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Toronto 2013 Hackathon Report - Ingo Schwarze
Contributed by weerd on Fri Jun 28 07:25:57 2013 (GMT)
from the real-men-run-man dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) submitted his view of Toronto, and a few bits of the stuff he was working on there:

During the first Toronto hackathon, I focused on the SQLite database backend for mandocdb(8). Currently, mandocdb is still disabled in OpenBSD-current, but it is intended to become a drop-in replacement for the makewhatis(8) utility, providing enhanced search capabilities for the apropos(1) manual page search utility.

In particular, it is designed to support searches for semantically annotated text in manual pages, for example to specifically search for subsection headers, utility options, file names, include files, function arguments, variable names, preprocessor macros, standard titles, author names, cross references, and much more.

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Using Yubikey For SSH Multi-Factor Authentication
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Jun 16 11:25:01 2013 (GMT)
from the ssh! key other keys dept.

Brandon Mercer (bmercer@) writes in to shed some light recently added alternative authentication methods in SSH:

For a long while now I've been complaining that usernames and passwords aren't enough. With ssh(1) you've also got keys and other variants, however the recent addition of AuthenticationMethods in sshd(8) really is a thing of beauty! What AuthenticationMethods allows you to do is specify a list, or multiple lists of chained authentication methods that must all be successful in order to authenticate the user.

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Christian Weisgerber (naddy@) t2k13 report
Contributed by jj on Sat Jun 15 20:21:41 2013 (GMT)
from the p-in-png-means-you-can-move-the-includes dept.

As usual at hackathons, I set out to touch some ports with lots of dependencies. After updating audio/flac to the first new release in almost six years turned out uneventful, I moved on to graphics/png.

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Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) t2k13 report: amd64 & i386 hibernate+resume
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Jun 14 19:15:37 2013 (GMT)
from the sleep and rude awakenings dept.

Mike Larkin's hackathon report offers some detail on hibernate and resume progress:

I had an abbreviated trip to Toronto, only being able to participate in the first four days of t2k13. I had originally planned to rework amd64 and i386 MTRRs since the way they are presently handled is difficult to understand, and I could not convince myself that they were even being handled properly in the first place. I was looking at MTRRs before the hackathon anyway, since I was trying to track down a reboot issue in hibernate resume, and MTRRs seemed like a possible suspect.

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Reyk Floeter (reyk@): From BSDCan to t2k13
Contributed by jj on Thu Jun 13 15:23:03 2013 (GMT)
from the dont-get-laid-get-relayd dept.

I came to Canada to speak about OpenIKED at BSDCan 2013 in Ottawa, moved on with an amazing road trip through Eastern U.S., and finally arrived at the t2k13 OpenBSD Hackathon in Toronto. I usually don't have a fixed agenda for hackathons, so I arrived there, talked with fellow developers and decided about my coding tasks.

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Alexander Bluhm (bluhm@) t2k13 report: network stack cleanup, PF, checksums, routing
Contributed by jj on Thu Jun 13 08:26:19 2013 (GMT)
from the it's all a bunch of tubes dept.

The newest entry in our continuing series of t2k13 hackathon reports comes from Alexander Bluhm (bluhm@), who offers some insight into his work in various parts of the network stack:

As a starter, I cleaned up some code in the IPv4 and IPv6 network stack. A hackathon is a great time to work as the other developers are around. You get fast OKs and can ask questions while doing the review. So I also looked into rtadvd, UTF-8 locale support, pf, IPv4 checksum calculation and IPv4 source routing.

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Jasper Lievisse Adriaanses (jasper@) t2k13 report
Contributed by jj on Wed Jun 12 08:42:15 2013 (GMT)
from the hunt for red Octeon dept.

Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse (jasper@) writes about his experiences at t2k13:

Unlike previous hackathons I didn't have a clear idea what I wanted to work on, apart from "some ports" and "some octeon" stuff. Which as I came to learn is much better than having a fixed set of tasks...since you'll almost never do just that what you thought you would work on. There's always something more interesting that pops up.

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Paul Irofti: t2k13: Hibernating on the Loongson
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Jun 12 08:07:36 2013 (GMT)
from the sleep deep dept.

Further swelling our t2k13 hackathon coverage, Paul Irofti (pirofti@) sent us this report:

I spent most of the hackathon adding hibernate support for the Loongson architecture.

I found the work that mlarkin@ and deraadt@ have done on hibernate to be quite interesting. Unfortunately during their initial work on i386 and amd64 I was focused on different topics and I kind of lost the train on that one.

No matter, I decided to join in on the hibernate effort and Loongson seemed like the perfect architecture for that. I already added suspend support for it a few years ago so hibernation would be the next logical step.

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Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) t2k13 report
Contributed by phessler on Tue Jun 11 11:11:13 2013 (GMT)
from the a twisty maze of dependencies dept.

One of our resident Hobbits, Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) writes in with his report of the t2k13 Hackathon:

As usual, what I ended up doing during this hackathon was completely different from what I had in mind... which means my TODO list is still not shrinking :-/

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