MINIMAL kernels.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-September/071168.html
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338602

My FreeBSD packages are out of date, how do I fix that?
https://vincerants.com/my+freebsd+packages+are+out+of+date%2c+how+do+i+fix+that%3f

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA4 on Pinebook.
https://twitter.com/manuvadot/status/1039943151383977985

BSD Now 263 – Encrypt That Pool.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127081/encrypt-that-pool-bsd-now-263/

RFC8446 compliant OpenSSL 1.1.1 landed in FreeBSD 12.0.
https://twitter.com/mzar_y/status/1040502530072096768

Today in History. Brought to You by UNIX.
https://akr.am/blog/posts/today-in-history-brought-to-you-by-unix

Remote Code Execution in Alpine Linux.
https://justi.cz/security/2018/09/13/alpine-apk-rce.html

There are 90% Linux and 9% BSD Systems in the TOR RELAYS.
https://www.torbsd.org/oostats/relays-bw-by-os.html

HardenedBSD 1100056.5 Available.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-09-14/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000565

Wine Development Release 3.16 Available.
https://www.winehq.org/announce/3.16

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA6 Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

Another Intel ME Vulnerability.
https://twitter.com/h0t_max/status/1039597102693851136
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00125.html

Intel Power Management Controller (PMC) Security Advisory.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00131.html

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14TB HDD Review – Massive Storage for Desktops.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13340/seagate-barracuda-pro-14tb-hdd-review/

The rv8 is 1.9.1 privileged specification RISC-V emulator and x86-64 binary translator.
https://rv8.io/
https://github.com/rv8-io/rv8

Custom 51nb made ThinkPad X210 with Kaby Lake QUAD-CORE i5-8250, 1920×1200 IPS screen and 16GB RAM.
https://twitter.com/jcs/status/1039624550168842241
https://www.51nb.com/mb/
x210.jpg

AMD EPYC 32 Core 7551P Benchmarks and Review.
https://twitter.com/ServeTheHome/status/1039656584496873473
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-epyc-7551p-benchmarks-and-review-a-32-core-value-monster/

How Intel Xeon Platinum is Marketing Headache versus AMD EPYC Prices.
https://www.servethehome.com/how-the-intel-xeon-platinum-is-a-marketing-headache/

Lenovo latest Yoga laptop with new ARM CPU and 25 hour battery life.
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/30/17799382/lenovo-yoga-c630-wos-features-specs-price-release-date-battery-life-ifa-2018

34C3: Hacking into a CPU Microcode.
34C3: Hacking into a CPU’s Microcode

Analysis of Data Corruption in the Storage Stack.
This is why checksumming and healing of data in ZFS is that much important.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/fast08/tech/full_papers/bairavasundaram/bairavasundaram_html/index.html

The x86 finds its way into your iPhone.
https://lcq2.github.io/x86_iphone/

Life

So We Got Tracked Anyway.
https://youbroketheinternet.org/trackedanyway

Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/the-real-cost-of-the-2008-financial-crisisz

Other

Firefox 62.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/62.0/releasenotes/

What is First-Party Isolation in Firefox and what breaks if you enabled it.
https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-fpi

Firefox is now built with clang LTO on all platforms.
https://glandium.org/blog/?p=3888

Good books for deep hacks.
https://begriffs.com/posts/2017-04-13-longterm-computing-reading.html

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/08

UNIX

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0901 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.4.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/09/01/solobsd-11-2-stable-0901/

FreeBSD Foundation Update 2018/08.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/news-and-events/newsletter/freebsd-foundation-update-august-2018/

FreeBSD on System76 laptop.
https://twitter.com/BNevio/status/1036067328553877505

FreeBSD and Intel Video Cards. (updated)
http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html

NetBSD/atari 8.0 on ATARI TT030 with SMC_TT and EtherNEC.
https://twitter.com/tsutsuii/status/1036602442790526978
http://dmesgd.nycbug.org/index.cgi?do=view&id=3733

NetBSD 7.2 Released.
https://www.netbsd.org/releases/formal-7/NetBSD-7.2.html

BSD Now 261 – FreeBSDcon Flashback.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126916/freebsdcon-flashback-bsd-now-261/

BSD Now 262 – OpenBSD Surfacing.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/127006/openbsd-surfacing-bsd-now-262/

DragonFly BSD Default Compiler Changed to GCC 8.x.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/05/21790.html
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2018-September/717867.html

