2021

Monitoring FreeBSD jails from the host

It was May 2021 when I tweeted about monitoring FreeBSD jails which had jail IP addresses only in the 127.0.0.0/8 range. Yesterday, nearly 6 months later, I did the first test of this. This came up because I’m getting a new FreshPorts node ready. I’ve created a file in the jail to be run from …

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x8dtu

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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poudriere: Warning: Using ‘-‘ in a SETNAME is not recommended as it causes ambiguities with parsing the build name of 122amd64-default-master-list

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 …

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Running net/mosquitto on FreeBSD as non-root and with a different pidfile

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 …

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stressdisk

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 …

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