DragonFly BSD 5.2 Released with Meltdown & Spectre Mitigations, Better Graphics

The DragonFly BSD developers announced today the release and immediate availability for download of version 5.2 of their FreeBSD-based open source Unix-like operating system.

Packed with mitigations for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities unearthed earlier this year and discovered to put billions of devices at risk of attacks, DragonFly BSD 5.2 is here to make sure you’re running a secure and safe Unix-like operating system on your personal computer or server.

“Meltdown isolation and Spectre mitigation support added. Meltdown mitigation is automatically enabled for all Intel CPUs. Spectre mitigation must be enabled manually via sysctl if desired, using sysctls machdep.spectre_mitigation and machdep.meltdown_mitigation,” said the devs.

HAMMER2 improvements, IPFW updates, faster graphics acceleration

In addition to the Meltdown and Spectre mitigations, DragonFly BSD 5.2 adds significant improvements to the HAMMER2 filesystem for a per… (read more)

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