Re: cron(8) improvement

2013-11-09 Thread Daniel O'Connor
-- a thing that has previously been a no-no for FreeBSD. I think it would be OK if they installed entries in a disabled state. ie either the file is named such that it is ignored by cron (preferable IMO) or the entries in them are commented out. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network

Re: cron(8) improvement

2013-11-09 Thread Daniel O'Connor
of working out of the box. Please, please allow an option to make this crap work out of the box already. A rc.conf script sounds good to me. That still won't get you want you want though because the port/pkg install wouldn't touch it? (would it?) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: usb ACM device doesn't work

2013-06-21 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, class 2/0, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 1 on usbus0 umodem0: data interface 1, has no CM over data, has no break and I cannot communicate with it. Any ideas how to communicate with it? Have you tried anything? It should create /dev/cuaUx and /dev/ttyUx (where x is 0 in your case) -- Daniel O'Connor

Re: Time to kill fdc ?

2013-02-10 Thread Daniel O'Connor
small file. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: Time to kill fdc ?

2013-02-10 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, I am not sure I have requisite hardware at work any more, all of the suitable machines were shipped. In any case I am in no position to maintain FDC as I no longer user it as part of my install process. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: Intel 82574 issue reported on Slashdot

2013-02-09 Thread Daniel O'Connor
take proper ownership of the issue. It would be far, far better for their image to say some systems may have the fault, go to http:// to find a way to test for your operating system. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Re: Intel 82574 issue reported on Slashdot

2013-02-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
motherboard manufacturer is much more time consuming than Run sysctl... | grep foo | awk ... to see if your system is affected. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose

Re: looking for help from ppp users

2012-12-02 Thread Daniel O'Connor
don't. I hope that helps! -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: looking for help from ppp users

2012-12-02 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 03/12/2012, at 13:52, Eitan Adler li...@eitanadler.com wrote: On 2 December 2012 21:43, Daniel O'Connor docon...@gsoft.com.au wrote: ... I've marked the appropriate sections as red on the http://wiki.freebsd.org/ThwackAFAQ page. Should I mark the rest green or were they unreviewed

Re: Use of C99 extra long double math functions after r236148

2012-07-13 Thread Daniel O'Connor
to wait indefinitely for the pie in the sky. +1 If we do import Cephes the questionable functions should probably be explicitly marked somewhere so that if there is still $someone can still work on them though. Perhaps the same way mktemp et al are marked.. -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: Use of C99 extra long double math functions after r236148

2012-05-31 Thread Daniel O'Connor
/configure scripts. sed -E 's/[[::]]-lm[[::]]/-lm_inaccuarate/' might have some false positives and false negatives. (Did I even get the sed syntax correct?) Another option would be to put it in base but bleat about it if it's actually used (like mktemp et al) -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: using nscd (ldap) makes passwd/group disappearing while installing ports

2012-02-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
? Or for nscd to monitor the passwd group files? Either would be somewhat racy though.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint

Re: LSI supported mps(4) driver available

2012-01-20 Thread Daniel O'Connor
? Thanks again. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: Burning CDs and DVDs on SATA drive in FreeBSD 9.0

2011-12-07 Thread Daniel O'Connor
2) * 0,3,0 3) * 0,4,0 4) * 0,5,0 5) * 0,6,0 6) * 0,7,0 7) * mdtest:~camcontrol devlist WDC WD5002ABYS-02B1B0 02.03B03 at scbus0 target 0 lun 0 (pass0,ada0) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: datapoints on 10G throughput with TCP ?

2011-12-06 Thread Daniel O'Connor
. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: Using Instruction Pointer address in debug interfaces [Was: Re: vm_page_t related KBI [Was: Re: panic at vm_page_wire with FreeBSD 9.0 Beta 3]]

2011-11-09 Thread Daniel O'Connor
with a standard interface for bypass interfaces. That is a different topic though.. http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/netmap/ Perhaps? -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them

Re: samba+zfs

2011-11-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
:( -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: samba+zfs

2011-11-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 09/11/2011, at 16:56, Daniel O'Connor wrote: On 09/11/2011, at 16:29, Kurt Touet wrote: Is anyone else seeing problems like this with samba/zfs ?Perhaps it's not exclusive to samba, either? Yep, I see this too. I can get 80-100Mbyte/sec reads out of a single disk but ZFS is (now

Re: samba+zfs

2011-11-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
expect it to slow down over time.. Unless bounce buffers got used more and more or something. I have an em0 card in this system - but in any case it is slow locally (i.e. dd a large file with 64k block size). -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: VM images for FreeBSD

2011-11-03 Thread Daniel O'Connor
you could cut it in 2 conceptually and modify pkg_add so it can run it a mode where it just unpacks to a staging area, and another mode where it copies from the staging area to the destination. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice

Re: how to detach ata w/ new ATA_CAM layer?

