FreeBSD9 and the sheer number of problem reports

Petro Rossini petro.rossini at
Fri Feb 24 02:17:33 UTC 2012

Hi Damien,

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Damien Fleuriot <ml at> wrote:
> I'm writing this in light of the *many* problem reports I see on the
> lists with 9.0-RELEASE.
> I'm getting extremely worried here.
> ..
> See, we use FreeBSD at work for our firewall boxes, running:
> ..
> These boxes serve as frontend firewalls for all our projects/products,
> including a few high traffic ones.

Hi Damien,

I guess you wouldn't roll out a new release on all FreeBSD servers in one go.

For most environments there is room to staging it, from test and
developer boxes upwards to production.

At the moment I am running FreeBSD 9 on some developer boxes, Nagios
monitoring and others.

It works without problems even if I am using VIMAGE which is still an
experimental feature.

Sooner or later I will install it on other more relevant production machines.

Don't worry, it isn't that bad;-)

If I can have one wish from the engineering team: please keep the
schedule up to date. isn't showing the
release yet, was also quite

Maybe one web page is enough..


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