Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Aug 2005 17:22 UTC
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 6.0-BETA2." A list of mirrors is available here.
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The problem with FreeBSD is that it had become such a political and bureaucratic (and bitchy) that it caused many of its really bright technical experts to leave (either because it was no longer fun for them, or by actively kicking them out if they disagreed with the party line).

It has too many chiefs and not enough indians. There is no longer anybody actively working on FreeBSD who intimately knows the details of the memory manager, or the vfs. Even things like rewriting the CPU scheduler has turned out to be an effectively impossible task, with the SCHED_ULE rewrite being unusably buggy since it came about in 2002, despite being mostly a reimplementation of Linux's O(1) scheduler.

It also is going down the path of alienating its most technical users. Nearly everyone who questions any aspect of FreeBSD's "superiority" is ridiculed and shouted down.

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2005-06-29

There is no longer anybody actively working on FreeBSD who intimately knows the details of the memory manager, or the vfs.

jeff (Jeff Roberson) knows VFS and he's the person that work on SMPVFS. SMPVFS is on by default on i386 and amd64.

Even things like rewriting the CPU scheduler has turned out to be an effectively impossible task, with the SCHED_ULE rewrite being unusably buggy since it came about in 2002, despite being mostly a reimplementation of Linux's O(1) scheduler.

ULE is fixed in -CURRENT and RELENG_6 by davidxu, give it a shot. There is report that it works on 4x Xeon 6850 machine great with the fix. If you still have any problem with it, please make your bug report useful.

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