2011-10-30 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, has been done, All that I have, has not. ___ freebsd-current@freebsd.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: [Freebsd 9] [amd64] [USB] [HPLIP] what's the (new) right way to manage hplip usb-plugged printers, running Freebsd 9

2011-10-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
=0 setting release=0x4241 setting mode=host setting port=3 setting parent=ugen1.1 Processing notify event -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from

Re: can audio CDs be played with ATA_CAM ?

2011-10-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
for the cam device. Thanks for your attention. Claude Buisson P.S. As I can see reading GENERIC, ATA_CAM will be the default for 9.X so there is a risk of complaints from FreeBSD workstation users (who cares ?) after the release.. Does cdparanoia work for you? -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: can audio CDs be played with ATA_CAM ?

2011-10-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
tested on 8.2 (from Sep 18) and 9.0 (from Sep 25) both with ATA_CAM Strange, I would have thought VLC would use the same sort of access method as VLC.. I don't know what it's trying so it's hard to know why it doesn't work :( -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software

Re: can audio CDs be played with ATA_CAM ?

2011-10-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
using ATA_CAM? It may be trying old style ATA ioctls based on the device name. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596

Re: can audio CDs be played with ATA_CAM ?

2011-10-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
and it ripped a CD fine using cdparanoia and cdcontrol seemed to play it OK (although I don't have the analogue output of this drive hooked up to the audio system). This is not to say that there isn't a bug in the ATA_CAM code :) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis

Re: '/bin/ls' broken by SVN r226509

2011-10-20 Thread Daniel O'Connor
? cp /rescue/ls /bin/ls oh.. of course. I've forgotten about /rescue. In fact, I only had to use it once before. This is the crunched binary and is pretty big (unlikely to be an issue on a modern system though). You can do.. cd /usr/src/bin/ls make all install -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: HEADS UP: ports/ and 10.0-CURRENT

2011-09-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
it by setting UNAME_r=9.0-CURRENT before building stuff. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94

Re: 9.0 bsdinstall usage

2011-09-23 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 23/09/2011, at 23:03, Fbsd8 wrote: The binary is installed by default, but there it isn't run at startup. If it is being run then I would expect you are booting off your install media again by accident. -- Daniel O'Connor You did not read my post correctly. I dont say bsdinstall

Re: 9.0 bsdinstall usage

2011-09-22 Thread Daniel O'Connor
and guarantees no one can exec it by accident and kill there running system. The binary is installed by default, but there it isn't run at startup. If it is being run then I would expect you are booting off your install media again by accident. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: USB Keyboard doesn't work

2011-09-19 Thread Daniel O'Connor
To unsubscribe, send any mail to freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0

Re: USB Keyboard doesn't work

2011-09-19 Thread Daniel O'Connor
the USB stack some time to find devices before mountroot. Unfortunately I believe the USB stack is effectively frozen once the mountroot prompt appears hence the need for the work around. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Custom installer woes (can't mount / RW)

2011-09-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
install using bsdinstaller it works, so I have a work around, but I would like to use my custom script as it saves a lot of time and finger trouble. Any help appreciated. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards

Re: Custom installer woes (can't mount / RW)

2011-09-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
/tmp/${RELNAME}-ports/dev sudo mkdir /tmp/${RELNAME}-ports/usr/ports sudo mount -t nullfs -o ro /usr/ports /tmp/${RELNAME}-ports/usr/ports sudo mount -t nullfs -o ro /usr/src /tmp/${RELNAME}-ports/usr/src -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: USB keyboard problems at mountroot

2011-08-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 08/08/2011, at 20:47, Bruce Cran wrote: On 08/08/2011 06:01, Daniel O'Connor wrote: I installed current on a PC with a USB keyboard and found that the keyboard doesn't come up until after mountroot which is a bit of a problem when I bugger up the fstab :) I note there is a PR

USB keyboard problems at mountroot

2011-08-07 Thread Daniel O'Connor
also recall a thread recently but my google-fu fails me for the moment.. Does anyone have a work around for it? Thanks. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from

Re: make release

2011-04-12 Thread Daniel O'Connor
ends up in /usr/obj/usr/src. Am I doing something wrong ? I found this too, I think it's the new way. (I think the makefile still mentions CHROOTDIR though.. not sure if it does anything with it or not though) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: bsdinstaller / partedit emacs key patch

