DragonFlyBSD 5.2 Now Available With HAMMER2 Improvements & Spectre Mitigation
This is the first update to DragonFlyBSD since v5.0.2 back in December. With that said, there is a lot to be found in this update. Among the changes with DragonFlyBSD 5.2 are supporting up to 64TB of RAM, Intel Coffee Lake graphics support in their Linux-ported DRM driver, Meltdown vulnerability fixes and as part of that the ptr_restrict option, Spectre mitigation based on the Linux IBRS code, and continued work on maturing the HAMMER2 file-system.
Overall, it's quite a hefty update with DragonFlyBSD 5.2 for the past couple of months on their development front-lines. I'll be running some fresh DragonFlyBSD benchmarks against FreeBSD and TrueOS vs. Linux soon.
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.0 can be downloaded from their download server.