[talk] new ARM board running FreeBSD

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Wed Jun 1 15:08:41 EDT 2016

On Jun 1, 2016, at 5:08 AM, Sujit K M <kmsujit at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Jim Thompson <jim at netgate.com> wrote:
>> I know that talk@ loves ARM boards running BSD.
>> At Netgate we’ve been playing around with ARM for a while, and we have a new board to tell you about.
>> uFW (microFirewall) is a lot like a Beaglebone Black, but with two 1Gbps Ethernet interfaces.
> Really nice to know. What interest me is that whether you have built a
> custom kernel or some patches.
> I would love to see the patches you might have applied to HEAD.

Yeah, it will be interesting to see if this makes it to OPNsense, I would imagine they’d have interest in ARM as well.

What’s the price point on this device going to be?


>> We booted FreeBSD -CURRENT on the board earlier tonight.  Links to a gist of the bootlog and a photo are in:
>>        https://twitter.com/gonzopancho/status/737874921435594753
> The boot log seems really impressive if its only an custom build only
> with no patches, my favourite DHCP seems
> to be working.
> Another thing I would like to point out is Beagleone is that once I
> was using Linux, there is some thing known as
> Cyclic test which lets one test the RT Linux Kernel. I don't thing
> there is something similar to that or I am ignorant.
> But would love to see that in FreeBSD.
>> pfSense for this platform is under active development.
>> Cheers,
>> Jim
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