2011-03-31 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 01/04/2011, at 5:09, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: On 03/29/11 20:50, Daniel O'Connor wrote: Hi, I noticed that the entry widgets in the bsdinstaller label editor don't understand various emacs keys (eg C-a, C-d, C-e). Here's a patch which adds the basics.. Unfortunately dialog doesn't have

Re: Installer request

2011-03-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
that on FreeBSD, too. I agree it's ugly, but I don't edit my fstab very often :) IMHO geom labels would be sufficient. The problem is that labels tend to be the same between machines because they all have /, swap, etc.. BTW GPT can store a label as well as having a UUID. -- Daniel O'Connor

Re: ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
to reinstall today because I forgot to create a swap partition and now I can't reproduce the problem :( Sorry. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew

Re: ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
will try and get some more information -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20

Re: ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 29/03/2011, at 23:10, Marcin Cieslak wrote: Daniel O'Connor docon...@gsoft.com.au wrote: On 29/03/2011, at 8:29, Daniel O'Connor wrote: On 29/03/2011, at 1:37, Sergey Kandaurov wrote: 1) ipv6_enable is obsolete in HEAD, see UPDATING. Ahh UPDATING, of course, thanks :) 2) Normally

bsdinstaller / partedit emacs key patch

2011-03-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
) = 0; + dlg_parse_bindkey(tmp); + } if (strcmp(basename(argv[0]), sade) != 0) dialog_vars.backtitle = __DECONST(char *, FreeBSD Installer); -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Re: tzsetup disregards setting TZ to UTC

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 28/03/2011, at 15:59, Eitan Adler wrote: On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM, Daniel O'Connor docon...@gsoft.com.au wrote: Hi, I am trying the new installer and I find that it still asks you for a time zone even if you answer Yes to using UTC. tzsetup(1) is not asking if you wish to use

ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, length 56 Other hosts can obtain a prefix just fine. This is the only 9.0 one, I have other FreeBSD boxes but they are 8.x ish. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose

Re: ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
accept_rtadv Great, it works! Thanks again. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F

Re: ipv6 / rtadv problem

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 29/03/2011, at 8:29, Daniel O'Connor wrote: On 29/03/2011, at 1:37, Sergey Kandaurov wrote: 1) ipv6_enable is obsolete in HEAD, see UPDATING. Ahh UPDATING, of course, thanks :) 2) Normally hosts ignore rtadv packets if ipv6_gateway_enable is also set (as per rfc4861). All you need

Re: Installer request

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 29/03/2011, at 4:28, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: On 03/28/11 00:20, Daniel O'Connor wrote: Hi, I would like it if the installer had an option to exit to live CD mode after installation. The reason being that I have a tar file I want to splat onto the newly installed system residing

Re: tzsetup disregards setting TZ to UTC

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
Eitan pointed out this was by design). It's trivial (15 lines IIRC). Fixing UTC to show up in the menu is not that difficult either, but it might talk a bit more monkeying around. I think having UTC in the TZ menu would be the way to go, I will see if I can generate a patch for it. -- Daniel

Re: tzsetup disregards setting TZ to UTC

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 29/03/2011, at 12:11, Daniel O'Connor wrote: On 29/03/2011, at 11:06, Garrett Cooper wrote: I made the same complaint recently in a semi-private forum, so you're not alone. :) I just haven't taken the time to figure out how best to fix it. I'll provide a patch that I wrote to 'fix

Re: Installer request

2011-03-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 29/03/2011, at 4:28, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: On 03/28/11 00:20, Daniel O'Connor wrote: Hi, I would like it if the installer had an option to exit to live CD mode after installation. The reason being that I have a tar file I want to splat onto the newly installed system residing

Loader FAT32 support

2011-03-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
disk1s1f: FFS disk2:BIOS drive D: disk2s1: FAT-32 pxe devices: OK set currdev=disk2s1: OK ls / OK Whereas if I mount it once booted in FreeBSD I can see the files I put on it as you would expect. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

tzsetup disregards setting TZ to UTC

2011-03-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
Hi, I am trying the new installer and I find that it still asks you for a time zone even if you answer Yes to using UTC. I had a look at the way this is implemented and it appears to just be a call to tzsetup so it would appear the bug lies there. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network

Installer request

2011-03-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
Hi, I would like it if the installer had an option to exit to live CD mode after installation. The reason being that I have a tar file I want to splat onto the newly installed system residing on the USB stick the installer is on. In chroot mode I can't access it. -- Daniel O'Connor software

VirtualBox guest panic in ACPI

2011-03-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
about being unable to allocate an IRQ prior to the panic) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94

