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t2k17 Hackathon Report: Bob Beck on buffer cache tweaks, libressl and pledge progress

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:18:46 GMT

The first report from the just completed t2k17 hackathon comes from Bob Beck, who writes:

Unusually I had basically nothing to do with organizing this year, I let krw@ do all the dirty work, which was good since life has been a bit crazy over the last couple months with things keeping me from openbsd.

Beta Update - Request for (more) Testing

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 06:57:01 GMT has received an update. The most significant changes include:

  • The site has been given a less antiquated "look". (As the topic icons have been eliminated, we are no longer seeking help with those graphics.)
  • The site now uses a moderate amount of semantic HTML5.
  • Several bugs in the HTML fragment validator (used for submissions and comments) have been fixed.
  • To avoid generating invalid HTML, submission content which fails validation is no longer displayed in submission/comment previews.
  • Plain text submissions are converted to HTML in a more useful fashion. (Instead of just converting each EOL to
    , the converter now generates proper paragraphs and interprets two or more consecutive EOLs as indicating a paragraph break.)

The redevelopment remains a work-in-progress. Many thanks to those who have contributed!

As before, constructive feedback would be appreciated. Of particular interest are reports of bugs in behaviour (for example, in the HTML validator or in authentication) that would preclude the adoption of the current code for the main site.

Large Batch of Kernel Errata Patches Released

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:24:23 GMT

In response to the DEF CON presentation by Ilja van Sprundel, a large set of kernel patches have been released (for OpenBSD 6.0 and 6.1). These important patches should be applied ASAP!

From the announce@ mailing list:

Errata patches for a number of kernel issues have been released for
OpenBSD 6.1 and 6.0.

mandoc-1.14.2 released

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:23:24 GMT

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in saying:

i just released portable mandoc-1.14.2. It is available now from

The whole message reads,