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Changes from NetBSD 4.0 to NetBSD 5.0:
evbppc: Add support for Xilinx Virtex II-Pro/4-FX. [freza 20061202]
mac68k: Add support for four more Nubus video cards, including the
VillageTronic MacPicasso 340. [hauke 20061206]
ixp425: Add support for NPE Ethernet. [scw 20061210]
nfs: Remove NQNFS support from kernel. [yamt 20061227]
mount_psshfs(8): Add puffs sshfs. [pooka 20061229]
zaurus: Add support for Sharp C3x00 PDA. [ober 20070105]
i386: Add support for Microsoft Xbox. [jmcneill 20070105]
ntp: Import ntp 4.2.4 (20061228). Tracking of network interface
address changes is now supported - no more ntpd
restarts when interface addresses are re-configured
(WLAN/DSL/ppp/...). [kardel 20070106]
kernel: Global 'securelevel' variable removed; it is now internal to
the secmodel. [elad 20070110]
gcc(1): Updated to version 4.1.2-20070110. [mrg 20070111]
acpitools: Added from FreeBSD via fvdl. [christos 20070114]
scsictl(8): Added setspeed command, to set the highest speed that the
optical drive should use for reading data,
contributed by Kimura Fuyuki. [bouyer 20070122]
i386, amd64: Add cmos(4), driver for x86 CMOS RAM. [dyoung 20070206]
newlock2: Merge the newlock2 branch. Introduces a number of new
kernel synchronization primitives, improves scalability
on MP systems, and replaces the existing SA threads model
with a 1:1 threading model. [ad 20070209]
news68k: Implement generic softintr(9) support. [tsutsui 20070210]
refuse: Added FUSE (file system in userspace) compatibility
functionality, layered on top of libpuffs. [agc 20070211]
i386: Added an opencrypto provider for VIA ACE (AES encryption
instructions), ported from OpenBSD. [daniel 20070217]
sdiff(1): Replaced by OpenBSD sdiff(1) (public domain). [rmind 20070219]
btuart(4): Add support for Bluetooth HCI UART (H4) driver.
btuartd(8): Add support for Bluetooth HCI UART (H4) daemon.
mutex(9), rwlock(9): Support priority inheritance. [yamt 20070226]
eeprom(8): Add the missing kernel bits on arm and powerpc that kept
eeprom from actually changing firmware settings.
MAKEDEV(8), MAKEDEV.local(8): Let MAKEDEV.local use functions
defined in MAKEDEV. [apb 20070303]
x68k: Add generic softintr(9) support. [tsutsui 20070304]
luna68k: Add generic softintr(9) support. [tsutsui 20070304]
file(1): Update to 4.20. [pooka 20070304]
hfs: Add read-only Apple HFS+ file system support. [dillo 20070305]
ipv6: Add ipv6 fast forward. [liamjfoy 20070307]
openssh: Import 4.6. [christos 20070310]
aiboost(4): ASUS AI Booster ACPI Hardware monitor driver,
adapted from FreeBSD for envsys(4). [xtraeme 20070313]
evbmips: Add Infineon ADM5120 port. [dyoung 20070320]
i386, amd64: Intel(R) On Demand Clock Modulation driver, to save
power and overheating in CPUs supporting the Thermal
Monitor feature (TM). Adapted from OpenBSD/FreeBSD.
See options(4) for more information. [xtraeme 20070320]
kernel: Import of DRM (Direct Rendering Manager). Not yet enabled
by default. [drochner 20070320]
libc: Add support for LC_TIME. [manu 20070328]
genfb(4): Generic framebuffer console driver with PCI and SBus
frontends. [macallan 20070411]
sgimips: Add support for SGI O2 PS/2 controller macekbc(4) and
onboard display adapter crmfb(4). [jmcneill 20070412]
sgimips: Import mavb(4) audio device driver for SGI O2 from
OpenBSD. [jmcneill 20070412]
sparc64: Add support for hardware monitoring on
Ultra Enterprise 450. See envctrl(4). [tnn 20070414]
puffs(4): Support NFS exporting puffs file servers. [pooka 20070416]
xargs(1): Bring in xargs from FreeBSD to gain -I, -J etc. but keep our
GNU compatible exit values. [christos 20070418]
mount_9p(8): Add support to mount a 9P file service with puffs.
kernel: Remove the CHECK_ALT_xxx() defines and emul_find() used
to locate files within an emulation's root directory.
