Oct 132019
 

Over the years, I have learned not to rely on hostnames for important services. Hosts go away, new ones come in. I want to rely on, what I refer to as, service names. For example, instead of relying on a hostname for my ntp server, I have: $ host time time.int.unixathome.org has address 10.55.0.1 This […]

Oct 112019
 

This replaces a previous post. I’ve been given a Dell PowerEdge 720. It contains 8 x 400GB SSDs and one 80GB SSD for the OS. I’ve added in a SAS 9207-8i card, as mentioned previously. The zpool: The filesystems: And dmesg:

Oct 062019
 

I’ve been given a Dell PowerEdge 720. It contains 8 x 400GB SSDs. I’ve added in a SAS 9207-8i card, as mentioned yesterday. FreeBSD is not installed. I booted the system up via mfsBSD and had a look at dmesg output.

Oct 052019
 

I started writing this blog about a month ago. Last night, I did the firmware upgrade completely forgetting I had this draft post in my blog. Instead of reading this, I wound up doing something very similar, and pretty much lived tweeted it. After upgrading the IDRAC to the latest, I then went into the […]

Aug 102019
 

zi0r suggested I use hooks to accomplish my patches-outside-distfiles question. In this post: FreeBSD 12.0 poudriere 3.3.2 I started reading the documentation and played with the supplied sample files in /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/hooks. For background, see FreeBSD custom port patches when using poudriere. Eventually I came up with this solution: mkdir during the start phase mount during […]

Aug 082019
 

On supernews a drive acted up over night. The main purpose of this post is for me to record the information. You might not find much useful here. The host is running FreeBSD 12 and is a FreshPorts development box. I saw this error in the logs: smart emailed me because I set that up […]