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Call for testing: acpiec(4) clear events on attach and resume
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Mar 28 06:10:13 2014 (GMT)
from the acpi-easy-event dept.

Paul Irofti (pirofti@) wrote in about his ongoing effort to untangle acpiec events. Paul writes,

The following patch attempts to fix an issue where multiple ACPI EC events pile up during suspend and fill a buffer that upon resume prevent further event notifications.

The fix clears up the event queue early on during resume and also upon initial acpiec(4) attach.

And of course there's a patch to test - description and download link after the fold.

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OpenBSD 5.5 preorders have been enabled
Contributed by weerd on Fri Mar 28 08:16:30 2014 (GMT)
from the high-five-dot-five dept.

OpenBSD 5.5 preorders have been enabled on the ordering page.

With this commit, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) enabled pre-orders for the upcoming release:

Module name:	www
Changes by:	2014/03/26 20:09:10

Modified files:
	.              : errata55.html index.html older.html orders.html 

Log message:
activate 5.5 pre-orders; wonder which of the regulars win this time

Pre-orders tend to arrive early (before official release date), grab the chance to have early access! You won't be the winner if you just learned about it now, since at least one guy on misc@ has already beaten you to it :-)

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Call for Testing: upd(4)
Contributed by tbert on Thu Mar 20 10:51:50 2014 (GMT)
from the no-breaks-for-the-wicked dept.

Andre de Oliveira (andre@) has committed the upd(4) driver, which detects uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) attached to USB, which will show up in the dmesg:

uhidev0 at uhub1 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "American Power Conversion Back-UPS RS 500 FW:30.j5.I USB FW:j5" rev 1.10/0.06 addr 2
uhidev0: iclass 3/0, 98 report ids
upd0 at uhidev0

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hp300, mvme68k, and mvme88k Arches Move to the Attic
Contributed by tbert on Wed Mar 19 19:25:55 2014 (GMT)
from the to-the-great-/dev/null-in-the-sky dept.

In a recent commit, miod@ removed support for some of the older platforms that were supported by OpenBSD:

Retire hp300, mvme68k and mvme88k ports. These ports have no users, keeping
this hardware alive is becoming increasingly difficult, and I should heed the
message sent by the three disks which have died on me over the last few days.

Noone sane will mourn these ports anyway. So long, and thanks for the fish.

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Heads Up: Apache Removed from Base
Contributed by jj on Fri Mar 14 09:01:27 2014 (GMT)
from the puffy-vs-geronimo dept.

In a series of commits, Florian Obser (florian@) has unhooked Apache from the OpenBSD base build. This means you need to pay special attention when upgrading your systems:

/usr/sbin/httpd and the associated tools and files have been removed. Consider using nginx(8) for your http serving needs, but note that nginx is not a drop-in replacement. For people who need the old httpd(8) and cannot switch at this time, see the port www/apache-httpd-openbsd.

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OpenSMTPd Now the Default MTA in OpenBSD
Contributed by tbert on Thu Mar 13 05:29:12 2014 (GMT)
from the a-demoostik-once-bit-my-sister dept.

After a long time spent in the shadow of Sendmail, OpenSMTPd is now the default MTA in OpenBSD:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2014/03/12 12:21:34

Modified files:
	etc            : crontab mailer.conf rc.conf 
	etc/mail       : smtpd.conf 

Log message:
switch over to smtpd by default.
ok deraadt gilles todd

A great deal of thanks to the OpenSMPTd developers for their work in making this possible!

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USB 3.0 support beginning to emerge for -current
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Mar 11 08:12:13 2014 (GMT)
from the superspeed me, puffy! dept.

USB 3.0 support is coming to OpenBSD-current. In a series of commits commit dated March 8 2014 ending with this one, Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) added the beginnings of USB 3.0 support:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2014/03/08 07:34:12

Modified files:
	sys/conf       : files 
	sys/dev/pci    : files.pci 
Added files:
	sys/dev/usb    : xhci.c xhcireg.h xhcivar.h
	sys/dev/pci    : xhci_pci.c

Log message:
Dumb xhci(4) implementation.

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From the trenches: espie@ reports on recent experiments in package building
Contributed by tbert on Fri Mar 7 12:52:45 2014 (GMT)
from the puff my package! dept.

In a recent post to the ports mailing list titled "dpb fun", Marc Espie (espie@) reported on tests running the OpenBSD distributed ports builder on larger than usual hardware and improvements that sprang from the test:

So, I got access to a bunch of fast machines through Yandex. Big kudoes to them. It allowed me to continue working on dpb optimizations for fast clusters, after some tentalizing glimpse into big clusters I got a few months ago thanks to some experiment led by Florian Obser.

The rest of the post follows after the fold, this looks like exciting times are ahead.

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Slashdot Taking Questions for Interview with Theo de Raadt
Contributed by weerd on Wed Mar 5 21:28:17 2014 (GMT)
from the questionable-content dept.

Slashdot is soliciting questions for an interview with Theo de Raadt (deraadt@). So if you've some question you'd like to see the man at the top of the dogpile answer, head on over and drop it in the box.

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