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FreeBSD 4.9 RC1 (i386) now available

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09-30-2003, 01:52 AM
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FreeBSD 4.9 RC1 (i386) now available

FreeBSD Release Engg. Team's Murray Stokely announces the availability of first release candidate for FreeBSD 4.9 (RC1). He says not all ftp sites have it, but it is available from ftp.freebsd.org. He is requesting everyone to download and test, including helping with finding bugs. As indicated in Release Engineering Team's testing agenda, more testing should be done with PAE systems to test device compatibility and performance. In particular, active systems with 12 gig of ram or more should be thoroughly tested to make sure the various memory allocation algorithms in the kernel still scale properly. There were reports of users running out of KVA space in -CURRENT with large memory machines.

[Read email announcement] [FreeBSD 4.9 Open Issues]

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 08:19:05 -0700
From: Murray Stokely <murray@freebsd.org>
To: stable@freebsd.org, qa@freebsd.org
Subject: FreeBSD 4.9 RC1 (i386) now available

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Not all FTP sites have the first release candidate, but it is at least
available from ftp.freebsd.org. Please download and install this
candidate and help us find bugs BEFORE we call it 4.9-RELEASE.


We are particularly interested in having people test this release
candidate on a heavily loaded system, or on large memory machines, so
that the stability of the PAE merge can be tested.

linux-netscape and acroread5 were removed from the ISO because they
won't fit. Suggestions about less popular packages to remove to save
space would be appreciated.

- Murray






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