domU SMP support complete

February 25, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The NetBSD fundation started the Xen MP project 8 month ago; the goal was to add SMP support to NetBSD/Xen domU kernels. This project has officially completed, and after a few bug fixes in the pmap(9) code it is now considered stable on both i386 and amd64. NetBSD 6.0 will ship with option MULTIPROCESSOR enabled by default for Xen domU kernels. [0 comments]


NetBSD 5.1.2 released

February 11, 2012 posted by Soren Jacobsen

On behalf of the NetBSD developers, I am pleased to announce that NetBSD 5.1.2 is now available for download. NetBSD 5.1.2 is the second critical/security update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed critical for security or stability reasons. All users are encouraged to upgrade.

For full details, please see the 5.1.2 release notes.

To download 5.1.2, see

NetBSD 5.1.2 is dedicated to the memory of Yoshihiro Masuda, who passed away in May 2011. He was a spiritual pillar of the BSD community in Japan. Through an impressive number of books and articles on BSD, he gave courage to BSD developers. We remember his passion and deep love for BSD.



Announcing NetBSD Hackathon - February 10th to 12th, 2012

February 03, 2012 posted by Matthias Scheler

The 16th NetBSD hackathon will be run from February 10th to February 12th. Our goal is fixing all the bugs that need fixing to get NetBSD-current ready for the creation of the NetBSD 6.0 release branch.

Everybody that has an interest in NetBSD, from developers, documentation writers, translators, to advanced users are invited to attend. To make sure that NetBSD users get the best possible experience of the new release we would like to fix as many bugs as possible. For a list of bugs and more information look at the Wiki Page please.

If you are able to help us fixing these bugs by supplying patches or testing fixes please consider to participate. We are also in need of people to supply documentation fixes, preferably in the form of patches. Release notes and/or manual pages!

Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode ( Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to be done.



Meet us at FOSDEM 2012

February 03, 2012 posted by Marc Balmer

This weekend (Feb. 4 - 5) FOSDEM, The Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting will be held at the university of Brussels and NetBSD will be present with a booth and there will be NetBSD related talks and presentations in the BSD devroom on sunday.

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SL-C7x0/860 support

January 29, 2012 posted by Blog Import

PXA25x based Zaurus SL-C700/750/760/860 support, ported by TOYOKURA Atsushi, has been committed. [0 comments]


G-REX busboards support

January 19, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The p5pb(4) driver now includes experimental support for DCE Computer G-REX 1200 and G-REX 4000 PCI bridges. [0 comments]


zboot improvement

January 18, 2012 posted by Blog Import

zboot loader now can load a NetBSD kernel from Linux local file system. [0 comments]


Another NAS family supported

January 14, 2012 posted by Blog Import

Netronix NH-230/231 and compatible NAS systems (e.g. Allnet 6250/6260) are completely supported now. [0 comments]


XM6i ver 0.33

December 30, 2011 posted by Blog Import

XM6i version 0.33 has been released. Improved scheduler, rendering, and MPU performance. [0 comments]


New NAS supported

December 28, 2011 posted by Blog Import

The Iomega StorCenter G2 is supported. [0 comments]


Running NetBSD on the LG-N2R1D NAS-family

December 15, 2011 posted by Reinoud Zandijk

Article about installing NetBSD on a small nas device LG NAS-N2R1D. This requires some soldering and other black magic but otherwise pretty good example of NetBSD portability.

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XM6i ver 0.32

December 05, 2011 posted by Blog Import

XM6i version 0.32, including NetBSD/i386 5.1, Windows, and Mac OS X 10.6 binaries, has been released. NE2000 emulation has been added to NetBSD/i386 binary. [0 comments]