Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2014 20:12 UTC, submitted by Premislaus
BeOS & Derivatives

My area of interest is broadly defined kernel development. In the spring of 2013 I implemented ASLR and DEP which caused minor confusion due to "activation" of bugs that have been hidden but I think that overall it worked out well for Haiku. Later I tinkered a bit with RTM (Restricted Transactional Memory), new extension introduced in Haswells but the code will need a lot of work before it will become usable. From October to mid-January, I was employed by Haiku, Inc. to work on the scheduler and adaptating Haiku for work on systems with more than one logical processor. Among other things, I got rid of the 8 processors limit, which was quite firmly rooted in the ABI inherited from BeOS.

Great interview with a low-level Haiku developer.

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RE: Thank you
by chandler on Sun 11th May 2014 22:00 UTC in reply to "Thank you"
chandler
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2006-08-29

Not without upgrading your motherboard it won't. The 8-core Haswell variant that's coming out later this year will use a new socket that's not compatible with any existing chipsets. If you bought a current 8-series (Z87, H87, H81, etc.) motherboard, you won't even be able to upgrade to Broadwell CPUs that will arrive later this year.

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RE[2]: Thank you
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 12th May 2014 01:59 in reply to "RE: Thank you"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

What! I was told it would use the same socket.

Are you sure?

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