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Comment: Puzzling (Score 1) 162

by funky womble (#48259287) Attached to: OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules
Since there were *no* examples of writing a hardware driver using an LKM on OpenBSD, and there are plenty of examples of new ones being added to the static kernel, I don't think this in any way makes adding hardware drivers more difficult. To my knowledge over the last 16 years or so, the only real uses for LKMs have been kqemu (discontinued upstream) and dellflash (perhaps it works on laptops but it never worked on any poweredge which I tried it on). Note that neither of these are hardware drivers.

Some of the less-helpful "community" members could do with a kick up the arse though, better to not post than to post an RTFM without at least pointing out which bit of TFM to R. I'm sure that often they don't know the answer themselves. (Not to be mistaken with mails from time-starved people that are equally short but do actually point people in the right direction...)

Comment: Re:Multiplatform? (Score 2) 164

by funky womble (#47044483) Attached to: 30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL
Besides the "what if someone fucks with /dev/random" issues, there are problems like "what if the sysadmin forgets to create /dev/random in chroot" (ok, sysadmin failure but it can be protected against - and better to fail hard than fallback to a bad entropy source) and especially "what if an attacker holds open a bunch of FDs so opening /dev/random fails". This last one is perhaps the most worrying.

Comment: Re:It's a trap! (Score 3, Interesting) 253

by Abreu (#43112841) Attached to: Lucas Says Ford, Fisher and Hamill May Return For Next Star Wars

Considering how Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammil look nowadays, the movies should be set 100 years after the Battle of Yavin!

But seriously, watching them as secondary characters and possibly mentors to a new set of young heroes would be awesome.

I'd like to see Leia as a tough-as-nails politician in Coruscant, Luke as head of a new Jedi order and Han still flying the galaxy with Chewbacca.

(yes, I am ignoring the novels and comic canon)

Comment: Re:becasue Apple never (Score 4, Insightful) 367

by Abreu (#43052037) Attached to: Among Servers, Apple's Mac Mini Quietly Gains Ground

You realize that hosting companies actually need to care about the physical dimensions of the machines they are hosting? They don't just leave a few PC towers in the corner of a room and call it a day.

Right, which is why there are things called "rack mountable servers" that come in predictable sizes...

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