Tag Archives: solaris

Valuable News – 2019/04/22

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.

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

GhostBSD 19.04 Overview.
https://twitter.com/ribalinux/status/1117856218251517956
https://youtu.be/jFfVp_zfk1c

Prometheus Exporter for FreeBSD CTL Daemon (iSCSI Target).
https://github.com/Gandi/ctld_exporter
https://twitter.com/_bapt_/status/1118001231384010753

My Summer at Bell Labs (Part 1).
My Summer at Bell Labs (part 1)

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU8 Available.
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/announcing-oracle-solaris-114-sru8

FreeBSD adds initial version of DTrace support for ext2fs driver.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346267

OpenSSH 8.0 Released.
https://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2019-April/037747.html

BSD Now 294 – SSH Tarpit.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/294

Shawn Webb (@lattera) minimizes differences between HardenedBSD (ASLR) and FreeBSD (ASR) implementations.
https://twitter.com/lattera/status/1119018409575026688

Crossmeta ZFS – Another ZFS Port on Linux.
https://www.crossmeta.io/another-zfs-port-on-linux/

Minio now can behave as HDFS Gateway.
# minio gateway hdfs hdfs://namenode:8200
https://github.com/minio/minio/blob/master/docs/gateway/hdfs.md

Unleashed 1.3 Released – Fork of Illumos for the 4th Time.
http://lists.31bits.net/archives/devel/2019-April/000052.html

The docbook2mdoc 1.0.0 Released.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190419101505

Call for Testing – FreeBSD with ZFS on Linux Images Ready.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2019-April/090915.html
https://github.com/zfsonfreebsd/ZoF
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/freebsd12-zol/
https://pkg.trueos.org/iso/freebsd13-zol/

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/20.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/20/22797.html

FreeBSD adds support in psm(4) for 4 and 5 finger touches in synaptics driver.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=346455

LibreSSL 2.9.1 Released.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-announce&m=155590112606279&w=2

NomadBSD 1.2 Released.
http://nomadbsd.org/

Hardware

NSA-B-GONE – Sketchy Hardware Security Device for Lenovo ThinkPad X220.
https://hackaday.io/project/164343-nsa-b-gone
https://github.com/zakqwy/NSA-B-GONE

AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 Family Launched.
https://www.servethehome.com/amd-ryzen-embedded-r1000-family-launched/

TSMC Reveals 6nm Process Technology: 7nm with Higher Transistor Density.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14228/tsmc-reveals-6-nm-process-technology-7-nm-with-higher-transistor-density

Samsung Completes Development of 5nm EUV Process Technology.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14231/samsung-completes-development-of-5-nm-euv-process-technology

Avalue EMX-KBLU2P Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Passive Cooling.
https://www.avalue.com.tw/news/Avalue-introduces-EMX-KBLU2P%2c-the-thin-Mini-ITX-Embedded-Industrial-motherboard_2984

Whiskey Lake ZBOX is Official.
https://www.fanlesstech.com/2019/04/whiskey-lake-zbox.html

Life

Paranoid Person Guide to Online Privacy.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90316917/the-paranoid-persons-guide-to-online-privacy

Facebook says it ‘unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5 million users email contacts without permission.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/18/facebook-reportedly-uploaded-people-email-contacts-without-consent.html

Unmasked: What 10 million passwords reveal about people who choose them.
https://wpengine.com/unmasked/

Evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think.
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/evidence-jesus-ever-existed-weaker-might-think/

Other

Former Mozilla Exec – Google Sabotaged Firefox for Years.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/former-mozilla-exec-google-has-sabotaged-firefox-for-years/

Vendors must add physical on/off switch to devices that can spy on us.
https://larrysanger.org/2019/04/vendors-must-start-adding-physical-on-off-switches-to-devices-that-can-spy-on-us/

These 17 Firefox tips make it easy to switch from Chrome.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90333407/these-17-firefox-tips-make-the-case-for-ditching-chrome

EOF
Advertisements

Valuable News – 2019/04/08

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.

