[Ukfreebsd] knock knock
Sevan / Venture37
venture37 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 12:38:30 GMT 2010
On 26/03/2010 00:01, James O'Gorman wrote:
> On 25 Mar 2010, at 16:51, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
>> Not sure If I'll be able to make it yet, just incase anyone might
>> be interested, on the 21st is the monthly london opensolaris
>> usergroup meeting at customer briefing centre on london bridge, its
>> usually full of sun engineers& unix folk, highly recommended
> But Oracle have put a stop to the free food + booze :-(
That was disappointing
> Otherwise still a good night though - as Sevan said, plenty of
> techies to talk to and swap horror stories with or learn new tricks
> Alasdair's talk on Zones and ZFS last week was brilliant.
Yes, he did a great job
Slides are up at
if anyone is interested
>> Though being into BSD& it's simple processes for doing things on
>> your system will probably make you find yourself thinking "why do
>> you have to make it so complicated"
> Horses for courses :-) (I use both on a daily basis)
> I'll likely be at LOSUG again next month, though. If anyone wants to
> arrange a "LBUG" meet I'd be up for that too.
aha, nice to have a BSD user on the end of this, I always end up
sounding like the nutcase with the OpenBSD t-shirt whenever I try to
talk about this at LOSUG, don't get me wrong whenever I see technical
demos of DTrace or ZFS I'm always foaming at the mouth, but there have
been so many talks where I've sat the & thought WTF or gone back to try
it & failed, examples:
Crossbow: it wasn't really working until it made it into 09.06 then they
go & stick a dependency on e1000 cards (em(4) on Free/OpenBSD) why?
Only thing I can think of is because of QoS in which case if you removed
support for that on other chipsets you would still have a damn amazing
tool for building virtual networks.
It seemed like a poorly implemented version of virtnet based on what I
saw from trying out imunes
overcomplicated once again.
Anyone know if they got the idea for crossbow from vimage/virtnet, I
know they borrowed some bits from the FreeBSD stack mainly the
net80211(9) & all the relevant wifi drivers.
The talk on building a custom distro:
What a mess that was, how many xml files did he have to edit & commands
couldn't they have the equivalent to "make release"??
Another one where I was scratching my head, they'd taken the redhat
policy format for building RPM's & used that as the template for IPS
package manifests. why?
Since when has rpm ever been a good idea for one to use that as the
basis for their new packaging format?
I think it was part of Suns big plan to make a "open source" OS which
stank like Linux but it wasn't Linux.
Trying to contribute patches is a bit of a shambles aswell, 6 months
turn around to get a USB device ID added back into their tree for a
rum(4) device, they decided not to bring the devices ID's for the
supported devices from FreeBSD when the ported the drivers across *sigh*
It's taken me nearly a year to get support for two devices add to rum &
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