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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

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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 – 2018/09/08

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/

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Valuable News – 2018/08/11

UNIX

FreeBSD init just got possibility to execute any executable (not just /bin/sh).
This allows rewrite of /etc/rc in Python for example.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337321

Solaris Keyboard Howto.
http://iks.cs.ovgu.de/~elkner/keyboard/kbdhowto.html

NAS4Free has been renamed into XigmaNAS.
https://xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13790/
https://twitter.com/XigmaNAS/status/1026172962100191232

Thunderbird 60.0 Released.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/60.0/releasenotes/

SoloBSD 11.2-STABLE-0805 based on HardenedBSD 1100056.1 Released.
https://www.solobsd.org/index.php/2018/08/05/solobsd-11-2-stable-0805/

Slash MySQL query time from 380h to 12h with two UNIX commands.
https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20180805/

FreeBSD-SA-18:08.tcp will lead you to 11.2-RELEASE-p1.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2018-August/001837.html

Solaris Process Scheduling.
http://www.snatchbrain.com/?p=789

Port of the OpenBSD userland to Linux.
https://github.com/Duncaen/lobase

UNIX Syscalls.
https://john-millikin.com/unix-syscalls#freebsd

OpenBSD team released LibreSSL 2.8.0 library.
https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/LibreSSL/libressl-2.8.0-relnotes.txt

Enabling Disk ID (/dev/diskid/*) on XigmaNAS/FreeBSD.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/07/enabling-dev-diskid-on-xigmanas/

BSD Now 258 – OS Foundations.
https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/126581/os-foundations-bsd-now-258/

More of less in FreeBSD.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=337497

NetBSD 8.0 UEFI Installation.
https://wiki.netbsd.org/Installation_on_UEFI_systems/

DragonFly BSD got DRM update to match Linux 4.7.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/08/21629.html

Systemd failure with timesyncd and its complete lack of debugability.
https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SystemdTimesyncdFailure

ZFS Record Size For Backup Machine.
https://www.medo64.com/2018/08/zfs-record-size-for-backup-machine/

LibreOffice 6.1 Released.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/08/08/libreoffice-6-1/

SegmentSmack Linux kernel vulnerability – TCP segments cause remote DoS.
https://access.redhat.com/articles/3553061

The Absolute FreeBSD 3rd Edition early access ebook still costs $33 with ILUVMICHAEL code.
https://nostarch.com/absfreebsd3

FreeBSD’s dd got status=progress support.
https://v4.freshbsd.org/commit/freebsd/src/337505

Explanation why there is no lsof(8) port on OpenBSD.
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=153385998722067&w=2

The stat(1) on FreeBSD just got ~3x performance improvement.
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=230491

OpenSSH 7.8p1 almost ready for release.
https://marc.info/?l=openssh-unix-dev&m=153386435622897&w=2

The pfSense 2.4.4 book in HTML/PDF/EPUB is now available to everyone.
https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfSense-book-available-to-everyone.html
https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/book/
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.pdf
https://www.netgate.com/docs/manuals/the-pfsense-book.epub

FreeBSD 12-CURRENT just made first step towards 12-RELEASE with 12-APLHA1 tag.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/svn-src-all/2018-August/168714.html

X11 on really small devices.
https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180810075449

HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100056.2 Released.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/op/2018-08-09/stable-release-hardenedbsd-stable-11-stable-v11000562

FreeBSD 12.0-ALPHA1 images ready to test.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-snapshots/2018-August/000434.html

Bhyve Networking Options.
https://empt1e.blogspot.com/2016/10/bhyve-networking-options.html

Iridium (same as Chromium) received unveil(2) support on OpenBSD.
https://twitter.com/OpenBSD_ports/status/1028324022566629376

In Other BSDs for 2018/08/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2018/08/11/21603.html

Hardware

AMD Threadripper II CPU – Up to 32 Cores/64 Threads.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13123/amd-threadripper-2-teaser-pre-orders-start-today-up-to-32-cores

Starling Pro ARM server from System76 with 96 cores and 1 TB RAM.
https://system76.com/servers/starling

Supermicro SSG-136R-NR32JBF allows 1PB in 1U of NVMe storage with 13m IOPS and 52GB/s throughput.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/08/supermicros_1_pb_slimster/
https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/136/SSG-136R-NR32JBF.cfm

TAKU Monitor Stand ITX/SFX PC Case.
http://www.cryorig.com/taku_us.php

Hacker Finds Hidden ‘God Mode’ on Old x86 CPUs.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/x86-hidden-god-mode,37582.html

Life

How shared family computer protected us from our worst selves.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17661466/shared-family-computer

Other

Out-of-process extensions for Firefox 63 running on GNU/Linux.
https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/02/firefox-63-linux-out-of-process-extensions/

Elder Scrolls III – Morrowind running on OpenBSD with OpenMW in 5 simple steps.
https://medium.com/@enzuru/get-morrowind-running-on-openbsd-in-5-simple-steps-b65e20f3f0c

Rise and fall of Project V13 – online Fallout game that never was.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/9/17665046/fallout-online-project-v13-interplay-bethesda-lawsuit-fallout-76

Detailed Look at RFC 8446 – TLS 1.3.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/rfc-8446-aka-tls-1-3/

 

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