Lately I have become more active then the last year in total for FreeBSD. I committed several enhancements that were in my queue already for a long time, but finally came into the FreeBSD tree. Some too late for 8.3 which is upcoming and some not.
I also understand merging much better then before, taking the time for a commit and making a few mistakes really helps, and ofcourse the community is not too shy to mention my faults
One of the things that got committed is the force setting of carp, whether it’s a master or backup node (make sure pre-empt is disabled if you do this, else it will just rollback within seconds ), which eases maintenance for example. One of the other things is that I am using an extensive network of local jails now that service my needs, most seperated items. I also started writing an Howto (or bsdmag article if there is interest) to demonstrate and tell how we setup most items. One of the things that is still causing me headaches is that we have nullfs rw mounts of /home to the jails because mailservers need to write, ftp servers need to write etc. But if we were sharing these information sources via NFS we would have had the same challenges
I feel good in taking the time for FreeBSD again, and I would like to hear recommendations on what targets I can persue in FreeBSD (low hanging fruit is good enough for the time being) and additional things, also please comment on the nullfs mounts (rw,nosuid) to enhance my security level and which makes my article even better