Felipe Gomes | 1 Dec 16:50 2015

OpenBSD 5.8 on VMware 5.5


I've been trying to search for more information on OpenBSD as a VMWare
guest, but I wasn't able to find much... and the information is pretty much

What are the recommendations for OpenBSD 5.8 (amd64) as a guest on VMware

Guest Operating System: should I pick "Other (64bit)" or FreeBSD?

How does OpenBSD work with "virtual sockets" and "cores per virtual socket"?

What is the best NIC? E1000, E1000E, VMXNET2 ENHANCED or VMXNET3?

What is the recommended SCSI Controller? LSI Logic Parallel, LSI Logic SAS
or VMware Paravirtual?

I'd believe that all of these options work... I just don't know which is
more stable or perform better.

Any other tips on fine tunning or special setting?

I'm planning on migrating a few Soekris boxes to virtual machines. Is this
reliable? Is anyone running production OpenBSD servers on VMware?

Thanks in advance!

bluesun08 | 1 Dec 15:37 2015

HP LaserJet Problem


i connected my HP LaserJet 1320 to a USB-Port. The message is:

ulpt0 at uhub1
openbsd /bsd:  port 4 configuration 1 interface 0 "Hewlett-Packard hp
LaserJet 1320 series" rev 1.10/1.00 addr 4
openbsd /bsd: ulpt0: using bi-directional mode

After the command "textfile" > /dev/ulpt0
i get the message:

cannot create /dev/ulpt0: Device busy

The printer don't print. What goes wrong here?

Regards Alex

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Sarevok Anchev | 1 Dec 09:54 2015

ansible openbsd_rcctl module


Recently I submitted openbsd_rcctl to ansible. In order to speed up the
process of having it included by default, I'm asking the community to
review/test the module and drop a comment at

Let me know if there are other OpenBSD-specific modules you'd like to see
for ansible.

p.s: not subscribed to the list, cc me

Christer Solskogen | 1 Dec 08:50 2015

pfstat - bits or bytes


In pfstat(8) the example is:
collect 1 = interface "sis0" pass bytes in ipv4 diff

but it also have this:
graph 1 bps "in" "bits/s" color 0 192 0 filled

Does pfstat record bits or bytes?



Stefan Berger | 1 Dec 08:43 2015

procmap prints ?VNODE?


with the command 'procmap pid', I often/always get ?VNODE? instead of
the actual filename.  My question is, whether this is on purpose because
on similary BSDs (pmap on NetBSD) , I don't get ?VNODE? but the actual 
filename.  Any ideas what went wrong?

$ doas procmap 1                                                                        
0000000000001000      0K                     [ anon ]
00000DE726A00000    272K read/exec           [ ?VNODE? ]  <-----
00000DE726B43000     48K read                [ ?VNODE? ]  <-----
00000DE726C00000      0K                     [ anon ]
00000DE726C4E000      4K read/write          [ anon ]
00000DE726D4E000      4K read                [ ?VNODE? ]  <-----
00000DE726D4F000      4K read                [ anon ]
00000DE726E4F000      4K read/write          [ ?VNODE? ]  <-----

(system: OpenBSD 5.8)


Michael McConville | 1 Dec 04:16 2015

Network programs that only report error codes

I realized that this has peeved me since I started Unixing. So, if you
know of anything in base that doesn't print network error strings,
please share publicly and I'll try to add them.

Krzysztof Strzeszewski | 30 Nov 20:52 2015

whats wrong

whats wrong?:

httpd: could not parse macro definition SSL
httpd[21336]: server_tls_init: failed to configure TLS - failed to read
private key: Operation not supported by device

Krzysztof Strzeszewski

edward wandasiewicz | 30 Nov 19:28 2015

Meaning of '+', '*' in disk: hd0+ hd1+* hd2*

If I have the following showing after a probe during biosboot

disk: hd0+ hd1+* h2*

What is the meaning of '+', '+*' and '*' next to each disk?


Björn Ketelaars | 30 Nov 18:28 2015

kernel panic - panic: ehci_device_clear_toggle: queue active


I repeatedly hit the kernel panic below. Easy to reproduce as it happens over
and over again within 60 minutes after rebooting. Root cause is not known.

I'm running snapshot on an USB stick. I tried different USB ports with the same
result. Next step will be an attempt with a different USB stick.

I think this issue has been mentioned before:


Any ideas on how to tackle this issue?


Björn Ketelaars
GPG key: 0x4F0E5F21

OpenBSD 5.8-current (GENERIC.MP) #0: Mon Nov 30 08:22:20 CET 2015
    root <at> gateway.lan:/storage/8899fc1454db04de.a/home/code/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP
real mem = 4242419712 (4045MB)
avail mem = 4109725696 (3919MB)
mpath0 at root
scsibus0 at mpath0: 256 targets
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.7  <at>  0xf3bdb000 (64 entries)
bios0: vendor HP version "J06" date 11/09/2013
bios0: HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8
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Petr Ročkai | 30 Nov 16:05 2015

A branded USB stick as an alternative to the CD set?


in my case, a USB stick would be actually useful for installing machines
-- unlike the CD sets (I haven't had a working optical drive in the last
5+ years). Any chance for 5.9? (Making them unconditionally read-only
would be probably a good thing, too.)



id' Ash = Ash; id' Dust = Dust; id' _ = undefined

Josh | 30 Nov 06:05 2015

X randomly crashes/segfaults/freezes on Intel NUC5i7RYH with intel(4) i915


Running X on an amd64 -current (updated ~5pm UTC 29th Nov) will
produce random behaviours:
1) X freezes and the machine is not responding anymore. Power-cycle is
the only thing to do but I am not able to grab any logs. This happens
randomly and can be while browsing the web with Dillo, highlighting
some text in the terminal or running glxgears for a few seconds.
2) X crashes and restarts on its own (xdm). From there, I can get a
log from Xorg.0.log (see below) and X segfaults. This happens also
randomly while browsing / highlighting.
3) From time to time, the cursor will become very sluggish and X
crashes eventually (not always). This happens when highlighting some
text in the terminal, moving windows around.
4) Not sure if it's directly linked to X but playing a video via
mplayer or vlc is sluggish/scrambled; resizing the window will just
black out the borders and keep the original video size.

Please let me know if there is any further info I could provide or
tests/debug I could perform?


nuc$ sysctl |grep aperture

nuc$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[    47.871] (--) checkDevMem: using aperture driver /dev/xf86
[    47.876] (--) Using wscons driver on /dev/ttyC4 in pcvt
compatibility mode (version 3.32)
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