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 on HiFive Unleashed.
https://youtu.be/1rMNrfDu-uA

OmniOS Community Edition r151028v/r151026av/r151022ct Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028v-026av-022ct

Valgrind Ported to NetBSD/amd64.
https://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-toolchain/2019/04/01/msg003429.html

FreeBSD Foundation – FOSDEM 2019 Conference Recap.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/fosdem-2019-conference-recap/

Hikari – Window Manager for FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
https://chaos.social/@raichoo/101858280176156092
https://hub.darcs.net/raichoo/hikari

The ezjail FreeBSD Jails framework ported to HardenedBSD.
Focus is on automating TOR Jail deployment using gibson.
https://github.com/emeraldonion/ezjail-hbsd

Configuring Default Resolution for FreeBSD 11 with UEFI.
http://www.codenicer.com/content/configuring-default-resolution-freebsd-11-uefi

FreeBSD HEAD became possible to build on EC2 ARM64 AMIs.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-cloud/2019-April/000215.html

Slides from 2019 BHYVECON are now available at bhyvecon.org page.
http://bhyvecon.org

How to Get Started with FreeBSD.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-get-started-with-freebsd

BSD Now 292 – AsiaBSDcon 2019 Recap.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/292

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

FUDO Security implements automatic online expansion of GELI providers on FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1113793688910458883
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=345862

About ZFS recordsize Parameter.
https://jrs-s.net/2019/04/03/on-zfs-recordsize/

Silent Fanless FreeBSD Server – Redundant Backup.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/silent-fanless-freebsd-server-redundant-backup/

PostgreSQL Performance on Raspberry Pi.
https://blog.rustprooflabs.com/2019/04/postgrseql-pgbench-raspberry-pi

OPNsense 19.1.5 Released.
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=12320.0

Blocking Ads Using unbound(8) on OpenBSD.
https://www.tumfatig.net/20190405/blocking-ads-using-unbound8-on-openbsd/

Building FFmpeg on Solaris 11.4 Using solaris-userland.
https://notallmicrosoft.blogspot.com/2019/04/building-ffmpeg-on-solaris-114-using.html

NetBSD Desktop Part 7 – Simple Performance Tweaks.
https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/43-netbsd-desktop-pt-7-simple-performance-tweaks

Installing Ghost on FreeBSD 11.1.
https://idontwatch.tv/installing-ghost-on-freebsd-11-1/

In Other BSDs for 2019/04/06.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/04/06/22736.html

Major Linux Problems on the Desktop – 2019 Edition.
https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html

TMUX Plugin tmux-battery adds support for OpenBSD apm.
https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-battery/pull/77

Scripting FreeBSD Updates.
https://www.anserinae.net/scripting-freebsd-updates.html

Vagrant adds proper VirtualBox share folders support for FreeBSD guests.
https://github.com/hashicorp/vagrant/pull/10717

entr(1) – run arbitrary commands when files change.
http://eradman.com/entrproject/

Hardware

Story of the 3Dfx Voodoo 1.
http://fabiensanglard.net/3dfx_sst1/index.html

TSMC and OIP Ecosystem Partners Deliver Industry First Complete Design Infrastructure for 5nm Process Technology.
https://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?action=detail&newsid=THPGWQTHTH&language=E

Why AMD EPYC Rome 2P Will Have 128-160 PCIe Gen4 Lanes and a Bonus.
https://www.servethehome.com/why-amd-epyc-rome-2p-will-have-128-160-pcie-gen4-lanes-and-a-bonus/

How SolidRun aims to bridge ARM developer gap with 16-core workstation board.
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-solidrun-aims-to-bridge-the-arm-developer-gap-with-a-16-core-workstation-board/

Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Formerly Cascade Lake-AP Launched.
Including 56-core 112-thread dual-die 400W Beast.
https://www.servethehome.com/intel-xeon-platinum-9200-formerly-cascade-lake-ap-launched/

Hard Drive Temperature – Does It Matter?
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-temperature-does-it-matter/

Why 2019 Foreshadows Per Socket Licenseageddon.
https://www.servethehome.com/2019-foreshadows-per-socket-licenseageddon/