Instead get namei() to check the emulation root first.
prep: Add support for the MTX604 RAVEN based machine. Other RAVEN
based machines are also likely to work now. [garbled 20070426]
kernel: Added support for POSIX Asynchronous I/O. [rmind 20070430]
puffs(3): Add puffs_framebuf(3), which abstracts the buffer
management and event loop for networked file systems
using puffs_cc(3). Convert mount_psshfs(8) and
mount_9p(8) to use it. [pooka 20070505]
kernel: Add the TFTPROOT kernel option for TFTP'ing root RAMdisk
at root mount time. [manu 20070508]
pf(4): Make 'nat' and 'rdr' translation rules obey state
policy flags ('if-bound', 'group-bound', 'floating').
Extend pf.conf(5) syntax to express the translation-state
policies. [dyoung 20070510]
idlelwp: yamt-idlelwp branch was merged.
1. separate context switching and thread scheduling.
2. implement idle lwp.
3. clean up related MD/MI interfaces.
4. make scheduler(s) modular.
ld.elf_so(1): Support Solaris $ORIGIN etc. expansions in paths.
uslsa(4): Added CP210x USB-RS232 ucom driver, as submitted by
Jonathan A. Kollasch in PR kern/33496. [dogcow 20070520]
top(1): Allow a single process to be selected by pid.
Add a 'thread mode' that displays LWPs.
libcurses: Merge in wide curses work done by Ruibiao Qui as a
Google Summer of Code project. [blymn 20070529]
powerpc: Add booted_kernel and booted_device sysctl. [nisimura 20070601]
smsc(4): Added a driver for the hardware monitoring portion of
the SMSC LPC47B397. [blymn 20070601]
file(1): Update to 4.21. [pooka 20070607]
zyd(4): Added OpenBSD's driver. Supports ZyDAS ZD1211/ZD1211B
USB IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network device. [kiyohara 20070609]
mac68k: Switch sn(4) Ethernet on mac68k to using MI SONIC driver.
tcp(4): Per socket keepalive timer settings. Ability to change
connection timeout. [christos 20070620].
newgrp(1): Add POSIX (IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 / Open Group Base
Specifications Issue 6) User Portability Utility to change
effective group ID. [ginsbach 20060621]
gcc(1): Updated to version 4.1.3-20070620. [mrg 20070621]
ntp: Updated to version 4.2.4p2. [kardel 20070624]
tcpdrop(8): Ported by anon ymous (from FreeBSD/OpenBSD).
fast_ipsec(4): Add support for IPsec NAT-T. [degroote 20070627]
efs: Added read-only Silicon Graphics EFS file system. [rumble 20070629]
envsys(4), sysmon_envsys(9): Imported envsys2. New API with the
- Cleaned up the API for simplicity and efficiency.
- Ability to send capacity/critical/warning events to powerd(8).
- Added support for a 'dictionary based communication channel'
between sysmon_power(9) and powerd(8), that means there is
no 32 bytes event size event restriction anymore.
- Binary compatibility with old envstat(8) and powerd(8) via
And more, please see envsys(4) and sysmon_envsys(9) for more
mount_puffsportal: Add experimental version of portalfs
based on puffs(3). [pooka 20070708]
i386: Add gcscehci(4) driver for the EHCI controller found in the AMD
Geode CS5536 companion controllers. [jmcneill 20070708]
nfsmb(4): Add support for NVIDIA nForce 2/3/4 SMBus controller and
SMBus driver. [kiyohara 20070711]
dbri(4): Added support for audio input. [macallan 20070712]
alpha: Add timecounter(9) support and switch to MI todr(9)
with MI mc146818 driver. [tsutsui 20070721]
ichsmb(4): Add support for Intel ICH SMBus controller.
shark: Add dhclient(8) to the install disk image to be able to
configure network interfaces through DHCP. [jmmv 20070729]
sparc: The cgfourteen(4) driver now supports wscons. [macallan 20070730]
shark: Switched the installation disk to use wscons instead of
pccons. [jmmv 20070731]
tcp(4): TCP socket buffers automatic sizing, ported from FreeBSD.
agp(4): Add support agp_amd64. Imported from FreeBSD.
cpuctl(8): A new utility which allows setting CPUs online/offline.
libpthread: Make some significant performance improvements around
thread synchronization, and fix a minor problem with
detaching running threads. [ad 20070804]
rump: Add the Runnable Userspace Meta Program framework to sys/rump.
