Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jan 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by David Dengg
BSD and Darwin derivatives DragonFly 1.8.0 has been released. The biggest kernel change in this release is the addition of virtual kernel support and a virtual kernel build target. The biggest user-visible changes include updates to third party applications included in the base system, a major rewrite of NULLFS which removes all directory recursion restrictions from mount_null and removes nearly all the kernel resource overhead when using such mounts, and a multi-ip feature for jails.
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RE: DragonFlyBSD will rock soon
by Janizary on Tue 30th Jan 2007 22:09 UTC in reply to "DragonFlyBSD will rock soon"
Janizary
Member since:
2006-03-12

DragonFly BSD will only be in competition with Solaris, AIX or Tru64 when a company is behind it, at best one can say that if these modifications yeild the sought after results then the system will have comparable performance to major operating systems.

Well I'd love to believe that Matt Dillon is a God, I've seen You Me and Dupree, so I'll just wait to see how well the system turns out after he's gotten most of the itches scratched.

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fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

"I'll just wait to see how well the system turns out after he's gotten most of the itches scratched."

you mean when the kernel transforms to a ukernel?

Edited 2007-01-30 23:46

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Janizary Member since:
2006-03-12

Matt is not trying to make it a microkernel, so don't bother with that nonsense, like most real computer scientists, he doesn't believe in some mystical solution to all computing problems. The microkernel solves nothing, it's just another kernel like any other, modularity does not have to come through actual modules, one can compartmentalize the kerenl itself without having to have dozens or even hundreds of small items to enter into kernel space at run time.

The hybridized kernel system he's decided on should work well enough for his needs.

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vinkelhake Member since:
2005-12-16

Just for the record: Matt Dillon the programmer is working on DragonFly. Matt Dillon the actor is not :-)

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happycamper Member since:
2006-01-01

/*Well I'd love to believe that Matt Dillon is a God, I've seen You Me and Dupree*/

form DragonFlyBSD's Matt Dillion website

No, I am not the movie star.
Yes, I'm the guy that did all that Amiga stuff years past
Yes, I was associated with BEST.COM and am associated with the FreeBSD project

http://apollo.backplane.com/

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