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  • NetBSD 9.0 RC1 Released With 64-Bit Arm Support, Updated ZFS + Other Improvements

    Phoronix: NetBSD 9.0 RC1 Released With 64-Bit Arm Support, Updated ZFS + Other Improvements

    NetBSD 9.0 is around the corner and finally presenting 64-bit Arm (AArch64) support as well as other long overdue hardware support like Intel Kabylake graphics...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-RC1-Released

  • #2
    Wonderful release

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    • #3
      What actually runs NetBSD these days? In the embedded space? Not trying to be an ass, just curious.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
        What actually runs NetBSD these days? In the embedded space? Not trying to be an ass, just curious.
        Last time I heard, toasters were a popular use-case.

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        • #5
          NetBSD 9 is shaping up to be a terrific release. Considering how much less manpower they have compared to FreeBSD or even OpenBSD. Having virtualization support to run other OSs like Linux in a VM, and ZFS seem like huge news. I wonder how NetBSD ZFS is going to compare to FreeBSD ZFS support?

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          • #6
            Did some research myself: "Updated ZFS. This is the first release with ZFS usable for daily use, but there is no support for booting from ZFS nor using ZFS as root filesystem yet." So ZFS support is still lacking when compared to FreeBSD, considerably so. Source: https://www.netbsd.org/releases/form...etBSD-9.0.html

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            • #7
              kylew77 you can also write if you have specific wish for next version of NetBSD https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/100-wish...or-netbsd-10-0

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              • #8
                Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
                What actually runs NetBSD these days? In the embedded space? Not trying to be an ass, just curious.
                My Sega Dreamcast.

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                • #9
                  milkylainen if you look at "System families supported by NetBSD 9.0" in https://www.netbsd.org/releases/form...etBSD-9.0.html lot of platforms actually

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kylew77 View Post
                    Did some research myself: "Updated ZFS. This is the first release with ZFS usable for daily use, but there is no support for booting from ZFS nor using ZFS as root filesystem yet." So ZFS support is still lacking when compared to FreeBSD, considerably so. Source: https://www.netbsd.org/releases/form...etBSD-9.0.html
                    You can set /boot on a traditional file system. It's better than running whole shebang from old FFS, I suppose. Difference with FreeBSD in regards of ZFS support is no great wonder, FreeBSD's has been there a decade+ (starting from 2007-2008?).

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