frantisek holop | 24 Oct 21:46 2014

X11 screen blanking issue

on a thinkpad X60s this works:

xset dpms force off

this doesnt:

xset +dpms
xset dpms 0 0 300

anybody has an idea how can i make
the screen blanking work?

OpenBSD 5.6-current (GENERIC.MP) #442: Thu Oct 23 13:25:47 MDT 2014
    deraadt <at>
cpu0: Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU L2400  <at>  1.66GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.67 GHz
real mem  = 2137354240 (2038MB)
avail mem = 2090131456 (1993MB)
mpath0 at root
scsibus0 at mpath0: 256 targets
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 03/31/11, BIOS32 rev. 0  <at>  0xfd690, SMBIOS rev. 2.4  <at>  0xe0010 (67 entries)
bios0: vendor LENOVO version "7BETD8WW (2.19 )" date 03/31/2011
bios0: LENOVO 1705CTO
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: sleep states S0 S3 S4 S5
acpi0: wakeup devices LID_(S3) SLPB(S3) DURT(S3) EXP0(S4) EXP1(S4) EXP2(S4) EXP3(S4) PCI1(S4)
USB0(S3) USB1(S3) USB2(S3) USB7(S3) HDEF(S4)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits
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Fred | 24 Oct 14:17 2014

OpenBSD 5.6 Disks

Hi misc <at> 

Just received my 5.6 disks in the post!

Thanks to all the developers for your continued work in making another 
great OpenBSD release.


5.6 in the wild:

Maurice McCarthy | 24 Oct 13:21 2014

5.6 arrived

OpenBSD 5.6 arrived Swansea UK today, 24 Oct 2014.

Theron ZORBAS | 24 Oct 11:50 2014

Binat purpose?

Hi  <at> misc, 

I've a topology which you can see at 

Modems are in bridge mode. OpenBSD is getting public addresses via pppoe. is default gateway on OpenBSD. 
I'm trying to reach https server behind ip address on pppoe1. 
So i have this rule for this aim: 
pass log quick from to any binat-to 

I see packets are reaching at but no response. 
I think it's about reply-to / route-to but got no success with my tries. 

Can anyone tell me how to handle this issue please? 



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Alessandro DE LAURENZIS | 24 Oct 08:25 2014

pkg_add -u and unneeded updates


I noticed that, when I update my packages using "pkg_add -u", some
unneeded re-installation are performed; in particular (examples below
are with the latest snapshot, Oct 23):

- when a dependency needs update, all the dependencies and the package
  itself are updated:
cups-1.7.5p2:openjpeg-1.5.1-≥1.5.1: ok
cups-1.7.5p2:poppler-0.26.5-≥0.26.5: ok
cups-1.7.5p2:poppler-utils-0.26.5-≥0.26.5: ok
cups-1.7.5p2:foomatic-db-engine-4.0.11p0-≥4.0.11p0: ok
cups-1.7.5p2:cups-filters-1.0.60-≥1.0.61: ok
cups-1.7.5p2-≥1.7.5p2: ok

- some packages are updated even if version is unchanged:
xloadimage-4.1.22v0-≥4.1.22v0: ok
xpdf-3.04-≥3.04: ok
xzgv-0.9p4-≥0.9p4: ok

According to pkg_add's man page

"the update signature of the candidate
is compared to the signature of the already installed package: identical
signatures mean no update needed"

so I think that signatures of those packages have changed w.r.t. the
previous snapshot, but what's the rationale here?

Thanks for any clarifications.
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worik | 24 Oct 03:36 2014

Question about FAQ section 10.3

"Processes local and package scripts in /etc/rc.d" is listed as the last
thing rc does after boot.

What does "Processes" mean in this context?

Naively I would think this means that the scripts are all executed.  But
that seems odd in this context as most of (all of?) the scripts take an
argument that they pass to rc_cmd from rc.subr, and rc is not passing
"start" to all those scripts.

Looking at it seems my naive
assumption is correct, but why run all those scripts?

I am puzzled.



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Steve Litt | 24 Oct 01:49 2014

The Dao of pf?

Hi all,

I'm getting set to build my third OpenBSD/pf firewall/NAT/router. The
first two I did with a lot of research and trial and error.

This time, I'd like to understand what I'm doing a little more. What
are some broad principles of pf? Does pf have an overarching philosophy
or architecture?



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Fred | 23 Oct 22:59 2014

Libretto 70CT

Hi Sebastian,

I've just installed -current on my Libretto 70CT - as you can see from 
the output below it stoped with:

kernel: integer divide fault trap, code=0

Rebooted it and disable it, schsio and softraid and it has now made it 
to the end of boot - but it has not yet made it to a login prompt.

Last time I tried this I left it running for about a week - and still 
did not make it to a login prompt.



PS I've CC misc <at>  for the archives rather than clog up ports <at> 

Script started on Thu Oct 23 21:10:34 2014
port:fred ~> cu -l /dev/cuaU0
Connected to /dev/cuaU0 (speed 9600)
 >> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 3.26
\|/-\|/booting hd0a:/bsd:

entry point at 0x200120

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frantisek holop | 23 Oct 20:01 2014

pool_do_get panic

i had no visible ddb prompt unfortunately,
so no show registers, etc but i managed
a boot dump blindly.

(i did not have enough space at reboot
time, so i ran savecore manually later)

$ sudo savecore /var/crash
savecore: reboot after panic: pool_do_get: mcl2k free list modified: page 0xd7e2c000; item addr
0xd7e2c000; offset 0x0=0x754208 != 0xa39ee339
savecore: system went down at Thu Oct 23 18:08:04 2014
savecore: /var/crash/bounds: No such file or directory
savecore: writing core to /var/crash/bsd.0.core
savecore: writing kernel to /var/crash/bsd.0

it is not the first time i meet mr. pool_do_get,
but it is not something i can reproduce at will.

$ gdb
GNU gdb 6.3
Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB.  Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i386-unknown-openbsd5.6".
(gdb) file /var/crash/bsd.0
Reading symbols from /var/crash/bsd.0...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) target kvm /var/crash/bsd.0.core
#0  0xd0560284 in boot ()
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Daniel Jakots | 23 Oct 19:02 2014

document apmd -C replacement : perfpolicy


I wanted to use the new performance throttling system but I had to look
for what to change so if I can prevent others from doing it. Feel free
to modify the wording :)


Index: sysctl.8
RCS file: /cvs/src/sbin/sysctl/sysctl.8,v
retrieving revision 1.184
diff -u -p -u -p -r1.184 sysctl.8
--- sysctl.8	27 Aug 2014 14:04:15 -0000	1.184
+++ sysctl.8	23 Oct 2014 16:48:57 -0000
 <at>  <at>  -358,6 +358,7  <at>  <at>  and a few require a kernel compiled with
 .It hw.uuid Ta string Ta no
 .It hw.ncpufound Ta integer Ta no
 .It hw.allowpowerdown Ta integer Ta yes
+.It hw.perfpolicy Ta string Ta yes
 .It machdep.console_device Ta dev_t Ta no
 .It machdep.unaligned_print Ta integer Ta yes
 .It machdep.unaligned_fix Ta integer Ta yes

Index: faq/current.html
RCS file: /cvs/www/faq/current.html,v
retrieving revision 1.562
diff -u -p -u -p -r1.562 current.html
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