[Ukfreebsd] Notes from tonight's meeting

Sevan Janiyan venture37 at geeklan.co.uk
Thu Oct 26 23:03:31 BST 2017

Memory page sizes
Super pages
Memory fragmentation
POWER page sizes (up to 2GB?)
Heat map of FreeBSD boot time on EC2 https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/923104147708133376
delays in ARM kernel + FDT + scanning for many many devices
GDPR compliance
Landing in the kernel debugger without functioning keyboard
Porting mdb to FreeBSD
Areca powerpc based RAID controller on x86
Unix on Acorn RISC
Last Itanium cpu shipped this year
packetrace.net armv8 servers
dynamic adjustment of state table size with ipfilter & the lack of support 
nailing the size in the kernel config
NPF & missing functionality (MSS fixup, port redirection...)
Network proxies in Lua
MIPS R4k & pains of support from CHERI to NetBSD via Juniper
Support for PCIe PowerMac G5 in NetBSD/macppc POWERMAC_G5_11_2
NetBSD on SGI hardware
Xen security patch fallout from paravirtualised hosts
shodan scans and outdated SSH running on port 443
citrix, nokia & running old versions of operating systems
C++ drama
GCC 4.9 and buggy C++ support
syscall fuzzing with syzkaller https://github.com/google/syzkaller/
state of syscall bugs found so far in NetBSD & FreeBSD
legacy OS support in pkgsrc - modern packages for EoL systems
London Perl Workshop
Clifford Wolf's icestorm http://www.clifford.at/icestorm/
mystorm fpga boards https://mystorm.uk/

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