FreeBSD 9.3-BETA3

Another week and another beta release in FreeBSD‘s legacy branch: “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. 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….” Here is the full release announcement. Download: FreeBSD-9.3-BETA3-amd64-dvd1.iso (1,712MB, SHA256), FreeBSD-9.3-BETA3-i386-dvd1.iso (1,576MB, SHA256).

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