June 2008

This month, Patrick Thomasson gave an interesting talk about 'wiring down' devices in FreeBSD. The gist of the talk was: when Patrick added a fiber channel card to the system with existing SCSI disks, FreeBSD changed the order in which the drives were detected. This temporarily broke his ZFS Pools. By 'wiring down' the devices, he was able to for FreeBSD to load the SCSI disks in the order necessary to maintain continuity with his drives and ZFS Pools.

Following that, I gave a demonstration of tmux and how it compares to screen.

This month, we had an extremely small crowd: four (including me). An interesting thing happened with such a small crowd... the entire meeting was completely interactive. There was MUCH discussion during Patrick's talk.