FreeBSD Ports/Packages Switch Default PHP Version from 5.6 to 7.1.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=479014

BSD Virtual Memory.
http://blog.pr4tt.com/2016/02/02/BSD-virtual-memory/

OmniOS CE r151026r/r151024ar/r151022bp with updated CURL and ZSH.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026r-024ar-022bp

ZSH Introduction Configuration.
https://docu.blackdot.be/configuration/zsh

CBSD Added Live Migration Support to FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://twitter.com/meka_floss/status/1037664920823885830
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYNSBhtJqw

The macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs.
http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

On FreeBSD 12.0 Bhyve will use Guard Pages to protect VMs address space.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1037801460719869952
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338511

Sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018 will be held September 10-11 in San Francisco.
http://open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2018

XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.5969 Released.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.5969/

OPNsense 18.7.2 Released.
https://opnsense.org/opnsense-18-7-2-released/?utm_source=discoverbsd

Microsoft Hotmail still runs on U**x – FreeBSD purge incomplete. (old but worth mentioning)
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/12/12/microsoft_hotmail_still_runs/

GNOME 3.30 ‘AlmerΓ­a’ Released.
https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.30/

Notes on Ryzen and Threadripper Hardware on DragonFly BSD.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/handbook/docs/handbook/docs/newhandbook/ZenRipper/

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA5 Images Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

Hardware

Intel can’t supply 14nm Xeons – HP/HPE directly recommends AMD EPYC.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2018/09/07/intel-cant-supply-14nm-xeons-hpe-directly-recommends-amd-epyc/

AMD EPYC pummels Intel new Xeon-W workstation CPUs.
https://www.semiaccurate.com/2017/08/29/amds-epyc-pummels-intels-new-xeon-w-workstation-cpus/

ThinkPad X220 Resources.
http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com/resources/

Ryzen is Great at Low Power – 2700X @ 85W and TR2990WX @ 225W.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-September/357883.html

GlobalFoundries CTO on Why the Company Abandoned the Bleeding Edge.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/globalfoundries-cto-on-why-the-company-abandoned-the-bleeding-edge

AMD Updates its 25×20 Goal – Progress in a Generation.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13326/amd-updates-its-25×20-goal-progress-in-a-generation

Toshiba XG6 1TB SSD Review – First 96-Layer 3D NAND SSD.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13254/the-toshiba-xg6-1tb-ssd-review-first-96l-3d-nand

How RISC-V is Changing the Game.
http://info.dovermicrosystems.com/doverlog/how-risc-v-is-changing-processor-design

The AMD Athlon 200GE is Genius.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2018/09/the-amd-athlon-200ge-is-genius.html

Life

How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds.
https://medium.com/s/story/combat-tested-training-unwind-and-sleep-anywhere-in-120-seconds-27d5307b7606

Meal frequency and timing in health and disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250148/

Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html

Paul Graham Essays.
http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/09/06/644935958/hospitals-prepare-to-launch-their-own-drug-company-to-fight-high-prices-and-shor

‘Mindful People’ feel less pain – MRI imaging pinpoints supporting brain activity.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-09-mindful-people-pain-mri-imaging.html

Other

40 million tables in MySQL 8.0 with ZFS.
https://www.percona.com/blog/2018/09/03/40-million-tables-in-mysql-8-0-with-zfs/

Nextcloud 14: focus on security and compliance.
https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-14-focus-on-security-and-compliance/

End of Mozilla Firefox Windows XP Support.
https://chuttenblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/the-end-of-firefox-windows-xp-support/

Why Aren’t More Users More Happy With Our VMs?
http://tratt.net/laurie/blog/entries/why_arent_more_users_more_happy_with_our_vms_part_1.html

The Tools I Use To Write Books.
https://thorstenball.com/blog/2018/09/04/the-tools-i-use-to-write-books/

Mozilla Firefox – It’s your data we’re just living in it.
https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/09/06/data-just-living/

Mozilla’s opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks privacy outcry.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/20/mozilla_firefox_test_of_privacy_mechanism_prompts_privacy_worries/

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EOF

Valuable News – 2018/09/02

UNIX

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/25/21658.html

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA3 Available.
http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/ISO-IMAGES/12.0/

FreeBSD bsdinstall/zfsboot enables new UEFI+GELI support.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338282
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=336252
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D12315

