The FreeBSD Project officially announced the availability of FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE. New features include the following:

  • New Intel GPU driver with GEM/KMS support
  • netmap(4) fast userspace packet I/O framework
  • ZFS improvements from illumos project
  • CAM Target Layer, a disk and processor device emulation subsystem
  • Optional new C++11 stack including LLVM libc++ and libcxxrt
  • Jail devfs, nullfs, zfs mounting and configuration file support
  • POSIX2008 extended locale support including compatibility with Darwin extensions
  • oce(4) driver for Emulex OneConnect 10Gbit Ethernet card
  • sfxge(4) driver for 10Gb Ethernet adapters based on Solarflare SFC9000 controller
  • Xen Paravirtualized Backend Ethernet Driver (netback) improvement
  • hpt27xx(4) driver for HighPoint RocketRAID 27xx-based SAS 6Gb/s HBA
  • GEOM multipath class improvement
  • GEOM raid class is enabled by default supporting software RAID by deprecated ataraid(8)
  • kernel support for the AVX FPU extension
  • Numerous improvements in IPv6 hardware offload support


Any new VPS or Dedicated Server can have 9.1-RELEASE installed on it.

We recommend that any current customers that wish to upgrade use freebsd-update unless you have compiled FreeBSD from source. Please follow the normal upgrade procedures recommended here:

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