These are programs which compile in a part from the standard
kernel sources and run in userspace. Their main use is
testing/debugging. Currently supported are a number of
file systems (e.g. ffs) through puffs(3). [pooka 20070805]
wscons(4): Add scrollback support to vcons, this should work with
any framebuffer console driver that uses vcons.
wtf(6): Search pkgsrc's help database when ran inside a package
directory. [hubertf 20070806]
libpthread: Another performance improvement, and a fix for an issue
that could cause threaded applications to hang under rare
circumstances. [ad 20070807]
mount_sysctlfs(8): sysctl(3) to file system translator. [pooka 20070809]
slhci(4): Replace to Matthew Orgass's slhci(4). [kiyohara 20070815]
spdmem(4): Add Serial Presence Detect driver/support. This decodes
technical specifications stored in the eeprom on common types
of memory modules. [tnn 20070818]
btbc(4): Add support for AnyCom BlueCard. [kiyohara 20070820]
libm: Add C99 complex support (float/double). [drochner 20070820]
ichlpcib(4): The driver has added support for the TCO (watchdog) on
ICH6 or newer chipsets plus timecounter support. Also it can
be used on EM64T systems running the amd64 port. Adapted from
FreeBSD and OpenBSD. [xtraeme 20070826]
agten(4): Add support for Fujitsu AG-10e graphics cards working as
accelerated framebuffer console. [macallan 20070826]
ag10e(4): Add XFree86 driver to run the AG-10e in 24bit with
acceleration. [macallan 20070830]
uchcom(4): Add support for WinChipHead CH341/340 USB-Serial adapter.
amd64, i386: cgd(4) is part of GENERIC. [joerg 20070906]
libpthread: scalability and performance enhancements. The MySQL
sysbench benchmark in read-only mode now scales to 900
simultaneous client threads on a 4xCPU i386 system before
serious performance drop-off occurs. [ad 20070907]
kernel: Added support for POSIX message queues. [rmind 20070907]
aps(4): driver for IBM Thinkpad Active Protection System,
provides support for some sensors exported through
the envsys(4) framework. Ported by Pierre Pronchery
from OpenBSD. [xtraeme 20070911]
i386, amd64: pcc is now able to compile most of the i386 kernel.
a number of changes have been made for LKM and
preemption safety. [ad 20070927]
i386: i386 bootblocks are now able to boot amd64 kernels.
support for a.out kernels has been removed. [ad 20070927]
kernel: Added support for kernel core dumps to RAID 1 sets.
kernel: The new socket option SO_NOHEADER tells the network
stack to strip the protocol header from packets
received on a raw socket. [dyoung 20071005]
gre(4): Available encapsulations increase to IPv6, UDP in
IPv6, and UDP in IPv4. The Mobile IP encapsulation
is no more. [dyoung 20071005]
malloc(3): Replace the default memory allocator with 'jemalloc',
designed to perform well in both single- and multi-
threaded processes. This provides a significant
performance boost for many threaded workloads that
make use of malloc, such as MySQL. [ad 20071006]
kernel: A new SCHED_M2 scheduler, improves the performance on
MP systems, supports real-time and time-sharing classes,
ready for the CPU affinity. [rmind 20071009]
powerpc, prep, pmppc, evbppc, macppc, ibmnws, bebox, sandpoint, ofppc:
Merge ppcoea-renovation branch. [garbled 20071017]
prep: Convert to generic powerpc PCI framework. [garbled 20071017]
powerpc: New generic interrupt handler framework. [macallan 20071017]
macppc: Switch to generic powerpc interrupt framework.
