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Re: NetBSD 8.0 Release Candidate 2 available

Excerpts from Martin Husemann on netbsd-announce:

> On behalf of the NetBSD project, it is my pleasure to announce the second
> (and hopefully last) release candidate of NetBSD 8.0.


> Many changes have been made since 7.0.  Here are a few highlights:


 - On i386/amd64 cpus:
    Meltdown mitigation: SVS (separate virtual address spaces)
    Spectre mitigation (support in gcc, used by default for kernels)
    SMAP support
    (U)EFI bootloader

Where is the UEFI bootloader in i386?  I don't see anything EFI-related in /usr/mdec (this if for NetBSD 8.99.17)

But /usr/mdec for amd64 includes

-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  213764 May 25 14:55 /media/zip1/usr/mdec/bootia32.efi
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  203783 May 25 14:55 /media/zip1/usr/mdec/bootx64.efi

That is for NetBSD 8.99.18

Here /media/zip1 is my mount point.

I'd like to see how UEFI boot compares to legacy BIOS-type boot for both NetBSD and FreeBSD.


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