Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Dec 2005 23:44 UTC, submitted by Lazarus
BSD and Darwin derivatives Fans of DragonFly BSD will be getting their Christmas present late this year, and plans for 1.5 have been announced. MP safe networking code, the long awaited cache coherency management system, and a port of Sun's ZFS. Read here for more. Update: Refresh, empty cache, whatever, and check the shiny new beastie icon! And there was much rejoicing. Can we now please discuss DragonFly BSD?
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RE[2]: Work Continues
by Anonymous on Mon 19th Dec 2005 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Work Continues"
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Well that is the the reason (cache locality) that Light Weight Kernel Threads were developed. The processes themselves are per CPU and are migrated (and communicate via a light weight messaging protocol.) This suits itself to clustering because you have an increased L2 utilization and a means of migrating processes to systems with heavy loads to other non-taxed systems in a cluster. Cache coherency systems are not new, however they are new to this system and because of the way the system is developed it has a potential to perform and scale really well in a clustered environment, talk on ZFS which Matt Dillon thinks will work very well in such an environment and you may end with something that works VERY well.

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