Setup unbound-adblock on OpenBSD.
https://www.geoghegan.ca/unbound-adblock.html

New XigmaNAS Release 11.2.0.4.5925 based on FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE-p2.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.2.0.4/11.2.0.4.5925/

Mac-like FreeBSD Laptop.
http://trafyx.com/?p=2551

Baldur’s Gate in 1080p on OpenBSD via GemRB.
https://bsd.network/@thfr/100620499116867070

My Backup Solution Leveraging OpenZFS/rsync/WOL/crontab.
https://farhan.codes/2018/05/20/my-backup-solution-leveraging-openzfs-rsync-wol-and-crontab/

Why I’m mostly not interest in exploring new fonts (on Unix).
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/MyFontDisinterest

Why ed(1) is not a good editor today.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/unix/EdNoLongerGoodEditor

Mozilla will disable legacy Firefox 52 ESR add-ons on 2018/09/05.
https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2018/08/21/timeline-for-disabling-legacy-firefox-add-ons/

Linux Maintains Bugs – Real Reason ifconfig(8) on Linux is Deprecated in ip(8).
https://farhan.codes/2018/06/25/linux-maintains-bugs-the-real-reason-ifconfig-on-linux-is-deprecated/
https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/12/23/75

Remove Yarrow PRNG algorithm option in accordance with due notice given in random(4) on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1033734043207172096
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338324
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=273872

Insight into Future of TrueOS BSD and Project Trident.
https://itsfoss.com/project-trident-interview/

Look Beyond the BSD Teacup – OmniOS Installation.
https://eerielinux.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/a-look-beyond-the-bsd-teacup-omnios-installation/

HardenedBSD 1100056.4 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-08-27/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000564

BSD vs Linux. (old but worth resurrecting)
https://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/01

Send packet of death to any Linux 4.x kernel and it will make CPU spin in infinite loop.
https://twitter.com/perrymetzger/status/1034196371316719617
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/08/27/1

Raspberry Pi as Stratum-1 NTP Server.
https://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html

Linux 4.18 on Intel Core 2 Duo makes CPU stall and complete system freeze.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.18-Old-CPU-Issue

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Released for General Availability.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/oracle-solaris-114-released-for-general-availability

FreeBSD: UEFI Bootloader stuck on BootCurrent/BootOrder/BootInfo on Asus Motherboards (and fix).
https://www.neelc.org/freebsd-uefi-on-asus-motherboards/

FreeBSD on 11″ MacBook Air 5.1 (mid-2012).
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=2214
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/files/macbookair/freebsd-dmesg.txt

OpenBSD on 11″ MacBook Air 5.1 (mid-2012).
https://www.geeklan.co.uk/?p=1283

The Design and Implementation of the NetBSD (and FreeBSD) rc.d system.
https://www.usenix.org/legacy/events/usenix01/freenix01/full_papers/mewburn/mewburn_html/index.html

OpenBSD Gaming Resource – What Games Are Available and Where to Get Them.
https://mrsatterly.com/openbsd_games.html

In 2005/05 FreeBSD team described TLBleed on SA and suggested to disable INTEL SMT.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100637654685544116
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:09.htt.asc

BSD Now 260 – Hacking Tour of Europe.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126821/hacking-tour-of-europe-bsd-now-260/

BSD Now 261 – FreeBSDcon Flashback.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126916/freebsdcon-flashback-bsd-now-261/

OpenBSD on the Microsoft Surface Go.
https://jcs.org/2018/08/31/surface_go

2FA with SSH on OpenBSD.
https://chown.me/blog/2FA-with-ssh-on-OpenBSD.html

How does the process title works?
https://oshogbo.vexillium.org/blog/51/

In Other BSDs for 2018/09/01.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/09/01/21713.html

New FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA4 Snapshots Available.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-September/000445.html

CNCF Survey: Use of Cloud Native Technologies in Production Has Grown Over 200%.
https://twitter.com/nitisht_/status/1035008388713701377
https://www.cncf.io/blog/2018/08/29/cncf-survey-use-of-cloud-native-technologies-in-production-has-grown-over-200-percent/

The bsd.network Mastodon Instance runs on OpenBSD 6.4-beta.
https://twitter.com/phessler/status/1035664766906368001

OpenBSD Workstation.
http://eradman.com/posts/openbsd-workstation.html

Badness Enumerated by Robots.
https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2018/08/badness-enumerated-by-robots.html