Life

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders.
https://onezero.medium.com/ctrl-alt-delete-the-planned-obsolescence-of-old-coders-9c5f440ee68

Privacy is Just the First Step – the Goal is Data Ownership.
https://thetoolsweneed.com/privacy-is-just-the-first-step-the-goal-is-data-ownership/

Picture shows anti ageing drugs really DO work.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6880899/Fascinating-picture-shows-anti-ageing-drugs-really-work.html

Second Order Thinking – What Smart People Use to Outperform.
https://fs.blog/2016/04/second-order-thinking/

Other

Introducing Warp – 1.1.1.1 – Fixing Mobile Internet Performance and Security – Better VPN.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/1111-warp-better-vpn/

I tried creating web browser and Google blocked me.
https://blog.samuelmaddock.com/posts/google-widevine-blocked-my-browser/

Facebook secretly lobbied in favor of Article 13 of undesired EU copyright directive.
http://hacknews.eu/2019/04/02/facebook-secretly-lobbied-in-favour-of-article-13-of-undesired-eu-copyright-directive/

Serenity: New (x86) UNIX-like Operating System.
https://www.osnews.com/story/129716/serenity-a-new-unix-like-operating-system/
https://github.com/awesomekling/serenity
https://youtu.be/hE52D-zbX3g

Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers libraries.
https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

Real Open Source – User Mindset.
https://medium.com/@MartinCracauer/real-open-source-the-user-mindset-6c1c7bf4695b

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/04/01

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.

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

Solaris – Network Configuration in SMF.
http://blog.moellenkamp.org/archives/57-Network-configuration-in-SMF.html

FreeBSD Mastery: Jails.
https://mwl.io/nonfiction/os#fmjail

Security Hole on OpenBSD in VMD/VMM.
https://twitter.com/m00nbsd/status/1109208948429725697

FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE to be released on 2019/07/09.
https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.3R/schedule.html

Coder’s Bookshelf Humble Book Bundle.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/coders-bookshelf-books
https://twitter.com/nostarch/status/1110240392363024384

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

FreeBSD deskutils/sysctlview Updated to 1.0.
https://gitlab.com/alfix/sysctlview
https://twitter.com/alfsiciliano/status/1111469513516728320
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=236866

OpenBSD in Stereo with Linux VFIO.
https://jcs.org/2018/11/12/vfio

Let’s Encrypt with Dehydrated on FreeBSD.
https://chargen.one/high5/lets-encrypt-with-dehydrated-on-freebsd

DTrace QuickStart.
http://www.tablespace.net/quicksheet/dtrace-quickstart.html

Sun Microsystems Business Plan.
https://www.khoslaventures.com/wp-content/uploads/SunMicrosystem_bus_plan.pdf

The ping.gg – world’s simplest monitoring service.
https://ping.gg/

FreeBSD 12.0 VNET Jail Using bridge/epair and PF.
https://yom.iaelu.net/2019/03/freebsd-12-vnet-jail-using-bridge-epair-and-pf.html

Illumos Port of wireguard-go.
https://github.com/jclulow/wireguard-go-illumos-wip

The tilde.institute of OpenBSD Education.
https://tilde.institute/

OpenBSD on CloudSigma – Easy Installation with Wizard Menu.
https://dev.to/nabbisen/openbsd-on-cloudsigma—wizards-easy-installation-4k91

Obtaining Active-Passive ProxySQL on FreeBSD.
https://blog.pythian.com/obtaining-an-active-passive-proxysql-on-freebsd/

Stupid ZFS Tricks – Expanding RAIDZ.
https://medium.com/@MartinCracauer/stupid-zfs-tricks-expanding-zraid-79e716d41fad

SoloBSD 19.03-STABLE based on HardenedBSD 1200058.4 Available.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2019/03/26/solobsd-19-03-stable/
https://github.com/HardenedBSD/hardenedBSD-stable/releases/tag/HardenedBSD-12-STABLE-v1200058.4

OpenBSD as Full Featured NAS.
https://www.vincentdelft.be/static/post/post_20190203/openbsd-as-nas.pdf

