FreeBSD hacker 101
beijing.liangjie at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 07:11:07 PST 2008
2008/1/24, Dag-Erling Smørgrav <des at des.no>:
> "william wong" <beijing.liangjie at gmail.com> writes:
> > Thanks for enlightening me on different aspects. Actually I found there are
> > many exciting network stack projects/overhaul happening in FreeBSD 8. I just
> > want to gear up myself and see what I can do. I have got 6.3 installed and
> > tweaking some of the kernel modification and compilation process so that i
> > can get myself acquainted to the software development process.
> You should really, really upgrade to 7. Nobody is doing any serious
> work on 6 (beyond merging bug fixes back from 7); all the exciting work
> happens in 8, and kernel patches against 8 will very rarely apply
> cleanly to 6.
> > It seems that Juniper favors the even number FreeBSD's.
> Only because 5 was a dog. They probably stuck with 4 for a while, then
> switched to 6 once they had ascertained that it was significantly more
> stable than 5. I would be surprised if they skipped 7.
Please pardon my ignorance of the jargons. Does that mean 5 is not
stable or does not perform or what?
> > So get to know about FB8 could be ahead of them :)
> I very much doubt it. Juniper employs several veteran FreeBSD
> developers (and so does Cisco, for that matter).
In other words both of them really want to push FreeBSD to its fullest
and would like to extract most out of it.
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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