Category: NetBSD

Other SMP work


hubertf has a post up about NetBSD’s work to move to a different multiprocessing scheme, along with a 1:1 threading model.  This is similar to what DragonFly is doing, though a different methodology.

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A rant for NetBSD


Charles M. Hannum, one of the originators of the NetBSD project, posted what I’ll call a rant about the state of NetBSD; he wants NetBSD to lead system development and he blames the organizational layout for slowing development.

It appears he wants to return to the less complex organization of the early days of NetBSD; I don’t think that’s relevant in this stage of NetBSD’s development.   (Is NetBSD the oldest existing open source operating system project?)

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Interview with Jan Schaumann


Daemonnews has an interview with Jan Schaumann up;
the interview is about NetBSD as a desktop system. Many of the answers also apply to DragonFly, as NetBSD and DragonFly both use pkgsrc.

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NetBSD Wiki up


NetBSD now has a wiki up as an experiment in making documentation easier, much like our own.

(Thanks, hubertf, who writes some good points about how (un)easy it is to create documentation…)

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NetBSD 3 released


‘Tis the season for new releases, as NetBSD 3.0 is out.

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OnLAMP: Encrypted Disk


OnLAMP has an interview with Roland Dowdeswell, author of CGD (“Crypto-Graphic Disk”) for NetBSD. CGD is an interesting disk driver that encrypts (and decrypts) disk data.

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