Re: VirtualBox guest panic in ACPI

2011-03-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 26/03/2011, at 17:47, Daniel O'Connor wrote: I tried running a -current (r219926) release in VirtualBox and got a panic. I found that modifying the VM with.. VBoxManage modifyvm Installer\ test --hpet on --ioapic on Makes it boot. acpi0: could not allocate interrupt ACPI Exception

Re: make release problems (amd64)

2011-03-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

make release problems (amd64)

2011-03-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/kernel.txz then I killed it. I'm not sure why it's putting stuff in /usr/src/release rather than /tmp/9.0-GENESIS or /usr/obj somewhere.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: make release problems (amd64)

2011-03-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On 26/03/2011, at 15:02, Daniel O'Connor wrote: usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release/dist/usr/src/release

Re: Process timing issue

2011-02-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
very long, but every now and then it takes too long and my FIFO fills up (~75msec). If you do find a solution I would be very interested :) In the end I wrote a kernel driver which read buffered the data, but I suppose that is not possible for you. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: FreeBSD Installer Roadmap

2011-02-19 Thread Daniel O'Connor
run from that. I do this at work to do a partition minimal install, then untar a pre-populated FS generated from a chroot. It also asks various questions afterward for final tuning. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Re: Problems with hda

2010-11-04 Thread Daniel O'Connor
you hear might be fixable using mixer to mute any other sources but PCM. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766

Re: pam_pefs setup (Re: RFC: pefs - stacked cryptographic filesystem)

2010-09-07 Thread Daniel O'Connor
. And keychain database has to be created, so that pam_pefs knows how to verify the key. Have you considered something similar to pam_mount? (http://pam-mount.sourceforge.net/) ie pam_pefs could mount your home directory itself and unmount it on logout. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: AppleTalk status

2010-05-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
.. (But that is all) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C

Re: AppleTalk status

2010-05-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
AppleTalk protocol support. Ahh, sorry, yes I am using TCP! -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347

Re: ACPI results Inspiron 8000

2003-12-02 Thread Daniel O'Connor
thing.. Got patches? :) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B 319B 41F4 5D17 FDD5

Re: ACPI results Inspiron 8000

2003-12-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
work (ie it could use DMA, compression, throw away cache pages etc etc) but just thinking about how to resume makes my head hurt. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them

Re: memory allocation issue loading a kernel module

2003-11-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
it is the bktr approach which has a KLD that just reserves some memory early on (ie you load it in the loader). This means that when you test your module the memory chunk stays around no matter how often you reload. You could get more RAM too 8-) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On Wednesday 26 November 2003 13:25, David O'Brien wrote: On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 03:07:55PM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote: What about the newer version of gcc? That is considerably slower than previous versions, but I don't see people screaming to have it removed. Uh... you must not know

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
processes which die straight away. If yours do, well.. curious, but I hardly think it is of relevance to most users of FreeBSD. If it is for you then just build your world with static root. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On Tuesday 25 November 2003 11:36, Frank Mayhar wrote: Daniel O'Connor wrote: What _REAL WORLD_ task does this slow down? I think the point was that, in this particular worst case, it's a forty percent performance hit. What's the average case? What's the case for a real world pipeline

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
with static and dynamic /bin. bsd.port.mk spawns many many many /bin/sh processes. OK my bad, it will probably slow down the ports building. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
DO know FreeBSD is a cooperative project right? I hardly think you're in a position to complain about a (probably very minor) performance loss which has a trivial work around, which also benefits a fair number of users. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
? What is the compelling reason to move to a dynamic root? So far I've seen no argument that was even convincing, let alone compelling. Re-read -current, and the commit messages around this whole thing. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

Re: 40% slowdown with dynamic /bin/sh

2003-11-24 Thread Daniel O'Connor
about the newer version of gcc? That is considerably slower than previous versions, but I don't see people screaming to have it removed. Most things are tradeoffs, this is one of them. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing

Re: Synaptics PS/2 TouchPad

2003-11-13 Thread Daniel O'Connor
with the maths of translating absolute coordinates to sensibly accelerated motions. Ooh nice :) Can you put it up somewhere so I can have a look? There is an XFree86 Synaptics driver which you could probably glean some ideas from.. http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/ -- Daniel O'Connor

Re: Sysinstall's fdisk/disklabel should be improved

2003-10-26 Thread Daniel O'Connor
. (It partitions mine just fine for a huge variety of machines) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B

Re: make release...

2003-10-22 Thread Daniel O'Connor
-rf src cvs -R -d /home/fajri/data/usr co -P -r RELENG_4_8 src cvs [checkout aborted]: no such tag RELENG_4_8 *** Error code 1 Stop in /home/fajri/data/usr/src/release. ..::f::.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice

Re: make release...

