FreeBSD 12.1 Released With LLD Linker On i386 By Default, Now Shipping Libomp

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 4 November 2019 at 02:18 PM EST. Add A Comment
FreeBSD 12.1 has released on-time as the first incremental update to last year's FreeBSD 12.

Among the many changes with FreeBSD 12.1 are:

- Many security updates/fixes from kernel memory disclosures and denial of service issues to buffer overflows.

- GCC (4.2) on FreeBSD now dropped the "-Werror" by default.

- The bundled Gzip utility now supports "-l" for XZ files.

- Updates to its LLVM Clang toolchain up to version 8.0.1.

- The LLD linker is now used by default on i386.

- The libomp OpenMP library for LLVM Clang is now shipped by default!

- The amdsmn/amdtemp drivers now supports Ryzen 2 host bridges and correct thermal reporting for the Threadripper 2990WX.

- The FUSE file-system driver has new features and better performance.

More details and downloads on FreeBSD 12.1 at
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