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MINIX 3.1.7 is released. Major features: userspace scheduling and a scheduling server; proper support for multiple Ethernet cards of the same type; bug fixes (such as workaround to run on recent KVM); debug features (‘verbose’ boot monitor variable, access to debug registers DR0-DR7 in kernel); boot monitor allows loading images larger than 16 MB; root partition size increased to 64 MB (and setup script can now more or less safely deal with root partitions with non-default sizes); buildsystem support for building MINIX with GCC; source tree reorganization and clean-up; new ports – Git, GCC updated to version 4.4.3; secondary FS cache layer in VM that uses all available memory, reducing I/O wait time a lot.

Major Features:

  • Userspace scheduling and a scheduling server
  • Proper support for multiple ethernet cards of the same type
  • Bugfixes (such as workaround to run on recent KVM)
  • Debug features (“verbose” boot monitor variable, access to debug registers DR0-DR7 in kernel)
  • Boot monitor allows loading images > 16 MB

  • Root partition size increased to 64MB (and setup script can now more or less safely deal with root partitions with non-default sizes)
  • Buildsystem support for building MINIX with GCC
  • Source tree reorganization/cleanup
  • New ports: Git, GCC updated to version 4.4.3
  • Secondary FS cache layer in VM that uses all available memory, reducing I/O wait time a lot
  • Support charset cp1251 and koi8-u

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