BSD Now 291 – Storage Changes Software.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/291

FreeNAS 11.2-U3 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-2-u3/

Goal Services in SMF on Solaris 11.4.
http://blog.moellenkamp.org/archives/59-Goal-services-in-Solaris-11.4.html

FreeBSD Status Report 2018 Q4 is Available.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2018-09-2018-12.html

Quake 1 and Quake 2 for … IBM AIX.
https://twitter.com/astr0baby/status/1112100008818548736
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/games/

How to Use NetBSD on Raspberry Pi.
https://opensource.com/article/19/3/netbsd-raspberry-pi

Using OpenBSD Router with AT&T U-Verse.
https://jcs.org/2019/03/21/uverse

How I Created My First FreeBSD Port.
https://aikchar.dev/blog/how-i-created-my-first-freebsd-port.html

Interim Support Guarantee for FreeBSD 12.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2019-April/001872.html

Hardware

Pinebook – The $100 Laptop.
The $100 Laptop!

Life

How to Deliver Constructive Feedback in Difficult Situations.
https://medium.dave-bailey.com/the-essential-guide-to-difficult-conversations-41f736e63ccf

Other

Oracle Swings Axe on Cloud Infrastructure Corps Amid Possible Bloodbath at Big Red.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/25/oracle_headcount_cut/

IBM purged ‘grey hairs’ and ‘old heads’ as it launched ‘Millennial Corps’ – lawsuit.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/27/ibm-purged-gray-hairs-and-old-heads-as-it-launched-millennial-corps-lawsuit/

FreeCS is free reimplementation of Counter-Strike 1.5 game.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freecs-1-5/files/
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeCS-Open-Counter-Strike

Open Source Game Clones.
https://osgameclones.com/

EOF

Valuable News – 2019/03/25

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

OmniOS Community Edition r151028t/r151026at/r151022cr Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/028t-026at-022cr

Ghost in the Shell – Part 4.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/ghost-in-the-shell-part-4/

MATE 1.22 Released.
https://mate-desktop.org/blog/2019-03-18-mate-1-22-released/

LPAR2RRD 6.02 Available.
https://www.lpar2rrd.com/note600.htm?4.6.23

FreeBSD Desktop – Part 18 – Global Dashboard.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/freebsd-desktop-part-18-global-dashboard/

PuTTY 0.71 Released.
https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/changes.html

One click install and deploy FreeBSD.
https://www.digitalocean.com/products/linux-distribution/freebsd/

LLVM 8.0.0 Released.
https://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-announce/2019-March/000082.html

FreeBSD adds NVMe support to arm64 GENERIC kernel.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=345408

BSD Now 290 – Timestamped Notes.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/290

OpenRsync is a FREE easy to use implementation of the rsync program.
https://www.openrsync.org/

In Other BSDs for 2019/03/23.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2019/03/23/22671.html

Oracle kills @OracleSPARC and @OracleSolaris Twitter accounts. Follow @SolarisUpdate instead.
https://twitter.com/OracleSolaris/status/1109099516291100673
https://twitter.com/OracleSPARC/status/1109103107647201280
https://twitter.com/SolarisUpdate

Fix Broken Dependency on FreeBSD.
https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/fix-broken-dependency-on-freebsd/

ZFS Encryption is still under development (as of March 2019).
On FreeBSD just use GELI encrypted setup for now.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/ZFSEncryptionNotReady

OpenBSD adds audio on both speakers on Huawei Matebook X.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=155343827506953&w=2

Using Syncthing between OS X Laptop and FreeBSD Server.
https://dan.langille.org/2019/03/24/using-syncthing-between-my-osx-laptop-and-my-freebsd-server/

Developing WireGuard for NetBSD.
https://github.com/ozaki-r/netbsd-src/tree/wireguard

Curseradio – Command Line Radio Player.
https://github.com/chronitis/curseradio

Pretty PuTTY – Make PuTTY pretty and apply modern PuTTY settings.
https://github.com/jacktrocinski/pretty-putty

CBSD Got cloud-init Support.
https://www.bsdstore.ru/en/12.0.x/wf_bhyve_cloudinit_ssi.html

