Are there any patches available for the FreeBSD kernel to support features like acpi or usb 2.0 without upgrading to a full 5.1 kernel or is it possible to use the 5.1 kernel without a full upgrade?
I'm curious if I could do something like in was doing in Linux before linux 2.6 was officially released where I had the choice to run a 2.6 test kernel or load a 2.4 kernel so I could try out some of the new features without dedicating my system to running it full time in case of any stability problems. I did have to upgrade a few core packages, but I could just upgrade each one individually, and they were all fully backward compatible and had no stability issues, by themselves. Also, are there many patches for trying out new features like improving latency on a system or trying out a new scheduler? (These are just examples I took from linux.) And lastly, is there anyway to emulate running a linux device driver or is it easy to port it to freebsd? -- I sense much NT in you. NT leads to Bluescreen. Bluescreen leads to downtime. Downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside. Powerful Unix is. Public Key: ftp://ftp.tallye.com/pub/lorenl_pubkey.asc Fingerprint: B3B9 D669 69C9 09EC 1BCD 835A FAF3 7A46 E4A3 280C
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