FreeBSD 9.1 stability/robustness?

Rick Miller vmiller at
Sun Nov 4 01:56:49 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:10 AM, Rainer Duffner <rainer at> wrote:
> Am Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:14:51 -0600 (MDT)
> schrieb Brett Glass <brett at>:
>> 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? Are there issues that will have to wait
>> until 9.2-RELEASE to be fixed? Opinions welcome.
> If I'm not mistaken, the bge-stuff that makes the default NICs ins HP
> G8 servers (360+380) actually run will not make it back into 9.1.
> Intel cards work much better anyway...

I have a blog post at
which touches on this.  I heard as recently as today that the fixes
for the BCM5719 and 5720 were recently committed to -CURRENT.  It's
too late for them to be rolled into 9.1.  Not sure if they'll be
committed to to stable/8 or not, but if so they could make it into

Take care
Rick Miller

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