The zrepl 0.1.0-rc4 Available.
https://github.com/zrepl/zrepl/releases/tag/v0.1.0-rc4

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

OpenBSD RAID 10 Howto.
https://pluspora.com/posts/143322f02e8901370384005056264835

Hardware

AMD is Free from SPOILER security exploit.
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-240

Exclusive Look at Original Apple Red iPhone M68 Prototype.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18263844/apple-iphone-prototype-m68-original-development-board-red

Creating Illumos Packages for Tribblix.
https://ptribble.blogspot.com/2019/03/creating-illumos-packages-for-tribblix.html

BSD Router Project 1.92 Available.
Router distribution based on FreeBSD with FFRouting and Bird.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsdrp/files/BSD_Router_Project/1.92/

Nginx Quick Reference.
These notes describes how to improve Nginx performance security and other important things.
https://github.com/trimstray/nginx-quick-reference

Life

Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco.
https://www.recode.net/2019/3/19/18256378/tech-worker-afford-buy-homes-san-francisco-facebook-google-uber-lyft-housing-crisis-programmers

Why is it always Polish women and foreign men, not the other way around?
http://streetwise.pl/2018/07/13/why-is-it-always-polish-women-and-foreign-men-not-the-other-way-around/

Other

Firefox 66.0 Released.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/66.0/releasenotes/

Firefox Aims to Reduce Your Online Annoyances.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/19/todays-firefox-aims-to-reduce-your-online-annoyances/

Google Announces Stadia – Game Streaming Service.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14105/google-announces-stadia-a-game-streaming-service

Google hit with €1.5 billion fine from EU over advertising.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47639228

Oracle Swings the Layoff Axe and Clear Cuts Teams of Engineers.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/tech-careers/oracle-swings-the-layoff-axe-and-clearcuts-teams-of-engineers

Oracle Quietly Held Round of Layoffs This Week.
https://www.businessinsider.com/oracle-layoffs-2019-3?IR=T

JavaScript Free Frontend.
https://dev.to/winduptoy/a-javascript-free-frontend-2d3e

EOF

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

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

ZFS Boot Environments Reloaded at NLUUG Autumn Conference 2018

Today I was honored to give ZFS Boot Environments Reloaded talk at the NLUUG Najaarsconferentie 2018 (the NLUUG Autumn Conference 2018).

zfsbectl-shot-256

Dunno for how long the conference page will be available so below you will find both conference page and its program.

NLUUG 2018 NL Site

… and the program.

NLUUG 2018 NL Program

There were lots of interesting talks, I really liked the Salt workshop at the end of the day. I wanted to also attend Ansible presentation in the morning but having spend almost 17 hours in the car driving from central Poland to Netherlands I really needed some sleep πŸ™‚

You are invited to download the PDF Slides – https://is.gd/BECTL – available here.

As I just finished the talk the video from the talk is not yet available, but I will update the post when it will be.

Besides obvious things that ZFS Boot Environments can do I also talked about upcoming FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE improvements in this area. Currently FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE is planned to be released around Christmas later this year and is at the BETA4 stage currently.

Also here is the abstractΒ that I added at the conference page about the presentation.

Abstract

As long as sysadmins need to maintain, change and update operating systems there is always need to protect against problems that may occur during these operations. Various solutions were used starting from simple backup/restore procedures or copying the contents of system filesystems into spare disks to snapshots and clones recently. None of these solutions were transparent enough or bulletproof enough to provide complete and consistent protection again failures in the change or update process.

One of such holy grails is ZFS Boot Environments solution. It protects entire system (and even additional data when needed) against almost any change or update process. As ZFS Boot Environments matured in Solaris/Illumos systems and then on FreeBSD UNIX other systems started to copy its principles to provide similar solutions such as snapper with BTRFS in SUSE or Boot Environment Manager for DragonFly BSD with their HAMMER filesystem.

The presentation aims to walk through the history of these solutions with the focus on practical ZFS Boot Environments solutions and examples.

Β 
Hope you will enjoy it.

EOF