NetBSD Multimedia Resources List
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Tag: joerg sonnenberger
Added: 18 November 2007
Tags: bsdtalk, interview, eurobsdcon, eurobsdcon2007, michael dexter, joerg sonnenberger
Ogg version (17 minutes), MP3 version (8 Mb, 17 minutes)
Michael Dexter sent me an interview he recorded on
behalf of BSDTalk with Joerg Sonnenberger at
EuroBSDCon 2008 - Joerg Sonnenberger - Sleeping beauty - NetBSD on Modern Laptops
Added: 22 October 2008
Tags: eurobsdcon, eurobsdcon2008, netbsd, laptops, joerg sonnenberger
MP3 (1 byte, 54 minutes), OGG (1 byte, 54 minutes), PDF (1 byte, n pages)
This paper discusses the NetBSD Power Management
Framework (PMF) and related changes to the kernel.
The outlined changes allow NetBSD to support essential
functions like suspend-to-RAM on most post-Y2K X86
machines. They are also the fundation for intelligent
handling of device activity by enabling devices
on-demand. This work is still progressing. Many of
the features will be available in the up-coming
NetBSD 5.0 release The NetBSD kernel is widely
regarded to be one of the cleanest and most portable
Operating System kernels available. For various
reasons it is also assumed that NetBSD only runs
well on older hardware. In the summer of 2006 Charles
Hannum, one of the founders of NetBSD, left with a
long mail mentioning as important issues the lack
of proper power management and suspendto- RAM
support. One year later, Jared D. McNeill posted a
plan for attacking this issue based on ideas derived
from the Windows Driver Model. This plan would
evolve into the new NetBSD Power Management Framework
(PMF for short).
Joerg Sonnenberger - Journaling FFS with WAPBL
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 25 May 2009
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2009, presentation, netbsd, wapbl, ffs, joerg sonnenberger
Slides (10 Kb, 24 pages)
Journaling FFS with WAPBL
NetBSD 5 is the first NetBSD release with a journaling
filesystem. This lecture introduces the structure
of the Fast File System, the modifications for WAPBL
and specific constraints of the implementation.
The Fast File System (FFS) has been used in the BSD
land for more than two decades. The original
implementation offered two operational modes:
- safe and slow (sync)
- unsafe and fast (async) One decade ago, Kirk
McKusick introduced the soft dependency mechanism
to offset the performance impact without risk of
mortal peril on the first crash. With the advent
of Terabyte hard disks, the need for a file system
check (fsck) after a crash becomes finally unacceptable.
Even a background fsck like supported on FreeBSD
consumes lots of CPU time and IO bandwidth.
Based on a donation from Wasabi Systems, Write Ahead
Physical Block Logging (WAPBL) provides journaling
for FFS with similar or better performance than
soft dependencies during normal operation. Recovery
time after crashes depends on the amount of outstanding
IO operations and normally takes a few seconds.
This lecture gives a short overview of FFS and the
consistency constraints for meta data updates. It
introduces the WAPBL changes, both in terms of the
on-disk format and the implementation in NetBSD.
Finally the implementation is compared to the design
of comparable file systems and specific issues of
and plans for the current implementation are