Our bug with savepnpc which causes the post-command to start one minute after the pre-command even if the backup is not done yet is now hopefully near the resolution point. We opened a problem report for this in July, this week we where told that there is a patch for it available. The bad part is, that it is available since 3 weeks and nobody told us. The good part is, that we have it installed on a machine now to see if it helps (all zones there seem to be OK, but we have zones where it sometimes works and sometimes fails, so we are not 100% sure, but we hope the best). We where told that it will be included in Networker 184.108.40.206.
Our other issues are now at least not in a helpdesk-loop anymore, they seem to have reached the developers now.
ZFS is there. Great! Thanks Pawel!
Now I wait a little bit until the first bugs are ironed out, and then I move all my stuff to it. The nice part: when you have 2 machines and everything you use is jailed, you just can do this without an “interruption of service” (or at least only with a very small one). Just move the jails to the other machine, replace the old FS with ZFS, and then move all jails back.
Ariffs changes two months ago to reduce the latency in the soundsystem also prepared the way for multichannel support and Yuriy added multichannel recording to the emu10kx driver (there are some bugs ATM and it is only a proof of concept to play around with it until we get real multichannel support in the generic sound code). Ryan tries to get some time (let’s cross fingers!) to convert a driver (probably the emu10kx driver) to use the new mixer infrastructure before he has to concentrate on his studies again.
This looks like we could get some very nice stuff this year.
I just removed the COMPAT_43 option from the GENERIC kernel in current. This may result in increased performance for some workloads.
In the last days I also “mentored” a little bit my SoC students. Reviewing some changes, suggesting some imrovements, committing some stuff which is ready, discussing various things and so on.
And last but not least, I hope that the last bugs in the update to the new linux base port are ironed out on the ports build cluster (I did some commits in the last days).