FreeBSD Developer: Zbigniew Bodek, Semihalf

The ARM architecture is expanding into higher-end server computing markets, and supporting sophisticated features of the platform is key to FreeBSD’s success in these new areas. This project added superpage support for increased performance on large-memory workloads.

This work is specifically targeted at the ARMv7 architecture, while maintaining compatibility with ARMv6. The project is jointly funded by the FreeBSD Foundation and Semihalf.

This project was completed in September 2013 and released in FreeBSD 10.0.