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Release of DragonFly BSD 5.6

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  • DragonFly BSD 5.6

    DragonFly version 5.6 brings an improved virtual memory system, updates to radeon and ttm, and performance improvements for HAMMER2.

    The details of all commits between the 5.4 and 5.6 branches are available in the associated commit messages for 5.6.0rc1 and 5.6.0.

  • DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Released With VM System, HAMMER2 In Good Shape

    DragonFlyBSD 5.6 is now available as the latest major update to this popular BSD operating system.

    DragonFlyBSD 5.6 brings the HAMMER2 file-system by default following numerous improvements this cycle to HAMMER2 to put it now in comparable/better standing than HAMMER1. HAMMER1 though remains available for those interested. I'll have out some new HAMMER2 DragonFlyBSD benchmarks shortly.

DragonFly BSD 5.6.0 released

  • DragonFly BSD 5.6.0 released, which brings performance improvements and improved virtual memory system

    Improved UEFI framebuffer support.

    Major updates to the radeon and ttm (amd support code) drivers. Also, a major deadlock has been fixed in the radeon/ttm code.

    Hammer2 filesystem sync code has been rewritten to significantly improve performance. Also, improved sequential write performance.

    Improve umount operation.

    Added simple dependency tracking to prevent directory/file splits during create/rename/remove operations, for better consistency after a crash.

    Added MDS mitigation support for the Intel side-channel attack. It should be enabled by the user, and also requires an Intel microcode update to supports it.

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