FreeBSD 9.1 stability/robustness?

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Sat Nov 3 05:49:03 UTC 2012

On 02/11/2012 15:57, Doug Hardie wrote:
> On 1 November 2012, at 19:14, Brett Glass wrote:
>> I need to build up a few servers and routers, and am wondering how
>> FreeBSD 9.1 is shaping up. Will it be likely to be more stable and
>> robust than 9.0-RELEASE?
> It appears to be for me.  I had problems with 9.0 not reading CDs and
> rebooting with no error messages frequently.  I have upgraded to
> 9.1-RC2 and it now reads CDs just fine, and has not rebooted.
> However, the uptimes with 9.0 ranged from about 2 hours to 30 days.
> I have only had 9.1-RC2 running for a couple weeks so have not
> declared victory yet.  I has been running for more than most of the
> uptimes already.

Personally I have had little issue with 9.0. I started with installing 
PC-BSD-9.0RC3 then moved to FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE

Shortly after I installed a world built with clang which found an issue 
with libthr that is fixed in 9.1

Until yesterday my only restarts have been power failure or updating 
kernel and/or kmods - I seem to have trouble manually unloading the 
nvidia kmod so end up restarting. I am fairly certain the restart I had 
yesterday is related to cuse4bsd-kmod which I have disabled for now to 
try and prove that. While I can load and use the current version the 
previous one is the only one I have been able to have activated during 

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