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web commit by martin: Add some architecture lists to features. Remove SSP for userland, it is not new

    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 some architectures with fine-grained memory protection and suitable PLT formats:
    8:   i386, amd64, evbarm, landisk, pmax
    9: * PaX ASLR enabled by default on:
   10:   i386, amd64, evbarm, landisk, pmax, sparc64
   11: * MKPIE default for userland on:
   12:   i386, amd64, arm, m68k, mips, sh3, sparc64
   13: * In-kernel audio mixer
   14: * Real-Time Signals
   15: * Synchronize Machine Independent features in ptrace(2) with Linux and FreeBSD
   16: * sys_info a new script to return version information for system libraries and utilities
   17: * added intrctl(8) interrupt distribution control utility.
   18: * added can(4) socketcan implementation, a socket layer for CAN busses
   19: * removed MKCRYPTO option and always include cryptography
   20: * dc(1) import from OpenBSD (and replace the GNU version)
   21: * Endian-Independent disklabel support DISKLABEL_EI
   22: * pthread_dbg(3) removed from the base distribution
   23: * improved compatiblity of NetBSD curses(3) with ncurses
   24: * added libpanel(3) compatible with ncurses libpanel
   25: * added ipsecif(4) for route-based VPNs
   26: * made part of the network stack MP-safe
   27:   * NET_MPSAFE kernel option is required to try
   28:   * Only the components listed below are MP-safe for now
   29: * WAPBL stability and performance improvements
   30: 
   31: Custom:
   32: 
   33: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
   34: 
   35: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
   36: 
   37: * Device drivers
   38:   * vioif(4)
   39:   * vmx(4)
   40:   * wm(4)
   41:   * ixg(4)
   42:   * ixv(4)
   43: * Layer 2
   44:   * Ethernet (if_ethersubr.c)
   45:   * bridge(4)
   46:   * Fast forward (ipflow)
   47: * Layer 3
   48:   * Almost done but some components are still non-MP-safe
   49: * Interfaces
   50:   * gif(4)
   51:   * ipsecif(4)
   52:   * l2tp(4)
   53:   * pppoe(4)
   54:   * tun(4)
   55:   * vlan(4)
   56: * Packet filters
   57:   * npf(7)
   58: * Others
   59:   * bpf(4)
   60:   * ipsec(4)
   61:   * opencrypto(9)
   62:   * pfil(9)
   63: 
   64: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
   65: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
   66: 
   67: 
   68: amd64, i386:
   69: 
   70: * Meltdown fixes
   71: * SMEP
   72: * SMAP
   73: * amd64 kernel W\^X
   74: * PCI MSI/MSI-X support (except Xen)
   75: * PCI extended configuration space support
   76: * EFI bootloader
   77: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
   78: * Debug Registers for debuggers
   79: 
   80: xen:
   81: 
   82: * kernel modules support
   83: 
   84: ARM:
   85: 
   86: * awin, FDT  
   87: XXX elaborate
   88: 
   89: MIPS:
   90: 
   91: * merge sbmips into evbmips
   92: 
   93: Other:
   94: 
   95: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
   96: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
   97: 
   98: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
   99: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
  100: * ixg(4): X540, X550 and newer device support.
  101: * ixv(4): Intel 10G Ethernet virtual function driver.
  102: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
  103: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
  104:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
  105: 
  106: Third party software:
  107: 
  108: * GCC 5.5 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
  109: * GDB 7.12
  110: * GNU binutils 2.27
  111: * Clang/LLVM 3.8.1
  112: * OpenSSH 7.6
  113: * OpenSSL 1.0.2k
  114: * mdocml 1.14.1
  115: * acpica 20170303
  116: * ntp 4.2.8p11-o
  117: * dhcpcd 7.0.3
  118: * Lua 5.3.4

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