Try FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE now!
FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE has just been tagged! It has not yet been officially announced, but if you can’t wait for that you can try FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE now!
To update your source with subversion:
# mv /usr/src /usr/src.old # svn co svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/release/9.1.0 /usr/src
To build and install 9.1-RELEASE:
# mergemaster -p # cd /usr/src # make buildworld # make buildkernel # make installkernel # reboot # cd /usr/src # make installworld # mergemaster -iU # reboot
Shortly we will see the official builds available on the FTP servers, binary patches for freebsd-update, and an announcement on freebsd.org. Just in time for Xmas!
Here are some of the changes listed in UPDATING since 9.0-RELEASE
20121205: 9.1-RELEASE. 20120727: The sparc64 ZFS loader has been changed to no longer try to auto- detect ZFS providers based on diskN aliases but now requires these to be explicitly listed in the OFW boot-device environment variable. 20120422: Now unix domain sockets behave "as expected" on nullfs(5). Previously nullfs(5) did not pass through all behaviours to the underlying layer, as a result if we bound to a socket on the lower layer we could connect only to the lower path; if we bound to the upper layer we could connect only to the upper path. The new behavior is one can connect to both the lower and the upper paths regardless what layer path one binds to. 20120109: The acpi_wmi(4) status device /dev/wmistat has been renamed to /dev/wmistat0. 20120106: A new VOP_ADVISE() was added to support posix_fadvise(2). All filesystem modules must be recompiled. 20120106: The interface of the VOP_VPTOCNP(9) changed, now the returned vnode shall be referenced, previously it was required to be only held. All in-tree filesystems are converted.