Yesterday's -STABLE kernel corrupts LAN

Chris racerx at
Sat Nov 26 21:05:08 GMT 2005

J.D. Bronson wrote:
> At 02:45 PM 11/26/2005, matt . wrote:
>> Wow I must be missing something here on a very basic, fundamental level.
>> I run FreeBSD-RELEASE on a production box.  I have my reservations but it
>> was the only release that supported my RAID controller, so I had no
>> choice
>> (or buy a $300 raid card that was supported).  Anyway it works fine so
>> far
>> (knock heavily and repeatedly on huge pieces of wood).
>> I've read the FreeBSD notes regarding the differences between STABLE,
>> CURRENT and RELEASE.  So uh, what is supposed to be run on a production
>> box?  In plain sight on the FreeBSD site it says "Latest production
>> release"
>> which is 6.0-RELEASE...are we only supposed to run RELEASE on production
>> systems or are we supposed to run STABLE?  Seems to me it's
>> counter-intuitive to call something STABLE and not have it meant for
>> production.  My head hurts.
>> matt
> I couldnt agree more with this comment. My head hurt after
> trying to figure this out as well..
> Yea. The information seems to contradict itself.
> The only thing I have been able to 100% figure out is:
> #*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6_0
> -> release branch/security fixes only
> Results in: 6.0-RELEASE
> #*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6
> -> 6.0 + changes will eventually be 6.1
> Results in: 6.0-STABLE
> It is perhaps a bit easier in OpenBSD land. -STABLE means only bugfixes
> and important patches. In FreeBSD - this seems not the case?
> -JD
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And here once again, the website tells us:

Good Lord, it's a wunnerful thing to read.

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