prep: Convert to generic powerpc ISA framework. [garbled 20071017]
bebox: Convert to generic soft interrupts. [matt 20071017]
prep: Switch to generic powerpc interrupt framework. [garbled 20071017]
powerpc: New generic shared timecounters-based clock routines.
prep: Convert to generic powerpc clock. [garbled 20071017]
sandpoint: Convert to generic soft interrupts. [nisimura 20071017]
sandpoint: Switch to generic powerpc interrupt framework.
sandpoint: Convert to generic powerpc clock/PCI/ISA framework.
macppc: Convert to generic powerpc clock/PCI framework.
pmppc: Convert to generic powerpc clock/PCI/interrupt framework.
pmppc: Remove pmppc as a port, and move it to a supported board under
evbppc. [garbled 20071017]
ibmnws: Convert to generic powerpc clock.c/PCI/interrupt framework.
mvmeppc: Convert to generic powerpc clock.c/PCI/interrupt framework.
powerpc: Add shared PReP memory maps. [garbled 20071017]
sandpoint: DHCP/NFS bootloader. [nisimura 20071017]
macppc: Convert to generic powerpc bus_dma. [matt 20071017]
macppc: Convert to generic powerpc bus_space. [garbled 20071017]
powerpc: Generic powerpc OpenFirmware code. [garbled 20071017]
ofppc: Completely rewrite ofppc port from scratch. [garbled 20071017]
bebox: Convert to generic powerpc PCI/ISA framework. [ober 20071017]
macppc: Use genfb(4) as the default framebuffer instead of ofb.
macppc: Switch to new ADB subsystem. [macallan 20071017]
macppc: Add support for bus speed control found in some Intrepid-based
*Books like the 800MHz iBook G4. [macallan 20071017]
powerpc: New generic powerpc IPI framework. [garbled 20071017]
macppc: Convert to generic powerpc IPI framework. [garbled 20071017]
powerpc: New generic powerpc SMP support framework. [garbled 20071017]
macppc: Convert to generic powerpc SMP framework. [macallan 20071017]
prep: Convert to generic powerpc IPI/SMP framework. [garbled 20071017]
ofppc: New ofwpci configuration methods, add rtas device.
shark: Removed pccons(4), obsoleted by wscons(4). [jmmv 20071028]
coretemp(4): Driver for Intel Core's on-die thermal sensor,
available on Core or newer CPUs. Ported from FreeBSD.
i386, amd64: Added support for Intel 82G965 chipset. [jnemeth 20071030]
ofppc: Stop using ofbus driver, rewrite console code [garbled 20071104]
ofppc, macppc: Convert to shared ofw_autoconf. [garbled 20071107]
nsclpcsio(4): Added support for the VLM logical device. This provides
14 voltage sensors in addition to the previous 3 temperature
sensors provided in the TMS logical device. From OpenBSD.
btkey(1): A new utility to manage Bluetooth link keys in OS and
and device storage. [plunky 20071109]
putter(9): A Pass-to-Userspace Transporter, a generic request-response
handler for kernel-attached userspace daemons (e.g. puffs(4)).
pad(4): Added the pseudo-audio device driver, for feeding back raw
PCM data to userland. [jmcneill 20071111]
r128fb(4): New accelerated console driver for ATI Rage 128 graphics
controllers. [macallan 20071111]
atf(7): Initial import of the Automated Testing Framework, version 0.3.
Provides a framework to easily define and run test cases for
the NetBSD operating system. Work until 0.1 sponsored by
Google Summer of Code 2007 and mentored by martin.
sysinst: Add support to install the new tests.tgz set.
tests: Converted the regress/bin tree to use ATF and migrated it
to tests/util. [jmmv 20071112]
tests: Converted the regress/sys/fs/tmpfs tree to use ATF and
migrated it to tests/fs/tmpfs. [jmmv 20071112]
tests: Converted the regress/games tree to use ATF and migrated it
to tests/games. [jmmv 20071112]
ahcisata(4): Add support for ATAPI devices. [bouyer 20071112]
newfs_ext2fs(8): Add a native newfs_ext2fs(8) command.
