I notice that depending on the brand of the network card, interface names differ (driver dependent I suppose). Why does *BSD uses driver specific names for network interfaces? Does it mean there is ...
I need some information regarding write requests from all applications on FreeBSD. I put a function inside the file system write call ffs_write() which collects the information into an array of ...
I'm looking for a way to find out if PCIe bus is the bottleneck or not. It's not a problem to measure how much bytes was transferred through any particular NIC: Is there a way to find how much ...
In linux kernel, there is an option to reserve a portion of system ram i.e memmap=512M$2G (boot param) Here 512M starting from 2G would be reserved and not available to OS What is the equivalent in ...
I want to give an ordinary user the ability to fchown() files arbitrarily (as if they were the superuser) on FreeBSD. Generally speaking, is there a right way to change the privilege-checking of a ...
A few questions about FreeBSD Where/how should I obtain the source code (ex. through terminal, Download off website) How (on ubuntu) should I build it? Before I build it can I customize it (in other ...
I'm curious: What, exactly are the benefits to statically linking modules into the kernel rather than loading through rc.conf, etc? For example: To add linux emulation, I could add ...
I happened to talk to a Mac Genius on the subject of viruses. He mentioned that the FreeBSD kernel on which the Mac OS is based is 'locked' and therefore no viruses can ever harm my Mac. I didn't ...