NetBSD 7.0-RC3 Brings Fixes, Enables SMP For The Raspberry Pi 2

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 18 August 2015 at 03:49 PM EDT. 1 Comment
The third -- and hopefully final -- release candidate for NetBSD 7.0 is now available.

For those that haven't been monitoring NetBSD 7 development, it's going to be a huge release. Highlights for NetBSD 7.0 include Intel and Radeon graphics support via the ported Linux DRM/KMS kernel driver code, ARM multi-processor support, support for a number of new ARM boards, GPT support in SysVinit, Lua kernel scripting support, GCC 4.8.4 is the default compiler, and hundreds of other updates and improvements.

Today's NetBSD 7.0-RC3 release enables SMP support for the Raspberry Pi 2, a disabled-by-default option for letting the system attempt to resize the root file-system to fill its partition prior to read-write mounting, DRM/KMS stability improvements, and a whole lot of other bug fixes and routine package updates.

More details on NetBSD 7.0-RC3 can be found via the NetBSD blog.
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