Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2007 21:15 UTC, submitted by _DoubleThink_
BSD and Darwin derivatives "Matt Dillon, one of the FreeBSD kernel developers, decided that several of the approaches being used in the 5.x series were dead-ends, and in July 2003 forked the stable 4.x codebase to form DragonFly BSD. The 4.x FreeBSD Foundation meant that DragonFly has been a solid platform from the start. DragonFly, like the other BSDs, imports code from other members of the family when it makes sense, such as the malloc() security features from OpenBSD, parts of the WiFi subsystem from FreeBSD, and USB code from NetBSD. In spite of this, development has been pushed in some unique directions."
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RE: Unix for clusters.
by Chreo on Mon 18th Jun 2007 16:59 UTC in reply to "Unix for clusters. "
Chreo
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2005-07-06

In my humble opinion, FreBSD has not fullfilled the needed multi core (CPU kernel) tasks that the future brings.

Well, recent performance numbers where is scales better than Linux for multi-cpu systems shows that be an incorrect conclusion. SMPng for FreeBSD was a long project but the fruits are beginning to show very nice promise.

This does in no way invalidate what Dragonfly is doing as the goal is simply very different

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