svn commit: r210366 - stable/8/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes

Hiroki Sato hrs at
Thu Jul 22 05:53:12 UTC 2010

Author: hrs
Date: Thu Jul 22 05:53:12 2010
New Revision: 210366

  New relnotes item:
          syscons(4) history handling improved,
          X86BIOS added on i386/amd64,
          loader(8) U-Boot storage support [powerpc],
          smu(4) thermal management and monitoring [powerpc],
          tnt4882(4) now supports TNT5004,
          acpi_video(4) LCD brightness control notify handler support,
          acpi_sony(4) now supports brightness, wired LAN power, bass gain,
          ath(4) supports AR9285,
          bge(4) ASF heartbeat sending fixed,
          vlan(4) IFCAP_VLAN_HWTSO,
          ciss(4) livelock fixed,
          find(1) -newerXB fixed,
          procstat(1) -i/-j added, and


Modified: stable/8/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml
--- stable/8/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml	Thu Jul 22 05:42:29 2010	(r210365)
+++ stable/8/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/relnotes/article.sgml	Thu Jul 22 05:53:12 2010	(r210366)
@@ -221,7 +221,7 @@
 	kernel configuration file and recompilation of the
-      <para>Two commands to enable/disable read-ahead has been added
+      <para>Two commands to enable/disable read-ahead have been added
 	to &man.fcntl.2; system call:</para>
@@ -279,6 +279,17 @@
 	process usage (<literal>%CPU</literal>) from working correctly
 	has been fixed.</para>
+      <para>The &man.syscons.4; driver has been improved.  The history
+	buffer can be fully saved/restored in the VESA mode switching
+	via a loader tunable
+	<varname><replaceable>0</replaceable>.vesa_mode</varname>.</para>
+      <para arch="amd64,i386">An x86 real mode emulator based on
+	OpenBSD's x86emu implementation has been added to improve real
+	mode BIOS call support on both &arch.i386; and &arch.amd64;.
+	The &man.atkbdc.4;, &man.dpms.4;, vesa(4), &man.vga.4; driver
+	now use this emulator and work on the both platforms.</para>
       <para>The VIMAGE &man.jail.8; virtualization container can work
 	with &man.sctp.4; now.  Note that the VIMAGE is not enabled by
 	default in <filename>GENERIC</filename> kernel.</para>
@@ -306,6 +317,9 @@
 	  default value of <varname>currdev</varname>.  This option
 	  can be set by the EFI boot manager.</para>
+	<para arch="powerpc">The &man.loader.8; program now supports
+	  U-Boot storage.</para>
         <para>A kernel environment variable
 	  <varname>vfs.root.mountfrom</varname> now supports
 	  multiple elements for root file system in a space-separated
@@ -355,6 +369,15 @@
 	  JBus to PCIe bridge (called as <quote>Fire</quote>) found in
 	  the Sun Fire V215/V245 and Sun Ultra 25/45 machines.</para>
+        <para arch="powerpc">The &man.smu.4; driver now provides
+	  thermal management and monitoring features.  This allows fan
+	  control and thermal monitoring on SMU-based Apple G5
+	  machines, as well as an &man.led.4; interface to control the
+	  sleep LED.</para>
+	<para>The &man.tnt4882.4; driver for IEEE-488 (GPIB) bus now
+	  supports National Instruments TNT5004 chip.</para>
         <para>The &man.uart.4; driver now supports NetMos NM9865
 	  family of Serial/Parallel ports.</para>
@@ -366,6 +389,13 @@
+          <para>The &; driver now supports LCD
+	    brightness control notify handler.</para>
+          <para>The &; helper driver now supports
+	    default display brightness, wired LAN power, and bass
+	    gain.</para>
           <para>The &man.agp.4; driver has been improved.  It includes
 	    a fix for aparture size calculation issue which prevents
 	    some graphics cards from working.</para>
@@ -387,13 +417,23 @@
+          <para>The &man.ath.4; driver now supports Atheros
+	    AR9285-based devices.</para>
+          <para>A bug in the &man.ath.4; driver which causes a problem
+	    of AR5416-based chipsets including AR9285 has been fixed.</para>
           <para>The &man.bge.4; driver now supports BCM5761, BCM5784, and
 	    BCM57780-based devices.</para>
           <para>The &man.bge.4; driver now supports TSO (TCP
-	    segmentation offloading) on BCM5755 or newer
+	    Segmentation Offloading) on BCM5755 or newer
+          <para>A long-standing bug in the &man.bge.4; driver which
+	    was related to ASF heartbeat sending has been
+	    fixed.</para>
           <para>A long-standing stability issue of the &man.bce.4; and
 	    &man.bge.4; driver due to a hardware bug in its DMA
 	    handling when the system has more than 4GB memory has been
@@ -539,6 +579,12 @@
         <para>The &man.vlan.4; pseudo interface has been added to
 	  <filename>GENERIC</filename> kernel.</para>
+        <para>The &man.vlan.4; pseudo interface now supports TSO (TCP
+	  Segmentation Offloading).  The capability flag is named as
+	  <varname>IFCAP_VLAN_HWTSO</varname> and it is separated from
+	  <varname>IFCAP_VLAN_HWTAGGING</varname>.  The &man.mxge.4;
+	  driver supports this feature.</para>
         <para>The &man.vlan.4; pseudo interface for IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
 	  now ignore renaming of the parent's interface name.  The
 	  configured VLAN interfaces continue to work with the new
@@ -627,6 +673,9 @@
+	<para>A livelock issue of the &man.ciss.4; driver under a high
+	  load has been fixed.</para>
         <para>A bug in the &man.fdc.4; driver which prevents the
 	  kernel module from unloading has been fixed.</para>
@@ -769,6 +818,10 @@
       <para>A bug in &man.fetch.1; utility which incorrectly evaluates
 	a variable <varname>NO_PROXY</varname> has been fixed.</para>
+      <para>A bug in &man.find.1; utility has been fixed.  An option
+	<option>-newerXB</option> was interpreted as the same as
+	<option>-newerXm</option>.</para>
       <para>A bug in the &man.fsck.ffs.8; utility which causes the
 	last cylinder group of a UFS1 file system is always reported
 	as broken even after it is fixed.</para>
@@ -806,6 +859,11 @@
       <para>The &man.ntpd.8; program no longer tries to bind to an
 	IPv6 anycast address.</para>
+      <para>The &man.procstat.1; utility now supports two new flags
+	<option>-i</option> and <option>-j</option> to display
+	information about signal disposition and pending/blocked
+	status for signals.</para>
       <para>The &man.pwait.1; utility has been added.  This is similar
 	to the Solaris utility of the same name, and waits for any
 	process to terminate.</para>
@@ -938,7 +996,7 @@
 	version 8.14.4.</para>
       <para>The timezone database has been updated to the
-	<application>tzdata2010b</application> release.</para>
+	<application>tzdata2010e</application> release.</para>
       <para role="8.0">The <application>ee</application> (easy editor) has

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