FreeBSD 9.3-BETA3 now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe third and last build of the FreeNAS 9.3-BETA cycle has just been released.

The third BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
sparc64 architectures.

This is expected to be the final -BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE cycle.

ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

Changes between 9.3-BETA2 and 9.3-BETA3 include:

  • A new ttys(5) flag, onifconsole, has been added, which activates
    ttyu0 if the device is an active kernel console.
  • The NFSv4 server now allows creating a hard link to a symbolic
    link, as was allowed in NFSv3.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to 0.9.8za.
  • A deadlock caused by incorrect reference counts has been fixed in
    the usb(4) driver.
  • The arc4random(3) library has been updated to match that in
    FreeBSD-CURRENT.
  • The amount of data collected by hwpmc(4) has been increased to
    work with modern processors and available RAM.
  • A new pmcstat(8) flag, ‘-l’, has been added, which ends event
    collection after the specified number of seconds.

For the full release notes, head on over to the following link: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-June/078959.html

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