FreeBSD 7.2 Release process starting...

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Mar 18 04:38:11 PDT 2009

On Wed, 18 Mar 2009, kama wrote:

>> Since it's often the case that developers process quite a few outstanding 
>> MFCs during the last couple days before a code freeze starts I have changed 
>> RELENG_7 to say it is 7.2-PRERELEASE now as a bit of a heads-up that the 
>> release cycle is imminent.  You might need to be a tiny bit more careful 
>> using RELENG_7 right now because the odds of you getting a snapshot of the 
>> tree taken part way through someone doing something that required multiple 
>> commits goes up during this phase of a release.
> Is it possible to get back the todo page during this release phase?

One of the most important things for us to keep an eye on in this release is 
that the boot loader now works on a number of pieces of hardware on which it 
reressed for 6.4/7.1.  If it proves successful, we'll likely also do errata 
notes and roll new ISOs for 6.4.

Since superpage support was MFC'd, keeping an eye out for new VM problems is 

A number of audit-related changes have been merged improving support for audit 
pipes, so extra testing of that functionality would be welcome.

It would probably be worth skimming svn logs for stable/7 to see what other 
testing focuses would be particularly useful.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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