CoreDNS 1.2.2 Released.
https://github.com/coredns/coredns/releases/tag/v1.2.2

Hardware

SMT is Tagged on AMD CPUs thus not vulnerable like Intel CPUs.
https://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/AMD-SMT-Zen-1.jpg

Hyper Converged NAS with Silverstone CS01-HS and Silverstone SST-ST30SF PSU.
https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=458

GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development – Opts To Focus on Specialized Processes.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13277/globalfoundries-stops-all-7nm-development

AMD 7nm CPUs/GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC as GlobalFoundries Stops 7mm Development.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13279/amd-to-fab-7nm-cpus-gpus-at-tsmc

Is Intel Hyper-Threading a Fundamental Security Risk?
https://www.extremetech.com/computing/276138-is-hyper-threading-a-fundamental-security-risk

Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/why-the-future-of-data-storage-is-still-magnetic-tape

UNITEX USB 3.0 connected LTO7 tape drive.
http://www.cxp.com.au/articles/unitex-launches-usb3-0-connected-lto7-tape-drive

UNITEX USB 3.0 connected LTO8 tape drives.
http://www.cxp.com.au/articles/unitex-launches-high-speed-usb3-0-and-lto8-usb-connected-tape-drives

Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13301/spectre-and-meltdown-in-hardware-intel-clarifies-whiskey-lake-and-amber-lake

Performance Cost of Spectre/Meltdown/Foreshadow Mitigations on Linux 4.19.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-419-mitigations

Life

Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health.
https://www.salk.edu/news-release/eating-in-10-hour-window-can-override-disease-causing-genetic-defects-nurture-health/

My life with 12 programmers in 2 rooms and one 21st century dream.
https://www.salon.com/2016/09/17/hacker-house-blues-my-life-with-12-programmers-2-rooms-and-one-21st-century-dream/

Tech Workers Say Poor Leadership Is Number One Cause for Burnout.
http://blog.teamblind.com/index.php/2018/08/20/tech-workers-say-poor-leadership-is-number-one-cause-for-burnout/

Procrastination: It’s pretty much all in the mind.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45295392

Other

After 24 years Doom II final secret has been found!
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/31/after-24-years-doom-iis-final-secret-has-been-found/

3M Knew About the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago – Internal Documents Show.
https://theintercept.com/2018/07/31/3m-pfas-minnesota-pfoa-pfos/

EOF

Valuable News – 2018/08/25

UNIX

OpenBSD adds kcov(4) kernel code coverage tracing driver.
So far 8 distinct panics have been found and fixed.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=153467896308034&w=2

GCC 8.2 now packaged and available in Illumos/OpenIndiana.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100581557620270760
https://pkg.openindiana.org/hipster/info/0/developer%2Fgcc-8%408.2.0%2C5.11-2018.0.0.0%3A20180815T204704Z

FreeBSD arc4random is now based on ChaCha20 implementation from OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1031280553301925888
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338059

Valve forked WINE into Proton as compatibility tool for Steam Play.
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/
https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-core/64-thread on DragonFly BSD.
http://apollo.backplane.com/DFlyMisc/threadripper.txt
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/users/2018-August/357858.html

Using 10GE Adapters with PowerVM SEA – Virtual Ethernet Considerations.
http://ibmsystemsmag.com/aix/administrator/virtualization/using-10gbit-ethernet-adapters/

Native ZFS Encryption on FreeBSD CFT on the road to 12.0-RELEASE.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070832.html

Backup FreeNAS and TrueNAS to Backblaze B2 Cloud.
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-setup-freenas-cloud-storage/

Colin Percival heroic (I am not joking here) fight for removing unneeded sleeps during boot on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1031928231635677184
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

Writing SYSTEMD service files.
https://twitter.com/mulander/status/1031908074733428736
https://obsd.pl/mfm/iptables/

Illumos/Tribblix packages of openjdk9 and openjdk10 available.
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031650238266789893
https://twitter.com/ptribble/status/1031900360271491074
http://pkgs.tribblix.org/openjdk/

Difference between OpenBSD xenodm and regular xdm.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20160911231712

X.Org Security Advisory – 2018/08/21.
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/146

FreeBSD removes legacy DRM and DRM2 from its tree.
https://twitter.com/f0andrey/status/1032234624544583680
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=338172

OmniOS CE (Community Edition) r151026p/r151024ap/r151022bn with CVE-2018-15473 addressed.
https://omniosce.org/article/releases-026p-024ap-022bn.html

