git: 8db9ef1951 - main - 13.1 relnotes: Add entries for most of the "Relnotes:" notations in log

From: Mike Karels <>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 21:38:05 UTC
The branch main has been updated by karels (src committer):


commit 8db9ef19517138c2288da5a5018755ede5c53547
Author:     Mike Karels <>
AuthorDate: 2022-04-11 14:46:35 +0000
Commit:     Mike Karels <>
CommitDate: 2022-04-12 21:37:50 +0000

    13.1 relnotes: Add entries for most of the "Relnotes:" notations in log
    Add entries suggested by most of the "Relnotes: yes" or "maybe"
    entries in the git log for releng/13.1 since the 13.0 release.
    Individual sections reviewed by mm (ZFS and libarchive), bz (iwlwifi),
    cperciva (EC2-related items).
    Reviewed by:
    Differential Revision:
 website/content/en/releases/13.1R/relnotes.adoc | 146 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 146 insertions(+)

diff --git a/website/content/en/releases/13.1R/relnotes.adoc b/website/content/en/releases/13.1R/relnotes.adoc
index 6cd545a17c..fdc4743f48 100644
--- a/website/content/en/releases/13.1R/relnotes.adoc
+++ b/website/content/en/releases/13.1R/relnotes.adoc
@@ -90,15 +90,70 @@ This section covers changes and additions to userland applications, contributed
 // A new man:rc.conf[5] variable has been added, `linux_mounts_enable`, which controls if Linux(R)-specific filesystems are mounted in [.filename]#/compat/linux# if `linux_enable` is set to `YES`. {{< revision "364883" >}} (Sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation)
+The `-i` flag is now added to man:rtsol[8] and man:rtsold[8] by default in `/etc/defaults/rc.conf`. gitref:a0fc5094bf4c[repository=src]
+(Sponsored by[])
 === Userland Application Changes
+The `-i` option has been added to man:rtsol[8] and man:rtsold[8] to disable the random delay between zero and one seconds, speeding up the boot process. gitref:8056b73ea163[repository=src]
+(Sponsored by[])
+For 64-bit architectures, the base system is now built with Position
+Independent Executable (PIE) support enabled by default.
+It may be disabled using the `WITHOUT_PIE` knob.
+A clean build is required.
 Add a new `zfskeys` man:rc[8] service script, which allows for automatic decryption of ZFS datasets encrypted with ZFS native encryption during boot.
 See the man:rc.conf[5] manual page for more information.
 gitref:33ff39796ffe[repository=src], gitref:8719e8a951b7[repository=src] (Sponsored by Modirum and Klara Inc.)
 The NVMe emulation in man:bhyve[8] has been upgraded to version 1.4 of the NVMe specification. gitref:b7a2cf0d9102[repository=src] - gitref:eae02d959363[repository=src]
+NVMe iovec construction for large IOs in man:bhyve[8] has been fixed.
+The problem was exposed by the UEFI driver included with Rocky Linux 8.4.
+Extra Alt Gr mappings for Brazillian Portuguese ABNT2 keyboards were added.
+The `chroot` facility now supports unprivileged operation, and
+the man:chroot[8] program now has a `-n` option to enable its use.
+gitref:460b4b550dc9[repository=src] (Sponsored by EPSRC)
+The CAM library has been modified to use man:realpath[3] on device names
+before parsing them, which allows tools such as man:camcontrol[8] and
+man:smartctl[8] to be friendlier when symlinks are in use.
+man:md5sum[1] and similar message-digest programs compatible with those
+on Linux were added by having the corresponding BSD programs run with the `-r`
+option if the program name ends in `sum`.
+(Sponsored by Netflix)
+man:svnlite[1] is disabled in the build by default. gitref:a4f99b3c2384[repository=src]
+man:mpsutil[8] has been extended to show adapter information and to control NCQ.
+Problems after downloading firmware to a device using man:camcontrol[8]
+were fixed by forcing a rescan of the LUN after the firmware download.
+(Sponsored by Netflix)
+A new mode has been added to the scripted partition editor for variant disk
+names in man:bsdinstall[8].
+If the disk parameter `DEFAULT` is set in place of an actual device name,
+or no disk is specified for the `PARTITIONS` parameter, the installer will
+follow the logic used in the automatic-partitioning mode, in which it
+will either provide a selection dialog for one of several disks if
+several are present or automatically select it if there is only one.
+This simplifies the creation of fully-automatic installation media for
+hardware or VMs with varying disk names. gitref:5ec4eb443e81[repository=src]
 === Contributed Software
@@ -117,11 +172,40 @@ we still allow hex numbers, prefixed with `0x`, to be parsed and
 interpreted as hex numbers, while all other awks (now including One
 True Awk) interpret them as `0`, in line with awk's historic behavior.
+`zlib` has been upgraded to version 1.2.12.
+`libarchive` has been upgraded to verion 3.6.0 with additional bug and
+security fixes from the upcoming patchlevel release.
+Release notes are available at
+The `ssh` package has been updated to OpenSSH v8.8p1, including a security
+update and bug fixes.  Other updates include these changes:
