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  • CyberCr33p
    CyberCr33p reacted to olli@'s post in the thread was killed: out of swap space - HUH? with Thanks Thanks.
    That's not how it works. If an application requests a certain amount of memory, the operating system will give it exactly that much memory, no more, no less (except for small pieces that may be required for alignment or management purposes). I...
  • CyberCr33p
    If you know how big the transfer is going to be, you can use pv -s 12345 to get completion % / estimated time remaining.
  • R
    Actually, there are many other options. I am going with "well intended, not knowledgeable, and silly". Completely changing the name of the OS wil have very nasty side effects, in unexpected places. For example: there is lots of software that...
  • SirDice
    Ok, that's useful, we can usually lookup what kind of hardware a specific model has. Somebody with the same laptop might be able to help too. Have a look through the output of dmesg or read /var/log/messages. Is there any information referring...
  • R
    ralphbsz replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    Same works with emacs on any Unix: The old document is still there (typically with a "~" after the name), and edits are saved, typically every few seconds (the file name of that backup file starts with "#"). So even if the system completely...
  • R
    What do you mean by "block"? You can teach dhcpd to not serve booting (see above), You can teach dhcpd to give a nonsensical IP address to the port. But that doesn't block the machine. I think what you mean by "block" is: prevent IP connectivity...
  • SirDice
    SirDice replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    Word saves backup documents, that has nothing to do with the filesystem.
  • jpierri
    Use sysctl debug.kdb.panic=1 to trigger a panic when you want the system to go down hard. (NOTE: DON'T DO THIS UNLESS YOU REALLY, REALLY MEAN IT.) So long as sysctl kern.sync_on_panic=0 is set (the default) this should be do what you are asking...
  • R
    ralphbsz replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    That is exactly the correct and expected behavior. If an application creates a file, writes to it, and does NOT call fsync() or some variant of it, and then the system crashes, the files are allowed (one might even say expected) to be zero size...
  • R
    ralphbsz replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    Nonsense. And repeating the offensive nonsense doesn't make it any more right.
  • olli@
    olli@ replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    Ok, you're angry because you lost data. That explains why you resort to swearing. Upon a crash, when the meta data is synced to disk, but the actual data hasn't been synced yet, you get zero-size files. That's how soft-updates work. It's not a...
  • R
    Well, if da6 is gone, you have a problem. It's really hard to find a disk that isn't there any longer. You may have to resort to physically identifying all the other disks. Crazy suggestion: Write down the model and serial number of all surviving...
  • olli@
    olli@ replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    I don't know what “UFS” you're talking about, but apparently not about UFS / FFS2 in FreeBSD. In the comparisons I performed, it is not slow at all. And if you know about any bugs, you should submit a report to bugs.freebsd.org – I'm sure that...
  • SirDice
    SirDice replied to the thread UFS UFS SU+J or gjournal?.
    Prove it.
  • SirDice
    umask=value Set the bitmask of the file and directory permissions that are not present. The value is given in octal. The default value is 0 which means full access to everybody. fmask=value Set the bitmask...
  • SirDice
    The umodem is a driver the OP needs for his USB->Serial converter to work. Other USB->Serial cables may need uftdi. It depends on the chipset that's used. The traditional, old school, DB9 variant computers used to have? Then you don't need...
  • SirDice
    What is the exact model of the laptop? And if you know, what is the model/type of the touchpad? Some touchpads just work, some require a little configuration and some aren't supported at all. Without knowing the hardware it's difficult to tell...
  • SirDice
    SirDice replied to the thread Python in the PHP build? Why??.
    As far as I can tell it's not the lang/php73 port that pulls it in. It could be one of its dependencies though. Often it's only used as a build dependency. The devel/automake port for example depends on Perl, so that would pull in Perl. Not...
  • olli@
    olli@ reacted to getopt's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    Think about the rating of Hotels and Restaurants in the Internet. While it was helpful in the very first beginning, it has become an ecosystem for deceiving the inexperienced new or staying dumb users with the benefit of being able to aggregate...
  • olli@
    PS: Maybe the disk was detached from the driver? In that case, the device node in /dev is gone, of course. I notice there's a gap in your diskinfo output: /dev/da5 is followed by /dev/da7, but /dev/da6 is missing. So, maybe /dev/da6 is the faulty...
  • olli@
    Interesting. Have you tried grep -i WMC6 /var/run/dmesg.boot? Another thing to try is camcontrol identify /dev/da0 | grep serial (repeat for all disks).
  • hukadan
    What's the point in answering to a seven years old solved thread ? He *needed*: I hope he has solved his problem by now.
  • olli@
    That's not how it works. If an application requests a certain amount of memory, the operating system will give it exactly that much memory, no more, no less (except for small pieces that may be required for alignment or management purposes). I...
  • SirDice
    badbrain I strongly urge you to take your negativity elsewhere.
  • SirDice
    The procedure doesn't "suck".
  • SirDice
    x11/lightdm. Don't know if it works though.
  • SirDice
    It's been removed, mainly due to the fact that QT4 has been removed. What's wrong with multimedia/avidemux?
