[Ukfreebsd] Notes from last meeting

Alexander Nasonov alnsn at yandex.ru
Sun Jan 17 14:40:43 GMT 2016


Sevan Janiyan wrote:
> Writing MIPS assembly
> See MIPS Run book
> Covert bitcoin mining on set-top boxes
> concurrent conversations about Lua / LuaJIT
> DragonFly BSD moving away from pkgsrc
> Adding support for a new OS to pkgsrc
> The Compaq C Compiler for Alpha not supporting size_t
> Being spoilt by the BSD's (not having to do the define dance to enable
> the necessary standards)
> Obscure HP UNIX variant
> Anything worse than Xenix?
> Working on kernel bypass
> Working for the financial industry (meh) versus working on something
> cool and interesting
> sailor - https://github.com/NetBSDfr/sailor
> FreeBSD build infrastructure - could do with being able to cross compile
> from another OS
> Mentoring new commitors
> Email noise from phabricator
> LibreSSL in FreeBSD base
> ppp(8) on FreeBSD links to libmd & OpenSSL
> Running an SGI Octane as a primary workstation using OpenBSD/sgi
> Uncle Kirk's videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEEr6dT-4uQ to
> http://www.informit.com/store/introduction-to-the-freebsd-open-source-operating-system-9780134305868
> The BSD network stack vs Linux network stack - in terms of organisation
> & line count
> OpenBSD cleaning up their network stack -
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb55uELv_c8
> Docker - "a solution looking for a problem" - Paul Vixie

"musl is good" vs some functions in musl are "too simple".
Intel's avx instructions draw more power and may decrease processor
frequency.

Alex


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