Valuable News – 2019/07/01


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The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).


FreeBSD What’s Coming Up for PowerPC.

Mastery with SQL – Learn PostgreSQL 11 and Modern SQL.

FreeBSD gets PCI HDAudio device model for Bhyve coded on Google Summer of Code 2016.

OmniOS Community Edition r151030h/r151028ah/r151022df Available.

FreeBSD Security Advisory – FreeBSD-SA-19:08.rack.

DragonFly BSD adds MDS mitigation support for Intel side channel attacks.

FreeNAS 11.2-U5 Available.

Automated OpenBSD Deployment on vmd(8).

Future of Python on Solaris.

Native Data and Metadata Encryption for ZFS on Illumos.

PostgreSQL Periodic Table.

Adapting TriforceAFL for NetBSD – Part 1.

S3 Benchmark – MinIO on NVMe.

FreeBSD Sticker Party Order Form.

BSD Now 304 – Prospering with Vulkan.

Managing Oracle Solaris Through REST API.

FreeBSD Journal – May/June 2019 Issue.

FreeBSD will now expose kernel build-ID through uname -b command.

Why Not Use DNS Over HTTPS (DoH)?

OpenBSD Implements GPU Throttling.

Joyent – ZFS RAIDZ on Disk Format Versus Small Blocks.

NSA Reverse Engineering (SRE) Framework Ghidra Ported to FreeBSD.

FreeBSD will not omit SWAP line in top(1) when there are no swap devices.

FreeBSD 11.3-RC3 Available.

FreeBSD added 5-10% CPU savings on heavy web serving workloads with sendfile(2).

In Other BSDs for 2019/06/29

Death Watch for X Window System Has Probably Started.

FreeBSD ACPI Modifications.

Enlightenment on OpenBSD.

History of Linux Complexity.

The Joy of IoT.


Interview with AMD Forrest Norrod: Naples/Rome/Milan/Genoa CPUs.

Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 to $55.

Raspberry Pi 4 versus Raspberry Pi 3 Plus (Model B) Performance.

ZSTOR GS41100 – 4U 100 Bay Dense Storage Server with Only 1 Meter Depth.

Vulnerability in AMD SEV (Secure Encrypted Virtualization) for EPYC.

Intel Internal Employees Letter – AMD Competitive Profile. View:

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB and Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Review – SMR for Consumer Market.

VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.0 Standard – 8K Monitors Bandwidth and Beyond.

All Ryzen – Q&A with AMD CEO Lisa Su.

ASRock EPYC3251D4I-2T EPYC Mini ITX Motherboard.

ICY DOCK 5.25″ Bay Solutions.


Learning Secret – Do Not Take Notes with Laptop.


Revolut Does Not Care About You.

Brave Improves Its Ad Blocker Performance by 69 TIMES with New Engine Implementation in Rust.

Boeing 737 MAX Software Outsourced to $9 per Hour Engineers in India.


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