Episode 380

Early ZFS-mas


December 10th, 2020

43 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

We read FreeBSD’s 3rd quarter status report, OpenZFS 2.0, adding check-hash checks in UFS filesystem, OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD, and more.

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3rd Quarter FreeBSD Report

The call for submissions for the 4th Quarter is out

OpenZFS 2.0

This Monday, ZFS on Linux lead developer Brian Behlendorf published the OpenZFS 2.0.0 release to GitHub. Along with quite a lot of new features, the announcement brings an end to the former distinction between "ZFS on Linux" and ZFS elsewhere (for example, on FreeBSD). This move has been a long time coming—the FreeBSD community laid out its side of the roadmap two years ago—but this is the release that makes it official.

News Roundup

Revision 367034

Various new check-hash checks have been added to the UFS filesystem
over various major releases. Superblock check hashes were added for
the 12 release and cylinder-group and inode check hashes will appear
in the 13 release.

OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD

So, just learned that the OpenSSL devs decided to break /dev/crypto on FreeBSD.

OS108-9.1 XFCE amd64 released

  • OS108 is a fast, open and Secure Desktop Operating System built on top of NetBSD. > Installing OS108 to your hard drive is done by using the sysinst utility, the process is basically the same as installing NetBSD itself. Please refer to the NetBSD guide for installation details, http://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/part-install.html
  • Installation Video ***

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