Sep 172021

This is x8dtu (named after the SuperMicro motherboard). This is the old but new FreshPorts server, which currently running on AWS, not this host. The previous post for this is still available In short: FreeBSD 13.0 booting off a mirrored pair of zfsroot SSDs 4.5TB of mirrored ZFS 196612 MB of RAM (yeah, that’s 196GB […]

Sep 112021
Turning off SASLCLIENT for databases/mysql57-client

This started off as a Twitter thread earlier this morning. databases/mysql57-client has an optional dependency on security/cyrus-sasl2 which defaults to on. Let’s try turning that off and see if it also removes openldap-client from the dependency list. Why? I install net-mgmt/nagios-plugins in just above every jail and host. Even hosts which don’t use MySQL. I […]

Sep 072021
RIPE Atlas - Total Availability :    100.00%

Yes, this is blatant bragging. But realistically, this is more a function of my ISP (Verizon FiOS) and my electricity supplier (PECO) than my abilities. To be fair, it is more contingent upon no power failures than anything else. I do have a UPS, but that’s only good for about 10-20 minutes. For August 2021, […]

Aug 292021
poudriere: when renaming sets, also rename *-make.conf files etc

Last last night, after renaming some buildlists, which were actually setnames, for poudriere, I realized that files in /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d also needed to be renamed. In this post: poudriere 3.3.7 nginx 1.20.1_2,2 Both running on FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p4 These are my renamed files: [dan@pkg01:/usr/local/etc/poudriere.d]: $ ls *primary* primary-make.conf primary-poudriere.conf primaryi386-make.conf primaryi386-poudriere.conf The output of svn status illustrates […]

Aug 282021

I like readability. I like it in variable names. I prefer something descriptive and easy to ready. In in this post: FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE-p4 poudriere 3.3.7 I recently started getting messages like this from my daily poudiere build: I could just rename the sets, everything would be rebuilt, but then clients would be stuck pointing at […]

Aug 272021

net/mosquitto is an open source (BSD licensed) message broker that implements the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. I use it for event notification. Related posts: mosquitto: upgrade from 1.x to 2.x requires configuration changes to keep working Using mtqq to create a notification network: mosquitto, mqttwarn, hare, and hared Installing Owntracks recorder on FreeBSD In […]

Aug 272021

This was written a few weeks ago and I just noticed today that it had not been published. Following on from I bought a new nvme drive – or did I?, I ran stressdisk on it. [dvl@test ~]$ sudo gpart add -a 4k -t freebsd-zfs nvd0 nvd0p1 added [dvl@test ~]$ gpart show nvd0 => 34 […]

Aug 092021

Bought a new NVMe drive. Installed it using cheap PCIe adaptor bought off Amazon. From /var/run/dmesg.boot nvd0: NVMe namespace nvd0: 244198MB (500118192 512 byte sectors) Surprisingly, the device is already partitioned. [dvl@test ~]$ gpart show nvd0 => 34 500118125 nvd0 GPT (238G) 34 500118125 – free – (238G) [dvl@test ~]$ Eh, is is this a […]