FreeBSD 13.1-RC1 Pulls In OpenZFS 2.1, WiFi Updates

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 1 April 2022 at 05:15 AM EDT. 13 Comments
FreeBSD 13.1 continues working its way towards release later in April.

FreeBSD 13.1 Release Candidate 1 is out today as the latest weekly test build for this forthcoming BSD operating system update. Some of the changes made in the past week since the prior 13.1-BETA3 include: VFS fixes, updates to LLVM to fix building the Rust port on POWER, Linux ABI related updates and fixes, pulling in OpenZFS 2.1 from upstream, various 802.11 WiFi/wireless updates and bug fixes, and numerous ARM64 (AArch64) fixes.

For FreeBSD 13.1 they have been making strides particularly for other CPU architectures like POWER and RISC-V. Some of the overall improvements made more broadly in FreeBSD 13.1 include:

- Support for the LLVM debugger (LLDB) on FreeBSD PowerPC architecture.

- Enabling optimized Assembly code for OpenSSL on PowerPC / PowerPC64 / PowerPC64LE.

- Support for building AddressSanitizer (ASAN) and UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer (UBSAN) on RISC-V 64-bit.

- Enabling building of OpenMP libraries on RISC-V 64-bit.

- A wide variety of other PowerPC 64-bit fixes.

- Big endian support for more FreeBSD kernel device drivers.

Downloads and more details on the FreeBSD 13.1-RC1 changes can be found via the mailing list announcement.
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