OpenBSD 7.1 Released: Improving Support for Apple Silicon

OpenBSD 7.1 was officially released today. One of the highlights of the new release is improved support for Apple Silicon (the Apple M1 chip). In OpenBSD 7.1, Apple Silicon support is now considered "universally available", with support for keyboard/touchpad for M1 devices, the addition of a power management controller driver, I2C and SPI controller drivers, and various other drivers that support Apple Silicon hardware. drivers, I2C and SPI controller drivers, and various other drivers supporting Apple Silicon hardware.

OpenBSD 7.1 is also optimized for 64-bit ARM (ARM64) and RISC-V architectures. openBSD 7.1 also brings improvements to the SMP kernel, support for shared anonymous memory futexes, and much more.

On the graphics side, the Linux DRM code has been updated based on the status in Linux 5.15.26, as well as Intel Elkhart Lake / Jasper Lake / Rocket Lake support is now enabled. On the AMD side, Van Gogh APUs, Rembrandt / Yellow Carp APUs and Navi 22/23/24 GPUs are now supported. graphics driver support in the BSD OS remains largely a port of existing open source Linux graphics driver code.

OpenBSD 7.1 features available support for Apple Silicon and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics, as well as other hardware improvements. openBSD 7.1 also includes improvements to VMM, libc parser support for DNSSEC, various other Intel Jasper Lake and Tiger Lake hardware support improvements, and IGC is now consolidated as a driver for Intel's 2.5Gb Ethernet controllers.


Author: King
Copyright: AppSofter.COM

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