FreeBSD

Why doesn’t sysutils/vm-bhyve start my hosts?

After booting, my vms are not started by sysutils/vm-bhyve. Why? Here is me starting them today up after booting the host yesterday. NOTE: I already have a not to myself to add VM monitoring to Nagios. [pro03 dan ~] % slocum Last login: Tue Jan 17 14:52:12 2023 from pro03.startpoint.vpn.example.org [slocum dan ~] % sudo …

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Why does net/mosquitto not save the pid on system restart?

I’m encountering this issue with net/mosquitto on FreeBSD. [empty dan ~] % grep mosquitto /etc/rc.conf mosquitto_enable=”YES” mosquitto_user=”mosquitto” mosquitto_pidfile=”/var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid” [empty dan ~] % sudo service mosquitto status mosquitto is not running. [empty dan ~] % cat /var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid cat: /var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid: No such file or directory [empty dan ~] % ps auwwx | grep mosq mosquitto 8964 0.0 …

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How to limit a jail

After encountering a rare instance where processing a FreeBSD commit caused FreshPorts to run low on resources, I want to investigate how limiting a jail might help this situation. I searched for ‘jail limit’ – found sentencing guidelines. I searched for ‘jail limit freebsd’ and found a FreeBSD Forums referring me to rctl(8), which I …

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Upgrading an NVMe zpool from 222G to 1TB drives

The FreshPorts dev, test, and stage websites are hosted on a server in my basement. Each instance consists of two jails: an ingress node – for pulling in new commits (and other data) into the database. a webserver node – for displaying the web pages. The new drives: Sometimes the zpool gets too close to …

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Getting Home Assistant running in a FreeBSD 13.1 jail

Home Assistant is not friendly for plain installs. It seems designed for containers or running everything out of pip install. That, in itself, is a disturbing trend I’ve seen on several projects (what? you’re not running a git cloned image?). I’ve seen reports of people running containers etc. However, I want to run this on …

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Creating a wireguard connection between my home and colo

For years I’ve run the dev, test, and stage nodes for FreshPorts off servers in my basement. This meant that those hostnames have always pointed at my home IP address. I’d like to change that. I first started this using interactive commands (e.g. wg set) but found that approach unsatisfactory. I think directly editing the …

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Creating a wireguard connection between my home and colo – failed attempt

NOTE: I wrote this, got stuck, then went a slightly different direction: I stopped using wg set Instead, I updated the configuration files directly I was not satisfied with the wg approach Although it is great for modifying things on the file, I don’t think it helps novices learn Wireguard I’m leaving it here anyway. …

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mps0: IOC Fault 0x40007e23, Resetting

Here I am, sitting on a beach, writing a blog post, and sipping a cool adult beverage. Reading email. I see this: I quickly ssh into the host to check zpool status: Lines 15-17 are relevant. There was a resilver event, which completed at 08:49:48 The vdev state changed event occurred at 08:49:34 That all …

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logcheck – egrep: trailing backslash (\)

When updating to FreeBSD 13.1, I started getting these messages from sysutils/logcheck: egrep: trailing backslash (\) This post will document how I tracked down the problem. It is occurring on several hosts. In this post: FreeBSD 13.1 logcheck-1.3.24 Other similar issues I suspect the issue arises because of the change from egrep 2.5.1 under FreeBSD …

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