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FreeBSD 10.4-RELEASE Announcement
FreeBSD {{% param thisRelease %}}-RELEASE Announcement
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce availability of FreeBSD {{% param thisRelease %}}-RELEASE. This is the fifth release of the stable/{{% param thisBranch %}} branch, building upon the stability and reliability of {{% param lastRelease %}}-RELEASE and introducing new features.
Some of the highlights:
{{% param thisRelease %}}-RELEASE is the first FreeBSD release to feature full support for eMMC storage, including eMMC partitions, TRIM and bus speed modes up to HS400. Please note, though, that availability of especially the DDR52, HS200 and HS400 modes requires support in the actual `sdhci(4)` front-end as well as by the hardware used. Also note, that the SDHCI controller part of Intel(R) Apollo Lake chipsets is affected by several severe silicon bugs. Apparently, it depends on the particular Apollo Lake platform whether the workarounds in place so far are sufficient to avoid timeouts on attaching `sdhci(4)` there.
Also in case a GPT disk label is used, the `fsck_ffs(8)` utility now is able to find alternate superblocks.
The `aesni(4)` driver now no longer shares a single FPU context across multiple sessions in multiple threads, addressing problems seen when employing `aesni(4)` for accelerating `ipsec(4)`.
Support for the Kaby Lake generation of Intel(R) i219(4)/ i219(5) devices has been added to the `em(4)` driver.
The `em(4)` driver is now capable of enabling Wake On LAN (WOL) also for Intel(R) i217, i218 and i219 chips. Note that stale interface configurations from previous unsuccessful attempts to enable WOL for these devices now will actually take effect. For example, an `\`ifconfig em0 wol\`` activates all WOL variants including wol_mcast, which might be undesirable.
Support for WOL has been added to the `igb(4)` driver, which was not able to activate this feature on any device before. The same remark regarding stale WOL configurations as for the `em(4)` driver applies.
Userland coredumps can now trigger events such as generating a human readable crash report via `devd(8)`. This feature is off by default.
The firmware shipping with the `qlxgbe(4)` driver has been updated to version 5.4.66. Additionally, this driver has received some TSO and locking fixes, performance optimizations as well as SYSCTLs providing MAC, RX and TX statistics.
Mellanox(R) ConnectX-4 series adapters are now supported by the newly added `mlx5ib(4) driver`.
OpenSSH received an update to version 7.3p1.
GNOME has been updated to version 3.18.
Xorg-Server has been updated to version 1.18.4.
And much more...
For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the online release notes and errata list, available at:
`https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/{{% param thisRelease %}}R/relnotes/`
`https://www.FreeBSD.org/releases/{{% param thisRelease %}}R/errata/`