Re: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas

From: Tomoaki AOKI <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:41:34 UTC
On Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:53:47 +0100
Daniel Engberg <> wrote:

> Hi,
> A few projects that I think would be beneficial
> * Native exFAT and F2FS support, I think someone (with a FreeBSD hat) 
> already expressed interest in adding exFAT support to FreeBSD 14

At least exFAT support would need to be on ports even when implememted
as non-fuse filesystem, as of patent issue, unless MS grants unlimited
right to publish.

> * Better documentation for the iflib network driver framework
> * ARM "CPU cluster" support, both big.LITTLE awareness and support for 
> running at different clockspeeds
>    I'm not sure if there could be some generic framework as we're 
> starting to see this on x86 too (Intel 12th Gen)

Implementation of NUMA support could be a good start point.
From resource management view, it would be non-uniform process (or 
processor, instead) allocation. Just an idea, though.

> * Better documentation for ARM/ARM64 devices, it's even hard for devs to 
> figure out how to get boards booting despite being supported like the 
> Macchiato/Espressobin or how to "convert" existing images to other 
> supported boards which do not have a separate image.
>    Right now most information is scattered on the wiki and mailinglist 
> and it's hard to find the most recent information.
> * Support Ryzen ECC memory status and reporting (what Linux refers to as 
> Best regards,
> Daniel

Tomoaki AOKI    <>