The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System

51O2s8E3dsL._SY300_For many years, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System has been recognized as the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative technical guide to FreeBSD’s internal structure. Now, this definitive guide has been extensively updated to reflect all major FreeBSD improvements between Versions 5 and Versions 11.

Approximately one-third of the content in this edition is completely new, and another one-third has been extensively rewritten. The authors fully cover every FreeBSD improvement today’s sysadmins, application and system programmers, and support professionals need to know about.

Three leading FreeBSD experts begin by providing a concise overview of FreeBSD’s current design and implementation. Next, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing each significant systems facility. Readers can use this book as both a working reference and an in-depth study of a leading contemporary, portable, open source operating system.

For pre-ordering and more details visit the amazon page: The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System (2nd edition)

Introducing the iXsystems MEGAPORT

You may remember the iXsystems MEGACORE, the monster of a server built for the FreeBSD Foundation. Recently an iX client had specific networking requirements for a 2U/4 node solution, so iX came up with a custom build that fit all of their needs.

Meet “MEGAPORT”. To get an idea of how impressive this system is, you have to look at it piece by piece.

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Megaport

BSD Now Episode 29: P.E.F.S. (video)

bsd_now_logoThe bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new weekly episode, P.E.F.S. (a filesystem-level encryption utility) featuring an interview with Gleb Kurtsou and a tutorial showing how to use PEFS.

In this episode (see video below) the two hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, chat about the following topics:

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NYCBSDCon 2014 BSD Breaking Barriers

What makes the BSD operating systems special? Why should you deploy your applications on BSD? Why does the BSD community keep growing, and why do Linux sites like DistroWatch say that BSD is where the interesting development work is happening? We’ll cover the not-so-obvious reasons why BSD still stands tall after almost 40 years.

This is Michael Lucas’ talk at NYCBSDCon 2014

BSD Now Episode 28: Ghost of Partition (video)

The bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new episode: Ghost of Partition.

This episode (see video below) is shorter than normally as the hosts, Allan Jude and Kris Moore, are at AsiaBSDCon.

This episode has an interview with Eric Turgeon, founder of the desktop-focused GhostBSD project and a tutorial on disk concatenating in NetBSD.

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