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Sun Feb 25 13:55:40 2018 UTC (3 years, 7 months ago) by kamil
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Note more 8.0 news

Generic notes:
- added intrctl(8) interrupt distribution control utility.
- added can(4) socketcan implementation, a socket layer for CAN busses
- removed MKCRYPTO option and always include cryptography
- dc(1) import from OpenBSD (and replace the GNU version)
- Endian-Independent disklabel support DISKLABEL_EI
- pthread_dbg(3) removed from the base distribution

MIPS
- merge sbmips into evbmips

    1: # NetBSD-8 release notes items #
    2: 
    3: Below list needs to be expanded about ARM, MPSAFE networking 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
   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: 
   26: * USB system rework. added USB3 support.
   27: 
   28: The following networking components and drivers have been made MPSAFE:  
   29: XXX long list, TODO.smpnet is a start
   30: 
   31: 
   32: * Reproducible build (link to blog)
   33: * Dynamic tracing (DTrace) for kernel code (link to guide/intro)
   34: 
   35: 
   36: amd64, i386:
   37: 
   38: * Meltdown fixes
   39: * SMEP
   40: * SMAP
   41: * amd64 kernel W\^X
   42: * EFI bootloader
   43: * added i386 GENERIC_PAE kernel that supports >4GB systems
   44: * Debug Registers for debuggers
   45: 
   46: xen:
   47: 
   48: * kernel modules support
   49: 
   50: ARM:
   51: 
   52: * awin, FDT  
   53: XXX elaborate
   54: 
   55: MIPS
   56: 
   57: * merge sbmips into evbmips
   58: 
   59: 
   60: * TC-USB, TurboChannel USB support for ...
   61: * mntva, driver for mntmn's VA2000 amiga graphics card
   62: 
   63: * bta2dpd - new Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile daemon
   64: * iwm(4), a driver for Intel Wireless devices (AC7260, AC7265, AC3160...)
   65: * nvme(4), a driver for NVMe hardware, ported from OpenBSD
   66: * nouveau, an open source driver for modern nVidia graphics, ported from linux, available by default.
   67:    (this is at the bottom because we mentioned it in 7.1 too)
   68: 
   69: Third party software:
   70: 
   71: * GCC 5.4 with Address Sanitizer and Undefined Behavior Sanitizer
   72: * GDB 7.12
   73: * GNU binutils 2.27
   74: * Clang/LLVM
   75: * OpenSSH
   76: * OpenSSL
   77: * mdocml
   78: * acpica
   79: * ntp
   80: * dhcpcd
   81: * Lua

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