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arm64 platform now officially supported [and has syspatch(8)]

Contributed by rueda on from the not so armless dept.

arm64 is now an officially supported platform for OpenBSD. As some readers will have noticed, there's now syspatch(8) support, too.

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) committed the following change:

CVSROOT:        /cvs
Module name:    www
Changes by:  2017/12/07 12:00:12

Modified files:
	.              : plat.html 

Log message:
graduate arm64 to supported; having syspatch it is even beyond some other systems

Reflections on Hackathons

Contributed by Bob Beck on from the hacks from the wild dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) writes:

So, I am sitting in my kitchen with a car packed full of food, packing up my last things and getting ready to drive south for a Hackathon. This one is a little different, since it is in a wilderness hut I have to hike/ski into.. If the hike doesn't kill me, living for 5 days inside a structure heated by wood where Germans are present to stoke the fire might. So here's a bit of a ramble about hackathons.

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Official OpenBSD 6.2 CD set - the only one to be made!

Contributed by Bob Beck on from the not-available-in-stores dept.

Our dear friend Bob Beck (beck@) writes:

So, again this release the tradition of making Theo do art has continued!

Up for sale by auction to the highest bidder on Ebay is the only OpenBSD 6.2 CD set to be produced.

The case and CD's feature the 6.2 artwork, custom drawn ans signed by Theo.

All proceeds to support OpenBSD

Go have a look at the auction

As with previous OpenBSD auctions, if you are not the successful bidder, we would like to encourage you to donate the equivalent of you highest bid to the project.

p2k17 Hackathon report: Florian Obser on network stack progress, kernel relinking and more

Contributed by Peter N. M. Hansteen on from the relink don't go poof dept.

A new p2k17 hackathon report has arrived, this one from Florian Obser, who writes:
One of these days I should probably just put "lives here" into the file on cvs when it comes to hackathons in Berlin. My very first hackathon was b2k13 and I attended u2k15 as an emergency hackathon, on to number 3!

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p2k17 Hackathon Report: Anthony J. Bentley on firmware, games and securing pkg_add runs

Contributed by rueda on from the portable-gaming dept.

The next p2k17 report comes from Anthony J. Bentley (bentley@):

Back in April, Stefan Sperling (stsp@) asked if anyone was interested in using Atheros’s freely licensed sources to build firmware for athn(4) USB wireless cards. I never saw any takers on the mailing list, so when coming up with ideas to work on this hackathon I decided to give it a shot.

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OpenBSD Errata

OpenBSD 6.2

0032017-12-10 RELIABILITY A number of bugs were discovered in the MPLS stack that can be used to remotely trigger kernel crashes.
0022017-12-01 SECURITY The fktrace(2) system call had insufficient security checks.
0012017-10-13 RELIABILITY A local user could trigger a kernel panic by using an invalid TCB value.

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