  • SirDice
    There are better ways to achieve this, like reading "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System". You can probably get the first edition really cheap. The first edition covers older FreeBSD versions (up to version 5) but still...
  • drhowarddrfine
    Don't know if I'm being helpful here but I'm running FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE on a Dell Inspiron 1720. It's running nginx, wordpress and just about anything I've thrown at it but I haven't put any desktop software on it.
  • SirDice
    For most typical LAMP/FAMP websites you can quite easy upgrade MySQL to 5.7. This usually takes very little effort, most of these probably aren't using anything that would tie it down to 5.5 specifically. I've done this countless times. Almost...
  • roddierod
    roddierod reacted to getopt's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    Looks like the TL;DR generation has made it in the FreeBSD forums like everywhere. They look on a statistics like on a MEME. They take it for given and might be the believers who will adapt to AI in lack of their own intelligence. I admit that...
  • roddierod
    roddierod reacted to getopt's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    Mainstreaming populism is the plague of the mostly uneducated masses. Scoring and rating are the tools for keeping the mainstream mainstream. Knowing what others prefer does not tell anything about on what state of mind a vote has been given...
  • T
    Dude, snort 2.9.1.2 is a ancient version from around 2011 and no longer supported. Port and current version are at 2.9.14.1 . There is no sense in debugging a unsupported version. Update.
  • drhowarddrfine
    And who will rate such things? By what standard? Who will claim to be unbiased and imagine all the claims of favoritism? It will only lead to complaints.
  • olli@
    Just to make one thing clear: Those old versions of FreeBSD and PHP have known security holes. Since they're end-of-life, those holes won't be fixed. Using such outdated versions is like speeding on the motorway – You're not only putting yourself...
  • olli@
    olli@ reacted to tommiie's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    We should not use a rating system for that but what about some kind of newsletter or a page with tips and tricks or something like that. In a newsletter you can learn about new and interesting projects (applications/ports) and on a tips and...
  • olli@
    olli@ reacted to OJ's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    Why would I want to know what's popular? I don't run programs because of their popularity but rather because of their functionality. OTOH, perhaps I should get a department store computer with MS-Windows pre-installed and sign up for Facebook. ;)
  • olli@
    olli@ reacted to getopt's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    Looks like the TL;DR generation has made it in the FreeBSD forums like everywhere. They look on a statistics like on a MEME. They take it for given and might be the believers who will adapt to AI in lack of their own intelligence. I admit that...
  • SirDice
    SirDice replied to the thread (Suggestion) Rating System.
    I don't see any technical advantage to implement this into the ports system itself. It's already quite complex, no need to complicate things even further. Especially if there's no technical gain, what use is a rating system with regards to...
  • olli@
    olli@ reacted to kpedersen's post in the thread (Suggestion) Rating System with Thanks Thanks.
    The ratings are not actionable. If I go to for example the postfix developers and tell them that their rating is poor; they are going to tell me to fsck off. Again, the rating system for the port maintainers also seems unfair; they are already...
  • olli@
    Absolutely! I once had intermittent problems with one SATA drive (CRC errors). It only occurred when the machine had a certain load, so I suspected a bug in the OS at first, i.e. the driver having a timing problem, a race condition or similar...
  • SirDice
    That would also rob us of the opportunity to educate people. I'd be more than happy to help migrate, I'm sure others are too.
  • SirDice
    It might even be the only solution, I have not been able to find anything regarding the mount order from different pools. No way to change the order it appears. Alternatively you could fallback to legacy and use fstab for this. That will...
  • bjs
    bjs replied to the thread ATSC tuner cards?.
    Instead of a interface card have a look into a HDHomeRun network tuner... They offer units for OTA with multiple tuners as well as units for cable systems... I have one of their Extend models that has hardware encoding and while I don't currently...
  • J
    jeffc replied to the thread ATSC tuner cards?.
    The pcHDTV HD-5500 ATSC/NTSC TV tuner card uses the cx88 driver and works under FreeBSD, for example under tvheadend. It's also supported under Linux, which apparently was its original target. Here's a link to its site: http://www.pchdtv.com/...
  • T
    If you want to block multiple MAC's, instead of creating a "host" statement, a "class" statement with "subclass" entries is more efficient. Link And set "ignore" instead of "deny" (follow the thread for details). With sol298's setting and the...
  • SirDice
    FreeBSD 11.0 is End-of-Life and not supported any more. PHP 5.6 is End-of-Life and not supported any more. MySQL 5.5 is End-of-Life and not supported any more. Do yourself a favor, stop relying on applications that are past their shelf life.
  • R
    That diskid is probably a hex or decimal number with about two dozen digits, right? Seen it before. Sadly, the diskid from ZFS has little to do with the serial number that diskinfo report (and which can also be found in dmesg...
  • sickboy
    sickboy reacted to Phishfry's post in the thread Building expired port with Thanks Thanks.
    My method was to download the ports tree of the revision I was trying to replicate. So looking at gtk12 you can see it was removed on December 21,2018. Simply find the revision of the ports tree that pre-dates that. svnlite co -r 488008 This will...
  • sickboy
    sickboy replied to the thread Building expired port.
    Thank you, that has worked!
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