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Tue Mar 6 16:13:24 2018 UTC (3 years, 8 months ago) by maya
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Only needs to be expanded about ARM now.

    1: # NetBSD-8 release notes items #
    2: 
    3: Below list needs to be expanded about ARM changes.  
    4: Then expanded to be readable by an average technically inclined person.  
    5: Then reordered for most cool things on top.
    6: 
    7: * PaX MPROTECT (W\^X) memory protection enforced by default on architectures with fine-grained memory protection
    8: * PaX ASLR in some archs, MKPIE default for userland  
    9: XXX list of archs
   10: * SSP/FORTIFY default for userland and packages.  
   11: XXX is SSP / MKPIE new to userland?
   12: * In-kernel audio mixer
   13: * Real-Time Signals
   14: * Synchronize Machine Independent features in ptrace(2) with Linux and FreeBSD
   15: * Improved C11 feature completeness (added missing headers, implemented functions)
   16: * ext4 enhanced read-only support
   17: * nc(1) imported from OpenBSD
   18: * sys_info a new script to return version information for system libraries and utilities
   19: * added intrctl(8) interrupt distribution control utility.
   20: * added can(4) socketcan implementation, a socket layer for CAN busses
   21: * removed MKCRYPTO option and always include cryptography
   22: * dc(1) import from OpenBSD (and replace the GNU version)
   23: * Endian-Independent disklabel support DISKLABEL_EI
   24: * pthread_dbg(3) removed from the base distribution
   25: * improved compatiblity of NetBSD curses(3) with ncurses
   26: * added libpanel(3) compatible with ncurses libpanel
   27: * added ipsecif(4) for route-based VPNs
   28: * made part of the network stack MP-safe
   29:   * NET_MPSAFE kernel option is required to try
   30:   * Only the components listed below are MP-safe for now
   31: 
   32: Custom:
   33: 
   34: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
   35: 
   36: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
   37: 
   38: * Device drivers
   39:   * vioif(4)
   40:   * vmx(4)
   41:   * wm(4)
   42:   * ixg(4)
   43:   * ixv(4)
   44: * Layer 2
   45:   * Ethernet (if_ethersubr.c)
   46:   * bridge(4)
   47:   * Fast forward (ipflow)
   48: * Layer 3
   49:   * Almost done but some components are still non-MP-safe
   50: * Interfaces
   51:   * gif(4)
   52:   * ipsecif(4)
   53:   * l2tp(4)
   54:   * pppoe(4)
   55:   * tun(4)
   56:   * vlan(4)
   57: * Packet filters
   58:   * npf(7)
   59: * Others
   60:   * bpf(4)
   61:   * ipsec(4)
   62:   * opencrypto(9)
   63:   * pfil(9)
   64: 
   65: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
   66: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
   67: 
   68: 
   69: amd64, i386:
   70: 
   71: * Meltdown fixes
   72: * SMEP
   73: * SMAP
   74: * amd64 kernel W\^X
   75: * EFI bootloader
   76: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
   77: * Debug Registers for debuggers
   78: 
   79: xen:
   80: 
   81: * kernel modules support
   82: 
   83: ARM:
   84: 
   85: * awin, FDT  
   86: XXX elaborate
   87: 
   88: MIPS:
   89: 
   90: * merge sbmips into evbmips
   91: 
   92: Other:
   93: 
   94: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
   95: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
   96: 
   97: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
   98: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
   99: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
  100: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
  101:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
  102: 
  103: Third party software:
  104: 
  105: * GCC 5.4 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
  106: * GDB 7.12
  107: * GNU binutils 2.27
  108: * Clang/LLVM 4.0
  109: * OpenSSH 7.6
  110: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
  111: * mdocml 1.14.1
  112: * acpica 20170303
  113: * ntp 4.2.8p10
  114: * dhcpcd 7.0.0
  115: * Lua 5.3.4

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