February 20, 2017 posted by Christos Zoulas
Today (2017-02-20) NetBSD got our first reproducible build on the debian build farm
. Here's a short description how we got here, what implementation choices we made, and what we had to fix.[Read More
February 08, 2017 posted by Martin Husemann
Keeping a current firefox working is a tough task. All NetBSD architectures are "tier 3" from the Mozilla foundations point of view.
Onodera-san (who does most of the pkgsrc work for mozilla based pkgs - and others) does a great job.
And on "strange" architectures like sparc64 it is even worse...
January 16, 2017 posted by Taylor R Campbell
NetBSD.org DNS is down because our secondary stopped serving our zone and the network of our primary went offline.
[Update, 2017-01-16 20:48 UTC: NetBSD.org is back up now.]
July 07, 2016 posted by Martin Husemann
When I got my Sun T1000 machine, it came with a ~80 GB hard disk - good enough for a NetBSD installation, but a bit challenged when you want to use logical domains. Time to expand disk space, or maybe make it faster? But these 1U server machines do not offer a lot of room for extensions, and it is sometimes tricky to get hold of the official extension options nowadays.
So I had fun with disks and modern replacements again...
May 27, 2016 posted by Martin Husemann
Unable to buy new 50 pin SCSI disks, and not willing to spend huge amounts of money on fast SCSI disks then slowed down by 50pin adapters, I looked for alternative solutions for the root disks of my mac68k and alpha machines.
April 04, 2016 posted by Matthew Sporleder
Watch a video by Christos Zoulas (with good audio!) talking about blacklistd
blacklistd by Christos Zoulas
March 21, 2016 posted by William J. Coldwell
And so it began...
date: 1993-03-21 10:45:37 +0100; author: cgd; state: Exp;
and we continue this legacy.
May 07, 2015 posted by Martin Husemann
My EdgeRouter ERLite-3 just has been delivered. Setup was easy (the NetBSD version of "plug & play"), and I really like this hardware.
Of course first testing showed up first errors - so this will be an interesting experience!
August 08, 2014 posted by Antti Kantee
The most time-consuming part of operating system development is obtaining
enough drivers to enable the OS to run real
applications which interact with the real world. NetBSD's rump kernels allow reducing
that time to almost zero, for example for developing special-purpose operating
systems for the cloud and embedded IoT devices. This article describes
an experiment in creating an OS by using a rump kernel for drivers.
It attempts to avoid going into full detail on the principles
of rump kernels,
which are available for interested readers from
December 17, 2013 posted by Matthew Sporleder
New interview with schmonz
December 17, 2013 posted by Antti Kantee
A cyclic trend in operating systems is moving things in and out of the
kernel for better performance. Currently, the pendulum is swinging
in the direction of userspace being the locus of high performance.
architecture of NetBSD ensures that the same kernel drivers work in a
monolithic kernel, userspace and beyond. One of those driver stacks is
networking. In this article we assume that
the NetBSD networking stack is run outside of the monolithic kernel in
a rump kernel and survey
the open source interface layer options.
September 18, 2013 posted by Antti Kantee
Yesterday I wrote a serious, user-oriented post about running applications directly on the Xen
hypervisor. Today I compensate for the seriousness by writing a
why-so-serious, happy-buddha type kernel hacker post. This post is
about using NetBSD kernel PCI drivers in
rump kernels on Xen, with device access courtesy of Xen PCI passthrough.