Running Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-23-mastodon-freebsd.html

Upgrading Mastodon on FreeBSD.
https://ftfl.ca/blog/2017-05-27-mastodon-freebsd-upgrade.html

KDE Plasma 5.x on Pinebook Laptop.
https://twitter.com/SoftpediaLinux/status/1032262240437723137

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – UART.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/freebsd-uart-and-raspberry-pi-3-b/

FreeBSD – Raspberry Pi 3B+ – Remote Access Console.
https://blackdot.be/2018/08/remote-access-console-using-raspberry-pi-3b-and-freebsd/

FreeBSD 12.x has LUA loader enabled by default.
https://twitter.com/bsdimp/status/1031638933690441728

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/18.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/18/21609.html

Shared library load order randomization in HardenedBSD for use with Firefox/Chromium/Iridium.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1030823681843507202

Researchers Blame ‘Monolithic’ Linux Code Base for Critical Vulnerabilities.
https://threatpost.com/researchers-blame-monolithic-linux-code-base-for-critical-vulnerabilities/136785/

2018/08/23 is the End of Life for NetBSD 6.x tree.
https://www.netbsd.org/changes/#netbsd6eol

Carlos Neira ZCAGE is now able to create BHYVE Branded Zones on Illumos.
https://bsd.network/@sehnsucht/100599247272911030
https://www.npmjs.com/package/zcage
https://asciinema.org/a/QLnjO8J2NVVPQrs3jh0EKEGta

FreeNAS 11.1-U6 Available.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSD_News/status/1032666675194167297
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-1-u6/

FreeBSD vs. DragonFly BSD vs. Linux on AMD Threadripper 2990WX.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=bsd-threadripper-2990wx

Disable SMT/Hyperthreading in all Intel BIOSes – Theo de Raadt.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=153504937925732&w=2

OpenSSH 7.8 Released.
https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html#7.8

TRIM Consolidation on UFS/FFS Filesystems on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2018-August/070797.html

FreeBSD vt(4) will now cache most recently drawn text to not redraw it.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D16723

What is New in Solaris 11.4?
https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/dc/sev100738019-ww-us-on-ce1-ie1a-ev.html

OpenBSD Foundation gets first 2018 Iridium ($100K+) donation.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180824145543

How to Run a More Secure Browser.
https://www.dragonflybsd.org/docs/docs/handbook/RunSecureBrowser/

Hardware

IBM POWER9 E950 and E980 Servers Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-e950-and-e980-servers-launched/

Intel Microcode EULA Prohibits Benchmarking!
https://twitter.com/RaptorEng/status/1031919319909892096
https://pastebin.com/raw/J8MXpPdh

GIGABYTE Cavium ThunderX2 1U and 2U Systems.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13234/gigabyte-starts-sales-of-cavium-thunderx2-to-general-customers

Fujitsu Presents Post-K arm64 A64FXβ„’ CPU CPU Specifications with 48 Computing Cores and 4 Assistant Cores.
http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2018/0822-02.html

A4000TX ATX Motherboard.
http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?101477-A4000TX-ATX-Amiga-motherboard

IBM POWER9 Scale Up CPUs with Huge IO and Effective 32 Channel DDR4.
https://www.servethehome.com/ibm-power9-hc30/

Life

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker review – how more sleep can save your life.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/21/why-we-sleep-by-matthew-walker-review
https://youtube.be/pwaWilO_Pig

Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism.
https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism

Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers.
https://evonomics.com/why-garbage-men-should-earn-more-than-bankers/

Solitude.
https://www.pa-mar.net/Lifestyle/Solitude.html

Akrasia Effect – Why We Dont Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It.
https://jamesclear.com/akrasia

Other

Move/migrate Oracle and MySQL databases to PostgreSQL.
http://www.ora2pg.com/start.html
https://github.com/darold/ora2pg/releases

LIDL Killed SAP Migration After Spending 500 Million Dollars.
https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/clintonjones/lidl-cans-sap-project-after-spending-half-a-billion-073118

All BlackHat 2018 Attendee Registration Data Hacked and Available via Unauthenticated API.
https://ninja.style/post/bcard/
https://twitter.com/binitamshah/status/1032084847345459204

GOG Launches FCKDRM to Promote DRM-Free Art and Media.
https://torrentfreak.com/gog-launches-fckdrm-to-promote-drm-free-art-and-media-180822/

EOF