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  • DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics

    Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics

    The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTg0Nzg

  • #2
    CPU support?

    What is the difference between supporting 63 CPUs and 256 CPUs from a technical perspective?

    Is just a declaration in the code?
    Code:
    #define MAX_CPU   256

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      What is the difference between supporting 63 CPUs and 256 CPUs from a technical perspective?

      Is just a declaration in the code?
      Code:
      #define MAX_CPU   256
      It seems to be something more complicated than that.

      http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/drago...dcfbb82f8168ab

      http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/drago...f81ad980d14c26

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      • #4
        I'm surprised that they decided to drop i386 support, but I think it's a good idea. They want to innovate, dropping an old architecture will make things easier for their goal. Also, they were only supporting i386 and amd64. A project like debian or freebsd, which are supporting a lot of differents archs, wouldn't really benefite dropping one architecture. But in dragonfly case, they can only focus on amd64 and it's very nice !

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