Monday, September 30, 2013

FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE Now Available

FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE Now Available

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE.  This is the second release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.1 and introduces some new features.  Some of the highlights:

  • The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.
  • The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.
  • The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.
  • DTrace hooks have been enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel.
  • DTrace has been updated to version 1.9.0.
  • Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.7.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.2p2.
  • Import unmapped I/O support from head/.

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
online release notes and errata list, available at:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities,
please see:


FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc,
powerpc64, and sparc64 architectures.

MD5 and SHA256 hashes for the release ISO and memory stick images are
included in the original announcement email.

At the time of this announcement the following FTP sites have
FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE available.

However before trying these sites please check your regional mirror(s)
first by going to:


Any additional mirror sites will be labeled ftp2, ftp3 and so on.

More information about FreeBSD mirror sites can be found at:

For instructions on installing FreeBSD or updating an existing machine to
9.2-RELEASE please see:


FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE will be supported until 2014-09-30.
The End-of-Life dates can be found at:

 Other Projects Based on FreeBSD

There are many "third party" Projects based on FreeBSD.  The Projects
range from re-packaging FreeBSD into a more "novice friendly" distribution
to making FreeBSD available on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure.  For more
information about these Third Party Projects see:


Many companies donated equipment, network access, or man-hours to
support the release engineering activities for FreeBSD 9.2 including
The FreeBSD Foundation, Yahoo!, NetApp, Internet Systems Consortium,
Sentex Communications, New York Internet, Juniper Networks, and

The release engineering team for 9.2-RELEASE includes:
  • Ken Smith - Release Engineering Lead
  • Marcus von Appen - Release Engineering
  • Glen Barber - Release Engineering, 9.2-RELEASE Release Engineer
  • Konstantin Belousov - Release Engineering
  • Joel Dahl - Release Engineering
  • Marc Fonvieille - Release Engineering, Documentation
  • Steven Kreuzer - Release Engineering
  • Erwin Lansing - Package Building
  • Xin Li - Release Engineering, Security
  • Simon L. B. Nielsen - Security Officer Emeritus
  • Josh Paetzel - Release Engineering
  • Colin Percival - Security Officer Emeritus
  • Craig Rodrigues - Release Engineering
  • Hiroki Sato - Release Engineering, Documentation
  • Gleb Smirnoff - Release Engineering
  • Dag-Erling Smørgrav - Security Officer
  • Marius Strobl - Release Engineering
  • Robert Watson - Release Engineering, Security


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