+* man:ssh[1]: When prompting whether to record a new host key, accept that key's fingerprint as a synonym for "yes."
+* man:ssh-keygen[1]: When acting as a CA and signing certificates with an RSA key, default to using the `rsa-sha2-512` signature algorithm.
+* man:ssh[1]: `UpdateHostkeys` is enabled by default, subject to some conservative preconditions.
+* man:scp[1]: The behavior of remote to remote copies (e.g. `scp host-a:/path host-b:`) has been changed to transfer through the local host by default.
+* man:scp[1] has experimental support for transfers using the SFTP protocol as a replacement for the venerable SCP/RCP protocol that it has traditionally used.
+The use of FIDO/U2F hardware authenticators has been enabled in `ssh`,
+using the new public key types `ecdsa-sk` and `ed25519-sk`, along with
+corresponding certificate types.
+FIDO/U2F support is described in
+(Sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation)
 === Runtime Libraries and API
 Add assembly optimized code for OpenSSL on powerpc, powerpc64 and powerpc64le. gitref:ce35a3bc852[repository=src]
+The detection of CPU features accelerating crypto operations for ARMv7 and
+ARM64 has been fixed, speeding up `aes-256-gcm` and `sha256` substantially.
+(Sponsored by Ampere Computing LLC and Klara Inc.)
 Enable building ASAN and UBSAN libraries on riscv64 and riscv64sf. gitref:8c56b338da7[repository=src]
 Enable building OFED libraries on riscv64 and riscv64sf. gitref:2b978245733[repository=src]
@@ -144,6 +228,11 @@ Fix running FreeBSD with HPT superpages enabled on QEMU with TCG on powerpc64(le
 Add superpages support to pmap_mincore on powerpc64(le). gitref:32b50b8520d[repository=src]
+HWCAP/HWCAP2 aux args support was added on arm64 for 32-bit ARM binaries.
+This fixes build/run of golang under `COMPAT32` emulation.
+(Sponsored by Rubicon Communications, LLC ("Netgate"))
 == Devices and Drivers
@@ -152,6 +241,12 @@ This section covers changes and additions to devices and device drivers since {r
 === Device Drivers
+The man:igc[4] driver was introduced for the Intel I225 Ethernet controller.
+This controller supports 2.5G/1G/100Mb/10Mb speeds, and allows
+tx/rx checksum offload, TSO, LRO, and multi-queue operation.
+(Sponsored by Rubicon Communications, LLC ("Netgate"))
 Fix for VGA / HDMI console with AST2500 during boot on powerpc64(le). gitref:c41d129485e[repository=src]
 Fix PCI common read/write functions on big endian targets in man:virtio[4]. gitref:7e583075a41[repository=src], gitref:8d589845881[repository=src]
@@ -160,6 +255,27 @@ Add big-endian support to man:mpr[4]. gitref:7d45bf699dc[repository=src], gitref
 Reduce max I/O size to avoid DMA issues in man:aacraid[4]. gitref:572e3575dba[repository=src]
+A bug preventing a virtual guest using man:virtio_random[8] from shutting
+down or rebooting has been fixed. gitref:fa67c45842bb[repository=src]
+The man:ice[4] driver has been updated to 1.34.2-k, adding firmware logging
+and initial DCB support.
+(Sponsored by Intel Corporation)
+The man:mgb[4] network interface driver has been added, with support for
+Microchip devices LAN7430 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller with PHY and
+LAN7431 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller with RGMII interface.
+The driver has a number of caveats and limitations, but is functional.
+(Sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation)
+Support has been added for link status, media, and VLAN MTU with the
+man:cdce[4] device. gitref:973fb85188ea[repository=src]
+The man:iwlwifi[4] driver along with a LinuxKPI 802.11 compatibility layer was added to supplement man:iwm[4] for newer Intel Wireless chipsets.
+(Sponsored by The FreeBSD Foundation)
 === Supported Platforms
@@ -173,6 +289,13 @@ This section covers changes and additions to file systems and other storage subs
 === General Storage
+=== ZFS Changes
+ZFS has been upgraded to OpenZFS release 2.1.4.
+OpenZFS release notes can be found at
 === NFS Changes
@@ -225,6 +348,29 @@ This section covers the boot loader, boot menu, and other boot-related changes.
 Fix boot1 and loader on powerpc64le. gitref:8a62b07bce7[repository=src]
+=== Other Boot Changes
+Performance improvements have been made to man:loader[8], man:nvme[4],
+man:random[4], man:rtsold[8], and x86 clock calibration, which collectively
+yield a significant speedup in system boot time.
+Configuration changes on the EC2 platform provide additional benefits,
+resulting in {releaseCurrent} booting over twice as fast as {releasePrev}.
+(Sponsored by[])
+EC2 images are now built by default to boot using UEFI instead of legacy BIOS.
+Note that UEFI is not supported by Xen-based EC2 instances or by
+"bare metal" EC2 instances. gitref:65f22ccf8247[repository=src]
+(Sponsored by[])
+Support was added for recording EC2 AMI Ids in the AWS Systems
+Manager Parameter Store.
+FreeBSD will be using the public prefix
+`/aws/service/freebsd`, resulting in parameter names which look like
+(Sponsored by[])
 == Networking