updating from 7.1 to 7.2 AMD64

Graeme Dargie arab at tangerine-army.co.uk
Tue May 26 08:03:08 UTC 2009

-----Original Message-----
From: Wojciech Puchar [mailto:wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl] 
Sent: 26 May 2009 02:20
To: Graeme Dargie
Cc: illoai at gmail.com; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: RE: updating from 7.1 to 7.2 AMD64

>> I am trying to update 2 7.1 systems to 7.2.
>> sun3# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.2RELEASE
> Maybe?
> Haha ... thank I knew it was something blindly obvious that I was
> missing ... there be a lesson don't try to upgrade 3 systems at once
> watch TV.

even more important - why you are upgrading at all. did you find in 7.1 
problems that you wanted to solve by moving to 7.2?

[amd64] The FreeBSD kernel virtual address space has been increased to
6GB. This allows subsystems to use larger virtual memory space than
before. For example, zfs(8) adaptive replacement cache (ARC) requires
large kernel memory space to cache file system data, so it benefits from
the increased address space. Note that the ceiling on the kernel map
size is now 60% of the size rather than an absolute quantity.

Various network interface drivers have been improved, including ae(4),
ath_hal(4), axe(4), bce(4), cxgb(4), fxp(4), igb(4), jme(4), msk(4),
mxge(4), nfe(4), re(4), rl(4), sis(4), and txp(4).

Very specifically that I was getting watchdog time outs and link status
up down up on the re nic driver, hopefully 7.2 solves this.



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