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NetBSD 5 speeds up kernel, drops HP-UX support

May 01, 2009, 04:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Among the big changes are improved scalability and performance improvements, thanks to a new threading subsystem that is optimized for multi-core systems. The NetBSD kernel itself has been improved to include kernel preemption, a new schedulers as well as some real-time extensions.

""Almost all core kernel subsystems, like virtual memory, memory allocators, file system frameworks for major file systems, and others were audited and overhauled to make use of highly concurrent algorithms," NetBSD 5.0's release notes state."

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