2003-10-21 Thread Daniel O'Connor
options, or check out the repository. PS the lack of commentry in your email isn't very polite IMO. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum

Re: make release...

2003-10-21 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 04:51:22PM +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote: [...] Either apply the patch I attached and add CPNOTCVS= to your make release options, or check out the repository. In HEAD, a similar functionality is already provided through the use of the EXTSRCDIR variable. JFYI. Ahh

Re: Nvidia driver

2003-10-08 Thread Daniel O'Connor
blow your feet off :) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B 319B 41F4 5D17 FDD5

Re: cannot create partition entries for /dev/ad3

2003-10-07 Thread Daniel O'Connor
to work, email a list, or the device maintainer. The only reason most people will ever touch /dev is to either make devices (hence no longer necessary with devfs), or change permissions. The later is more difficult with devfs, but IMHO the tradeoff is worthwhile. -- Daniel O'Connor software

Re: Nvidia driver

2003-10-03 Thread Daniel O'Connor
posts on the lists :( -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B 319B 41F4 5D17 FDD5

Re: Nvidia driver

2003-10-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
... agp0: VIA 82C8363 (Apollo KT133A) host to PCI bridge mem 0xd000-0xd3ff at device 0.0 on pci0 ... nvidia0: RIVA TNT2 mem 0xd400-0xd5ff,0xd600-0xd6ff irq 11 at device 0.0 on pci1 .. This is a 4.8 system though. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis

Re: Anyone ported HCF/HSF modem drivers to FreeBSD?

2003-09-01 Thread Daniel O'Connor
. And the binary code appears to only call shim routines for which the source is available. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint

Re: KDE Konsole, crashes, on a SIGABRT...

2003-08-25 Thread Daniel O'Connor
5584 Aug 13 04:06 /usr/local/bin/konsole_grantpty I found that a 5.1-REL machine I upgraded to -CURRENT last Thursday had this problem, I haven't resolved it yet, but possibly rebuilding kdebase will fix it. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http

USB2 and umass devices

2003-08-19 Thread Daniel O'Connor
slow (like 800kb/sec or so). If I use the firewire port it goes faster (eg 20mb/sec). A USB mouse works fine, so does a compact flash card reader (I can't tell if it is doing high speed though as CF is pretty slow) Anyone got any hints/tips/patches? -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer

Re: usbd does not use detach

2003-08-15 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On Friday 15 August 2003 14:13, M. Warner Losh wrote: In message: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Daniel O'Connor [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: : It should also have a hint to indicate that this device could potentially : go away at any time, so it shouldn't cache anything if at all possible

Re: HEADSUP: pca driver being retired.

2003-08-15 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, comms/mwavem etc.. They already build fine.. The problem I find is that when you update your kernel the port doesn't get rebuilt, so reasonably often this results in your machine going *boom* when the port loads its module. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software

Re: usbd does not use detach

2003-08-14 Thread Daniel O'Connor
this in the interests of performance) I suspect that would require more significant changes though :) -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew

Re: adsl/pppoe no longer connecting on 5.1

2003-06-11 Thread Daniel O'Connor
authname xyz set authkey abc If you don't have the spaces I thnk the parser chokes on the : for PPPoE.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
in sys/modules would be nice.. That is what is happening for the ports (or was last time I looked). In general yes, the ports are written like that, but I think rebuilding it directly from installed sources makes more sense. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B 319B 41F4 5D17 FDD5

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
for 3rd party modules. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F 685A D928 5140 AE4B 319B 41F4 5D17 FDD5

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-29 Thread Daniel O'Connor
that doesn't involve me having to jump through hoops :( I don't see what the down side of rebuilding 3rd party modules with a buildkernel and friends is. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
, but some analog of how it happens for things in sys/modules would be nice.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 9A8C 569F

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-28 Thread Daniel O'Connor
elegant ways of dealing with these things. I don't like /usr/local/src anything, which was the main complaint. If there are more elegant solutions I would like to know what they are. I agree it isn't a great solution, but I can't see what is better. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
of getting external modules rebuilt at the same time as buildkernel and friends, otherwise you have to remember to rebuild the affected ports, and it is a pain in the ass. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
problems. Maybe the kernel build stuff can look in /usr/local/src/sys/modules for things to build or something.. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from

Re: policy on GPL'd drivers?

2003-05-27 Thread Daniel O'Connor
On Wed, 28 May 2003 14:41, M. Warner Losh wrote: In message: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Daniel O'Connor [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: : Maybe the kernel build stuff can look in /usr/local/src/sys/modules for : things to build or something.. YUCK! *WHY?* I have asked this before BTW, and I

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