Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2007 18:12 UTC, submitted by openwookie
OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.1 has been released. "We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.1. This is our 21st release on CD-ROM (and 22nd via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of ten years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 4.1 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system."
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by _df_ on Tue 1st May 2007 21:26 UTC
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have they done any more work on smp? last I knew they did a BGL import from netbsd.

anyone know how much progress has been made on SMP?

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RE: smp?
by eosp on Tue 1st May 2007 21:39 in reply to "smp?"
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No. Basically on OpenBSD the rule is "if we're not interested, it doesn't get done." OBSD is not interested in SMP, so it doesn't happen.

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by Janizary on Tue 1st May 2007 21:55 in reply to "RE: smp?"
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Actually there is progress there, follow cvs, it's not that f--king hard. If you don't know anything about it, don't speak authoratatively about it.

OpenBSD's developers fully understand that systems are progressing to multiple cpu and multicore designs, and they are working on improving SMP's performance.

OpenBSD's development is based on what developers want, need or are payed to develop - not what they are interested in.

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RE[2]: smp?
by Oliver on Tue 1st May 2007 22:28 in reply to "RE: smp?"
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There is of course SMP, but first security, then features - not the other way around.

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RE[2]: smp?
by Soulbender on Wed 2nd May 2007 03:14 in reply to "RE: smp?"
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Then what do the SMP kernels that come with each release do?
Of course there's being work done on SMP, it's just not a very speedy progress.

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