Closes PR bin/16175. [tsutsui 20071117]
i386, amd64: Add support for /boot.cfg to configure the bootloader.
This includes optionally displaying menus, altering banner
text and changing options such as timeouts and console device
which previously required use of installboot.
pud(4): Add a driver via which it is possible to implement
block and character devices in userspace. [pooka 20071120]
xen: Added support for amd64 architecture, both as dom0 and domU.
i386: Create a boot.cfg on the install CD to allow the end-user to
select either the standard or non-ACPI kernel easily.
libsa: Add ext2fs support. [tsutsui 20071201]
bcsp(4): Add support for BlueCore Serial Protocol. [kiyohara 20071202]
toolchain: Install the linker scripts on amd64, which allows to
link x86 32bits objects using the native ld(1).
arcmsr(4): Areca Technology Corporation SATA RAID controller driver,
ported from OpenBSD. [xtraeme 20071204]
fxp(4): Fix some TX timeout and RX pool corruption problems.
Mostly from OpenBSD. [tsutsui 20071208]
ofppc: Convert to shared powerpc major numbers. [garbled 20071210]
ofppc: Added support for the bplan/Genesi Pegasos II. [garbled 20071210]
sandpoint: Convert to shared powerpc major numbers. [nisimura 20071211]
macppc: Convert to shared powerpc major numbers. [macallan 20071211]
acpi(4): Updated ACPI-CA to 20070320. [jmcneill 20071211]
kernel: Added a new power management framework, see pmf(9) for details.
ifconfig(8): Add 'list scan' to ifconfig, which list access point in
the neighbourhood. [adegroot 20071216]
MAKEDEV(8): Use pax(1) in preference to mknod(8) to create device
nodes more efficiently; use mount_tmpfs(8) in preference to
mount_mfs(8) when creating a memory file system. [apb 20071215]
nfe(4): Handle a quirk of newer MCP6x chips on reading MAC address.
rs6000: New port of NetBSD to the MCA based IBM RS/6000 7006-41T.
openssh: Import 4.7. [christos 20071217]
i386, amd64: Add support for ACPI S3 (suspend-to-RAM) on MP systems.
sparc64: Add support for Sun PGX32 / TechSource Raptor GFX 8P to
genfb ( mostly workarounds for firmware bugs ), also build
XFree86's glint driver for accelerated X. [macallan 20071219]
newsyslog(8): newsyslog.conf flag 'J' will bzip2 logfiles.
thinkpad(4): Add driver for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad hotkeys and
brightness controls. [jmcneill 20071221]
kernel: Address Space Layout Randomization support in the kernel and
dynamic linker, see security(8). [elad,christos 20071226]
msdosfs: Significantly improved writing speed (up to 16x faster).
itesio(4): Added support for the Watchdog Timer. [xtraeme 20071229]
usermode: Add port of the NetBSD kernel to userspace.
hp700: Kernels are now compiled with -O2. [skrll 20071230]
compat_hpux: Removed. [ad 20071231]
systrace(1): Removed. [ad 20071231]
tprof: Add tprof, a simple performance monitor based profiler,
inspired from linux oprofile. it's still very experimental.
bioctl(8): Rewritten to handle new features like creating/removing
hot-spare, pass-through disks and RAID volumes, start/stop
consistency checks in volumes and others. [xtraeme 20080102]
arcmsr(4): Added support to create/remove hot-spare, pass-through
disks and RAID volumes, start/stop consistency checks
in volumes as well as showing information about physical
disks (even if they are marked as hot-spare, pass-through
or unused). [xtraeme 20080102]
ofppc: Support intallation and RAID bootable root. [mrg 20080102]
gem(4): Add support for Sun SX fibre cards. [jdc 20080105]
kernel: All platforms have been converted to use generic todr(9).
ulpt(4): Implement non-blocking read. [gdt 20080108]
gcscpcib(4): Added driver for the AMD CS5535 and CS5536 Companion
Device with support for Timecounter, Watchdog Timer and
GPIO. Adapted from OpenBSD by Yojiro UO. [xtraeme 20080109]
pc532: Port deleted. [simonb 20080109]
ofppc: Fix ofwboot to work on an IBM CHRP-based RS/6000.
