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Back from n2k13 new zealand.
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jan 31 22:57:41 2013 (GMT)
from the hack the kiwi dept.

The first report from n2k13 in New Zealand comes from Bob Beck (beck@):

Having now returned from n2k13 in new zealand, I thought I'd share a little bit here. We had a very productive time in Dunedin at the University of Otago - where we were provided with some very nice accomodation and a great hacking room organized by Jim Cheetham (Thanks Jim!).

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OpenSMTPD: more features, more cleanup, more more
Contributed by tbert on Wed Jan 30 11:25:14 2013 (GMT)
from the plus-de-clochette-a-vache dept.

Gilles Chehade(gilles@) has written about the updates to OpenSMTPD that he, Eric Faurot(eric@), and Charles Longeau(chl@) have recently committed to OpenBSD.

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WPA Enterprise mode for OpenBSD
Contributed by jj on Sun Feb 3 22:45:34 2013 (GMT)
from the puffy-is-the-captain-of-the-wpa2-enterprise dept.

After seeing discussions on misc@ about where wpa_supplicant would and would not work, Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) decided to take a look at wpa2-enterprise mode for wifi.

This is what he wrote:

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Hibernate on amd64
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jan 21 06:56:15 2013 (GMT)
from the just-keep-hitting-the-snooze-bar dept.

Mike Larkin(mlarkin@) writes to let us know that basic hibernation support is in the tree for amd64 machines.

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Binary patches with BinpatchNG
Contributed by jj on Mon Jan 14 08:01:26 2013 (GMT)
from the can-I-upgrade-my-boss-with-this dept.

Binary patches with BinpatchNG

For many server administrators it may not be desirable to keep a full src tree around to update a system when an errata is published. While this may still be something that could work out just fine on large/fast servers, it's a dreadful task to do this on embedded systems or servers with little diskspace (like CF storage) or limited CPU power (Soekris, Alix, etc).

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Debugging the OpenBSD kernel via QEMU
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jan 10 20:02:02 2013 (GMT)
from the now-the-heisenbug-is-gone-again dept.

Mark Shroyer writes in about how he used QEMU to track down an OpenBSD kernel bug:

Recently I had to track down a minor bug in the OpenBSD kernel. I tapped QEMU and GDB as debugging tools for the task, running on Ubuntu 12.04 as the host OS. This combination worked extremely well, so for the record here’s how I set it all up.

OpenBSD comes equipped with two kernel debugging mechanisms: ddb and kgdb. ddb(4) is an in-kernel debugger, enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel, and can be invoked either explicitly from the console or automatically in the event of a panic. It is analogous to the Linux debugger kdb in that it can be used to set breakpoints and examine the stack or register state, but (like kdb) it is not a source-level debugger.

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EuroBSDCon 2012 presentations available online.
Contributed by jj on Thu Jan 3 20:53:22 2013 (GMT)
from the puffy-with-lots-of-polish dept.

The EuroBSDCon 2012 videos has now been published. If you missed the conference or a particular presentation, take a look at the talks here.
The OpenBSD-related presentations can also be read/viewed at

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Matthieu Herrb interviewed on BSDTalk
Contributed by jj on Tue Jan 1 08:06:34 2013 (GMT)
from the undeadly-consortium-requests-that-the-following-names-be-used dept.

Matthieu Herrb was recently interviewed on BSDTalk about Xenocara, the OpenBSD port of on what it is, and what it's not.

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Sun4v logical domain support coming up.
Contributed by jj on Mon Dec 17 10:58:55 2012 (GMT)
from the yo-dawg-I-heard-you-like-logical-domains dept.

So this stuff is in a usable state now. Below are some instructions on how to use things, and I encourage people with access to suitable hardware to play with it. If you do, you probably should be very current and rebuild your kernel and ldomctl(8) from absolutely -current sources before doing so.

Have fun!


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