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Posted almost 4 years ago
Florian Obser (florian@) kindly wrote in with news on some recent work: DNS is easy. You fire up your browser, enter undeadly.org in its address bar and sooner or later you reach your favourite OpenBSD journal. Well, not quite. Read more…
Posted almost 4 years ago
Fresh from the a2k19 hackathon, Joel Sing (jsing@) delivered a presentation at the 2019 linux.conf.au. Video is now available.
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) just committed support for 2TB of physical memory on the amd64 platform: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: mlarkin@cvs.openbsd.org 2019/01/20 23:18:37 Modified files: sys/arch/amd64/amd64: ... [More] machdep.c pmap.c sys/arch/amd64/include: pmap.h Log message: Support 2TB phys mem This change expands the direct map to 4 slots (512GB each), to support machines with up to 2TB physical memory. Should further expansion be required, this change provides the means to do that with a single #define change. with help from and ok guenther Those of you with machines with lots of memory are encouraged to try this out and report your dmesg! [Less]
Posted almost 4 years ago
Peter Hessler (phessler@) has committed changes to make it possible to join any open wifi network: Read more…
Posted almost 4 years ago
With two commits by Pratik Vyas (pd@), vmm(4) support for i386 host systems has been deleted (one can still run i386 guests under vmm on an amd64 host). The commit messages explain the reasoning behind this move: Read more…
Posted almost 4 years ago
Ian Darwin (ian@) wrote in to let us know that he's written an article which is a follow-up to an Undeadly story from a decade ago! The article provides a fine illustration of benefits of a bloat-free OS. Thanks very much for the pointer, Ian.
Posted almost 4 years ago
Frederic Cambus (fcambus@) has just changed the default console font to Spleen, a font of his own creation: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: fcambus@cvs.openbsd.org 2019/01/09 04:23:32 Modified files: sys/dev/rasops ... [More] : rasops.c sys/dev/wsfont : wsfont.c Log message: Enable Spleen in wsfont and modify the font selection logic at runtime in rasops(9) to allow selecting larger fonts when available. Read more… [Less]
Posted almost 4 years ago
Another major step forward just happened in mandoc(1) HTML output: paragraphs are now represented with real HTML elements, and a number of cases were fixed in which mandoc used to generate output violating HTML syntax, mostly related to macros and requests that control line filling in paragraphs of text. Read more…
Posted almost 4 years ago
Tom Smyth has another article (and video) for us: Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) delivered a great talk on documentation in EuroBSDCon 2018. Ingo's slides have been on-line since September at OpenBSD events.html under the EuroBSD Con 2018. Anyone who ... [More] follows the mailing lists would see Ingo's consistent attention to detail. In this talk Ingo interestingly points out that application of consistent attention to detail in documentation, also improves the quality of the software that is being documented. Ingo shows that if a program is difficult to document, then it is likely due to serious flaws in the program's design. Read more… [Less]
Posted almost 4 years ago
This contribution comes directly from Tom Smyth: Todd Mortimer (mortimier@) gives an excellent presentation on ROP Gadgets, and some of the mitigation strategies he has recently contributed to OpenBSD. Read more…