Nick Holland | 1 Nov 14:07 2014

Mirror is currently broke

Due to an administrative error (hint: I'm the administrator :-/ ), dumped its copy of most of the OpenBSD
distribution files that it serves.

It is currently refilling, but this will take a few days before it is
where I want it to be.  To minimize further downstream damage, rsync is
disabled for now

My apologies for the inconvenience this causes.

THIS DOES NOT impact the replication of the CVS served by this mirror.

For the curious, and perhaps as an educational lesson, what happened:

Late last night (error one: scripting when tired) I was editing the
scripts that download from the upstream mirror to include updates to the
new release.  Totally routine.

While there, thought, "would be nice if the logging included some more
information about something".  Added a couple lines to include that
(error 2: adding unneeded features just before things get critical).
That required moving one line that determined the log file name from
down where it was to higher up in the script.  Moved the two lines
(error number 3 and the doozie: that second line was NOT about the log
file name!!!).  This moved the calculation of the exclude rules (the
second line) to the wrong place, so it excluded nothing...including
things it should have excluded.  The new, intended changes were tested,
they worked great, but the exclusion rule kicked in a couple hours later
and started purging data.

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Kapetanakis Giannis | 31 Oct 14:20 2014

freeradius package


Can please someone please fix the freeradius rc script.
It does not have #!/bin/sh on top

I have emailed the maintainer (pea <at> )
a couple of times but nothing happened



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	freeradius package OBSD
Date: 	Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:23:42 +0200


The /etc/rc.d/radiusd startup script is missing some basic details:



--- radiusd     Tue Jan  7 16:22:20 2014
+++ /etc/rc.d/radiusd   Tue Jan  7 16:22:34 2014
 <at>  <at>  -1,3 +1,5  <at>  <at> 
  # $OpenBSD: radiusd.rc,v 1.1 2011/04/15 09:44:06 pea Exp $
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frantisek holop | 30 Oct 20:31 2014

troublesome threesome: home network woes

i have network problem i am trying to solve
but i am stuck.  any ideas to track this down
are welcome.

my home network (wifi, dhcp):

router (D-link DI-524):
openbsd (current) notebook:
linux mint (r17) notebook:

the problem:
connecting from openbsd to linux is very unreliable.
pf is disabled.

openbsd -> router, perfect:

64 bytes from icmp_seq=5444 ttl=64 time=1.344 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5445 ttl=64 time=1.327 ms
load: 1.31  cmd: ping 23507 [running] 0.17u 0.17s 0% 97k
5446 packets transmitted, 5446 packets received, 52 duplicates, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 1.120/3.009/352.791/5.335 ms

openbsd ->, perfect:

64 bytes from icmp_seq=750 ttl=48 time=13.160 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=751 ttl=48 time=13.913 ms
load: 1.10  cmd: ping 29382 [runnable] 0.02u 0.11s 0% 73k
752 packets transmitted, 752 packets received, 8 duplicates, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 11.604/15.112/174.934/7.288 ms

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Federico Giannici | 30 Oct 17:33 2014

Large number of netlivelocks

We noticed that in our firewall (an OpenBSD 5.5-stable amd64, demsg 
follows) there are a large number of network livelocks 
(kern.netlivelocks). We graphed them and noticed that they arrive even 
to 2000 per minute! They are related to the amount of traffic but not in 
a linear way.

We'd like to know if this is expected and "normal" or we have to worry 
about them and find what's wrong.

The PC is a firewall with a large number of queues and up to 500 Mbps of 


Here is the dmesg. NMFW is GENERIC (no MP) and only change is HZ=1000 
(for queues accuracy).

OpenBSD 5.5-stable (NMFW) #1: Fri Aug 22 11:11:29 CEST 2014
     giannici <at>
real mem = 8530317312 (8135MB)
avail mem = 8294674432 (7910MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.7  <at>  0xec0f0 (76 entries)
bios0: vendor American Megatrends Inc. version "2.0" date 04/24/2014
bios0: Supermicro X10SLL-F
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: sleep states S0 S4 S5
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Vijay Sankar | 30 Oct 13:26 2014

Logging Password change attempts

I have been using a simple script

/usr/bin/passwd -l
if [[ $? != 0 ]]; then
         /usr/bin/logger "Unsuccessful attempt to change password"
         /usr/bin/logger "Changed login password"

to get syslog entries whenever I change my password. I looked for a  
better way but could not find any solutions for this in the archives.

