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Re: Potential spiped 1.6.1 release, take two -- please test
Builds and all tests pass on recent snapshot of OpenBSD -current amd64.
On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 07:55:52PM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
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> Hi spiped users,
> I've just uploaded a tarball which may be (modulo version number update)
> spiped 1.6.1. Please test this -- even if all you have time to do is check
> that it compiles on your platform, that's better than nothing, but running
> 'make all test' and/or testing with live usage would be much better.
> You can download the spiped code at
> and the tarball has SHA256 hash
> . You can also see the tree from which I rolled this almost-release at
> https://github.com/Tarsnap/spiped if you find it useful to crawl through
> VCS history.
> Changes since 1.6.1a (the first "potential 1.6.1"):
> * A test which expected strictly POSIX-compliant behaviour now accepts a
> common buggy OS kernel behaviour (returning ESRCH when cancelling a thread
> which has exited but has not yet been joined).
> * Minor cleanups to test code.
> Significant changes since 1.6.0:
> * A new -u option instructs spiped to run as a different uid/gid.
> * RDRAND x86 CPU extensions (if available) are used as an additional source
> of entropy. (Note that they are only used as a *supplemental* source, and
> if the operating system provides strong entropy then it doesn't matter if
> RDRAND works.)
> * SHA x86 CPU extensions (if available) are used to speed up computations.
> Few CPUs support these yet.
> * spipe now prints a warning if it cannot connect to the target host.
> There are also a variety of less visible changes: Minor bug and compiler
> warning fixes, added and improved tests, minor performance improvements, and
> spelling and stylistic fixes.
> Assuming nobody finds any problems (or the problems are things I can fix
> quickly and easily) I'll roll the official spiped 1.6.1 release in early
> April. As always, Tarsnap bug bounties apply to issues found in spiped.
> - --
> Colin Percival
> Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
> Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid
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