i386: Add sparse kernel core dumps (minidumps) for this platform
using a backwards-compatible on-disk core format. Not
turned on by default yet. Similar to FreeBSD minidumps but
simpler in implementation. Implementation by Jed Davis and
Devon O'Dell, contributed to NetBSD by Coyote Point Systems.
hppa: Added gdb(1) support. [skrll 20080110]
auvia(4): Make this work on big endian machines. [tsutsui 20080114]
kernel: Implementation of processor-sets and affinity. [rmind 20080115]
libpthread: POSIX real-time extensions. [rmind 20080115]
schedctl(8): A new program to control scheduling of processes and
threads. [rmind 20080115]
kernel: Added a new framework for kernel modules, enabled through the
MODULAR kernel option and used through the modctl(2) system
call. [ad 20080116]
modules: Added new versions of modload(8), modstat(8) and modunload(8)
that use modctl(2). Not built by default. [ad 20080116]
bktr(4): Added amd64 support. [jmcneill 20080116]
ofppc: Add support for the IBM 7044-270. [garbled 20080117]
fdisk(8): Fix possible division by zero errors. [tsutsui 20080120]
kernel: All platforms have been converted to use timecounter(9).
usb(4): Add uhmodem(4) driver for Huawei E220 wireless modem.
compat_linux32: Add ossaudio(3) support. [jmcneill 20080121]
xen: Added support for the i386 PAE extention to Xen3 domU
uhub(4): The device attachment function has been optimized to
improve system startup time. [jmcneill 20080124]
kernel: The interface for IP checksumming was changed to reduce
duplication and more general use. [joerg 20080125]
hostapd(8), wpa_supplicant(8): Upgrade to 0.6.2 [christos 20080126]
nfe(4): Wakeup some newer chips from powerdown mode.
From FreeBSD/Linux driver via OpenBSD. [tsutsui 20080126]
sgimips: Enable bootinfo passed from bootloader so that now kernel
symbol table and ksyms(4) are usable. [tsutsui 20080126]
hpcmips: Fix silent hangup problem on TX3922 machines.
From Risto Sainio. [tsutsui 20080126]
openpam(3): upgrade to 20071221 [christos 20080126]
azalia(4): Analog Devices AD1984 codec support has been improved
to support headphones and 4 channel playback, and now
exposes an outputs.master mixer control that mirrors the
inputs.dac mixer control to make libossaudio happy.
arc: Add sysinst support. [tsutsui 20080202]
cobalt: Add sysinst support. [tsutsui 20080202]
gcc(1): Updated to version 4.1.3-20080202. [mrg 20080202]
atf(7): Import 0.4. [jmmv 20080204]
sgimips: Add hardware acceleration for crmfb [macallan 20080205]
modules: Added the MKMODULAR option to the build system to easily
enable the build of the new kernel modules framework.
iwn(4): Added a driver for the Intel Pro/Wireless Lan 4965AGN
Mini-PCI Adapter, ported from OpenBSD. [ober 20080209]
ofppc: Add support for the 7046-B50. [garbled 2008-02-13]
powerpc: Add tuned assembler from IBM for memcpy(3), memmove(3) and
memcmp(3). [garbled 20080221]
puc(4): Add support for I-O DATA RSA-PCI 2 port serial board.
monop(6): Save and restore format changed; compatibility with old
save files broken, but they were not usable anyway.
mfi(4): Added support for LSI SAS1078 and Dell PERC 6, from OpenBSD.
cobalt: Add netboot support for 21041 on Qube 2700. [tsutsui 20080301]
cobalt: Print startup and shutdown messages on LCD panel.
sparc64: SMP support now works on some models. [nakayama 20080314]
cobalt: Add bootloader support for optional Z85C30 serial on Qube 2700.
re(4): Make hardware vlan(4) tag insertion/extraction work properly.
cobalt: Fix a botched spl(9) bug which could cause network freeze
on traffic between two network interfaces. [tsutsui 20080318]
bzip2(1): Upgrade to 1.0.5 [christos 20080318]