FreeBSD devsummit in Stockholm — EuroBSDCon 2015
…and we are back for a new BSD-related conference :)
Our hosts this year are the company called Init, big thanks to them!
This is of course an important subject and we got an update on the work done by
bapt@ on this. He is working off a branch of current, first with rather big packages that will be probably broken down into small ones later as needed.
See the agenda for the list of things that were discussed.
I didn’t go to the session
hps@organized on the
callout subsystem in FreeBSD but here are some notes.
This session was to discuss how to invite and get more people working on FreeBSD, a rather important topic. Here are the notes taken during the session.
That one went pretty slow, with no real topics pre-defined so we got some updates on how ARM/ARM64 are doing, some of the issues. Notes here.
Of course, Groff the goat joined us on the second day, too busy touring Stockholm on the 1st one I guess :)
Roadmap for jails
Agenda is here. Topic seems to interest a lot of people for some reason :) See the pano picture:
We talked about converting
jail.conf into UCL, some of the grammar is delicate, how to deal with
pkg(8) itself to install packages inside a jail directly and so on.
This session is dealing with mostly disk performance, reproductible builds, displaying myths about ZFS, RAIDZ/mirrors and so on. The notes are there.
This working group is interested in exploring issues with replacing OpenSSL with LibreSSL, both in base and ports.
Discussing the various graphical drivers (DRM and so on) in FreeBSD and updates. The current version is based on what’s inside Linux 3.8 and is not yet complete. Haswell support is not there yet. And Broadwell will have to wait till we import a version later than 3.8. CUrrent situation is a bit messy.
usb(4) subsystems are getting stable with respect to X drivers.
As usual I have created a gallery for the pictures I’ll be taking at the conference ,so heads out to here to see them.