Is there a better way to do this? Please let me know if possible.

Thanks very much,


Vijay Sankar, M.Eng., P.Eng.
ForeTell Technologies Limited
vsankar <at>

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Gregory Edigarov | 30 Oct 12:21 2014

LibreOffice woes


libreoffice-, installed from packages, coredumps when on 
saving the file. I observe this behaviour whether it is a manual save, 
or an autosave.
Aside from this I can open and edit any file.

The hardware and memory is definitely not an issue, as everything else 
works correctly and I've also tried to run LibreOffice alone, to 
eliminate the possibility is it the memory size issues.

Does anybody else observe such behaviour?

With best regards,
     Gregory Edigarov

Evgeny Zhavoronkov | 30 Oct 10:05 2014

DRM. intel_crct_config errors

Hi, All!

I can't set a fullhd resoulution on my second monitor. I don't see
1920x1080 in xrandr's output, so I used cvt to create a new one, but in
the end I got intel_crct errors in dmesg.

Here are some outputs.

-> cvt 1920 1080
# 1920x1080 59.96 Hz (CVT 2.07M9) hsync: 67.16 kHz; pclk: 173.00 MHz
Modeline "1920x1080_60.00"  173.00  1920 2048 2248 2576  1080 1083
1088 1120 -hsync +vsync

-> xrandr -q
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2880 x 1024, maximum 32767 x
eDP1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 309mm x 174mm
        1600x900       60.0*+
        1024x768       60.0
        800x600        60.3     56.2
        640x480        59.9
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP2 connected 1280x1024+1600+0 (normal left inverted right x
axis y axis) 477mm x 268mm
        1600x900       60.0
        1280x1024      75.0*    60.0
        1440x900       59.9
        1280x800       59.8
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Rusty | 30 Oct 04:40 2014

enumerate sndio devices

I feel as if i am overlooking somthing obvious, but..

Is there a way to list sndio endpoints?

Specifically I was trying to attach a scope(probably one of the ffplay 
visualizations) to the main output. however I could not figure out what 
endpoints exist.

frantisek holop | 30 Oct 00:11 2014

lost+found disappeared

what does it mean when /lost+found disappears?

i am sure i had it a couple of days ago
(because that is when i completely reinstalled
the system).

should i recreate it by hand?
shouldn't fsck create it? especially
when there were a lot of UNREF files
and an unclean shutdown...
(just had a panic again, but this
time a blind 'boot dump' resulted
only in a reboot)


it's the end of the world as we know it.

Alexandre Ratchov | 29 Oct 19:12 2014

audio in linux emulation, skype & friends

I thought that linux emulation has partial oss audio support which
would allow to run skype on openbsd. While searching for more
information, it appears that audio doesn't work in skype since at
least 7 years. See:

More "recent" versions don't even use oss audio. So what linux
binaries do have working oss audio in linux emulation? Has anyone
ever managed to use audio in linux emulation?

I belive there are none and corresponding kernel bits could go to
the attic.


-- Alexandre

David Coppa | 29 Oct 15:30 2014

Remove print/acroread

So here I am, asking on misc <at> ...

Do people using acroread-7.0.9 on i386 (compat_linux) still exist
these days?

I'd like to rm print/acroread from cvs.


> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: frantisek holop <minusf <at>>
> Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:31 PM
> Subject: Re: remove print/acroread
> To: ports <at>
> David Coppa, 27 Oct 2014 17:08:
> > Given this:
> >
> >
> >
> > Adobe has discontinued the support of Adobe Reader for Linux in June
> > 2013, and the fact that our port is even older (v7.x)...
> >
> > Can we finally put print/acroread to the Attic?
> >
> > There're a lot of valid alternatives nowadays!
> the devils advocate tonight:
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