FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 available

Scott Long scottl at
Tue May 2 20:46:12 UTC 2006


I'm foregoing the formal pretty announcement for 6.1-RC2 because the
message needs to get out and I don't have an hour to spend on making it
look nice.

FreeBSD 6.1-RC2 is available for download.  This is the last RC before
the release.  Please test it to make sure that there have been no
regressions since the last RC, and to make sure that it there are no
new problems with installation.  Other than a few cosmetic tweaks,
there will be no more changes before 6.1.

The list of known issues:

- Using UFS snapshots and quotas at the same time can cause system
lockups.  There is no work-around available at this time, so please
avoid this configuration.  This will be fixed in a future release.

- Under rare and heavily loaded circumstances, there is a possibility
to leak pty's.  This can result in not being able to long into the
system.  The cause of this is not well understood, and it appears to
be very difficult to trigger it.

- DEVFS is known to have several problems with multiple processes
doing directory listings at the same time, as well as with unmounting
DEVFS directories at the same time.  There is no known work-around
for this at this time.  This will be fixed in a future release.

- A number of improvements and fixes for various drivers have come
in at the last minute that still require much more testing and
validation.  This includes the 'if_nve' and 'if_bge' drivers in
particular.  These updates will be included in future releases.

MD5 (6.1-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 93abe294e7678e00b7391f47a01074fe
MD5 (6.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = c1b718b6752f0e48edb8b822ee9b0dc8
MD5 (6.1-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = 4a67ae8ed7a7852e08442205d6a5cd7c
MD5 (6.1-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = b56aac9ca1a868daaf5673cd21bf78f5
MD5 (6.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 12521c3f9d40f637e4cdb40ea398d072
MD5 (6.1-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 53615f19889fe85c41e2bcea0b2be525
MD5 (6.1-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 481e6f1899c0ba632272e7853b8ef59e
MD5 (6.1-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = f4601bb9089af1bcde5b751f5762f35a
MD5 (6.1-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = b44d5a0538b784cbb5de0a8ec23e4256
MD5 (6.1-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 0fe8b66a80edaa50ac353d5471930035
MD5 (6.1-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 773a64a475596d586d0a1573d88310cc

SHA256 (6.1-RC1-amd64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC1-amd64-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC1-amd64-disc2.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC1-i386-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC1-i386-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC1-i386-disc2.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC2-ia64-bootonly.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC2-ia64-disc1.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC2-ia64-disc2.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC2-ia64-livefs.iso) = 
SHA256 (6.1-RC2-pc98-disc1.iso) = 

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