Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Mystery solved

The new open sourced solaris / illumos distribution is called OpenSXCE (as in Open Solaris Express Community Edition - a clin d'oeil to the original open sourcing done by Sun and the Express program)


brought to you by Martin Bochnig 30 January 2013
Here is the first release of OpenSXCE for SPARC.
OpenSXCE 2013.01 Live for SPARC (1.2GB) -- 30 January 2013

The site is

Note the md5sum : 330a82654405c77c8cea903ed18117f2


Monday, January 28, 2013

Mysterious post


It has to do with illumos, solaris and sparc

What he said

Martin Bochnig via

to discuss, developer

Hi Garrett,  
Release tomorrow.
Till then.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Git error setting certificate verify location


Under OpenIndiana, you might have  tried a git clone

and got this:

Cloning into something...
error: error setting certificate verify locations:
  CAfile: /etc/curl/curlCA
  CApath: none
 while accessing

fatal: HTTP request failed


The  fix is easy:

mkdir -p /etc/curl && cat /etc/certs/CA/*.pem > /etc/curl/curlCA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LZ4 for ZFS

IllumOS update

Look what just happened last night:

LZ4 is a new high-speed BSD-licensed compression algorithm written by Yann Collet that delivers very high compression and decompression performance compared to lzjb (>50% faster on compression, >80% faster on decompression and around 3x faster on compression of incompressible data), while giving better compression ratio. For detailed benchmark numbers see the attached spreadsheet.

Updated by Christopher Siden about 16 hours ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

What does it mean?

In plain english, the latest IllumOS kernel has LZ4 compression available for the ZFS filesystem.