FreeBSD 12.0-BETA2 Now Available
gjb at freebsd.org
Sat Oct 27 17:49:16 UTC 2018
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One minor correction:
On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 05:03:48PM +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
> === SPECIAL NOTE ===
> This only affects systems that employ geli(4)-backed encrypted
> filesystems and currently running 11.x or 10.x. Upgrades from
> 12.0-BETA1, either via source-based upgrades or binary patches
> via freebsd-update(8), are unaffected.
> An issue affecting backwards compatibility with geli(4)-backed
> filesystems and an updated geli(8) binary after r332361 prevents
> mounting encrypted filesystems with an older geli(8) binary from 11.x
> and 10.x. For example, if /usr/src and /usr/obj are mount points on an
> encrypted filesystem, the geli(8) binary that exists from 11.x or 10.x
> after rebooting the system after 'installworld' will fail to attach the
This should have stated 'installkernel' instead of 'installworld.'
> encrypted filesystems when performing a source-based upgrade following
> the documented upgrade path in UPDATING.
> For binary upgrades using freebsd-update(8) from 11.x and 10.x, the
> recommended upgrade flow is to install the kernel patches, reboot,
> install the userland patches, reboot, remove old libraries after
> rebuilding third-party software. In this case, the initial reboot after
> the kernel patches are applied can cause the same scenario where the old
> geli(8) binary cannot attach the geli(4)-backed filesystem.
> A fix had been committed to head as r339804, and is expected to be
> included in BETA3. For those without remote console access and do not
> wish to upgrade via sources, it is advised to wait for BETA3 to upgrade
> from 11.x and 10.x.
> === END SPECIAL NOTE ===
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