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tmux and bhyve

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#virtualization

July 6th, 2020

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

tmux can provide console logging and command injection to bhyve virtual machines

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March 2020 Update

Introducing up.bsd.lv, a proof-of-concept of binary update service for FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT and 12-STABLE to facilitate the exhaustive testing of FreeBSD and the bhyve hypervisor and OpenZFS 2.0 specifically. Updates are based on the SVN revisions of official FreeBSD Release Engineering weekly snapshots.


December 2019 Update

Announcing the bhyve VirtFS/9p Completion Project to provide groundwork for full WSL2-like support in FreeBSD and illumos.


March 2019 Updates


February 2019 Updates

Weak Links and Slow Bison

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#CrowdFunding #OpenZFS #ARM #virtualization

December 19th, 2018

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Fifteen years in, I am seeking my first funding which I will use for critical testing of OpenZFS, ARM and hypervisors

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OpenSSL Relicensing: An Objection

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#SoftwareFreedom #Licensing

April 10th, 2017

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Remember to understand the problem before you fix the problem

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bhyve-Bootable OpenZFS Boot Environments

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#ZFS #bhyve

June 29th, 2016

Version 1.4

© Michael Dexter

Elegantly-simple multibooting and OS upgrades with ZFS Boot Environments and bhyve

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Holiday Giving Guide

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#GivingBack

December 10th, 2014, Updated December 15th, 2018

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

There is a 99% chance you benefit from these organizations

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ZFS Resilver Speed Comparisons

http://cft.lv/23

#ZFS

October 27th, 2014

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Only 10 or so more variables to consider...

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Michael's Happy

http://cft.lv/22

#BSD #PF #ZFS #bhyve

September 13th, 2014

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

The BSD Desktop: Better late than never

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Which FreeNAS?

http://cft.lv/21

#FreeNAS #FreeBSD #ZFS

April 5th, 2013

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Lessons from a year in the trenches with BSD's killer app

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Book Review: Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition

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#OpenBSD #Unix

February 26th, 2013

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

One of the most collectable BSD books receives a ten-year update

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Gnome 3 on OpenBSD 5.2

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#Gnome #OpenBSD

January 31st, 2013

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

The best Gnome 3 experience on BSD can be found where you'd least expect it

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From Presentation Hell to Hope

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#BSD #OpenSource

January 25th, 2013

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Rest assured, presenting is just another learned skill

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Hands-on bhyve Current

http://cft.lv/17

#FreeBSD #bhyve #Virtualization

November 30th, 2012

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

The countdown to importing bhyve into FreeBSD has begun

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The Permissive License Proprietization Curse

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#SoftwareFreedom #BSD #GPL

October 29th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

SMP and 64-bit addressing are passing fads, right?

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PC-BSD: From Crap to Critical

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#PCBSD #FreeBSD #ZFS

September 29th, 2012

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

PC-BSD is rapidly becoming a better FreeBSD than FreeBSD

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The Crossroads

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#SoftwareFreedom #HardwareFreedom #RestrictedBoot #Apple

August 27th, 2012

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

This swing of the IT pendulum is poised to slice off the hand that feeds it

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The Community Leadership Summit 2012

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#CLS12 #BSD #Community #OpenSource

July 14th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Lessons from a diverse group of people who develop communities rather than code

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ZFS Portability

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#ZFS #FreeNAS #FreeBSD #PCBSD #UBUNTU #OpenIndiana #Illumos

July 11th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Consider for a moment that ZFS is a cross-platform RAID filesystem

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The Monocultural Revolution

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#DragonFlyBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD

June 27th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

The bigger they are, the harder they fall and maximum size can bring maximum failure

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OSCON 2011 in Photos

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#OSCON #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD

May 30th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

OSCON 2011 in 1,077,000 words (1,000 words/picture...)

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bhyve.org Launches

#FreeBSD #bhyve #Virtualization

April 25th, 2012

You can find a ready-to-run bhyve package and guest images at bhyve.org!

Bandwidth courtesy of NYC*BUG, the New York City *BSD User Group

BSDCons

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#DragonFlyBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD

March 14th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

The BSDCons are the lifeblood of the BSDs

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UFS Journaling Soft-updates

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#DragonFlyBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD #Linux

March 12th, 2012

Version 1.0

© Marshall Kirk McKusick and Jeff Roberson, reproduced with the permission of Mr. McKusick.

The modern UFS filesystem has many obvious and not-so-obvious advantages

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Hardware Proprietarity

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#Hardware #SysAdmin

February 23rd, 2012

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

Inelegant hardware has long been the bane of elegant software but some hardware offenses are inexcusable

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OSCON 2012: Bring Back BSD

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#OSCON #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD

March 13th, 2012

Version 1.1

© Michael Dexter

OSCON 2012 is coming and Unix will be everywhere, yet invisible

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EuroBSDCon 2011 in Photos

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#FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD #EuroBSDCon

December 26th, 2011

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Just under 400 photos from EuroBSDCon 2011

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Hands-on bhyve

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#FreeBSD #bhyve #Virtualization

March 29th, 2012

Version 3.0

© Michael Dexter

FreeBSD 9.0 bhyve setup in a single script

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What a Difference a Year Makes

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#DragonFlyBSD #FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD

October 31st, 2011

Version 1.2

© Michael Dexter

From historic events to a cure for insomnia, the last 12 months have been great for BSD

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EuroBSDCon 2011

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#FreeBSD #NetBSD #OpenBSD #EuroBSDCon

October 25th, 2011

Version 1.2

© Michael Dexter

Ten years of collective practice make for an outstanding conference

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How Apple Treats the Gift of Open Source: The OpenBSD PF Example

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#OpenBSD #MacOSX #PF

October 8th, 2011

Version 1.0

© Peter N. M. Hansteen with commentary by Henning Brauer and Michael Dexter

Mac OS X now has a newer PF than FreeBSD, what else is there to see?

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HelloWorld!

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#BSD

October 8th, 2011

Version 1.0

© Michael Dexter

Welcome to Call For Testing, an online technical journal dedicated to the Berkley Unix. Call For Testing picks up where other BSD-related publications leave off by providing:

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