1: ## NetBSD 7.0 Planning
3: Possible discussion topics, from an email to releng written by Alistair Crooks on 20130317:
5: 1. Other TCP congestion control algorithms like HTCP and cubic.
6: Lunix has moved to cubic, it's in FreeBSD but not turned on by
7: default. Don't know of anyone working on this. Someone needs to.
9: 2. Be good to get John Eaglesham's SYN cookie stuff into 7.0. Been
10: proposed twice on tech-net. John worked for me at Yahoo!, I asked him
11: to do it.
13: 3. Top of kernel virtualisation, like bad's gaols or mult. gaols aren't
14: complete, code from 2008 in ~bad/gaols/ on morden. mult code from 2007
15: is on tech-kern:
19: 4. Some TLC for usermode would be nice
21: 5. valgrind - I've made a start, and have it running on NetBSD/i386, but
22: it maps to the wrong place, and I ran out of cycles. Please contact me
23: for more details, I can give access to a repo
25: 6. I think Martin was going to one of the SCTP developers to look into
26: providing SCTP on NetBSD.
28: 7. We now have PGP signature verification via netpgpverify with no
29: external libs or dependencies - see pkgsrc/security/netpgpverify, I will
30: import into src real soon now. Means that we could look at an installer
31: which verified sets against signatures, some other uses for it too -
32: certainly there are on the pkgsrc side, with binary packages etc.
33: I can think of an audit-system, and binary packages to plug vulnerabilities
34: and such too (we got rid of the vanity kernels in 5.0 timeframe, and I
35: think that few people want to use anything except GENERIC these days).
37: 8. I've a whole raft of stuff in othersrc - I'd like feedback if it should
38: go into src, remain in othersrc, or just not interested.
40: 9. I would like to get symbol versioning into our libs (maybe not them all
41: but it does make sense to do them all at same time) in time for 7.0. Code
42: taken from FreeBSD, but not the way they version symbols, which is unusual
43: (RELENG pls note). This would allow us to bump libc major.
45: 10. Update ZFS to a less embarrassing version before 7 (RELENG pls note)
46: I know of no-one working on this.
48: 11. Some more modules, TLC and love for LVM. I know of no-one working on
51: 12. Would like to look at a systematic way of providing images for 7.0.
52: riz does the amazon ones, would be great to get vmware, citrix/xen, qemu
53: others out there as first class citizens when 7.0 is announced.
55: 13. Is anyone doing profiling of 7.0? I suspect there are big slowdowns
56: which would love to be found and teased out - riastradh mentioned one
57: in the file system transaction code, I think?
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