In our seemingly never-ending quest to get 9.2.1 polished up just right, we have found it necessary to create yet another point release! 184.108.40.206-RC is now up on http://download.freenas.org – please come and get it!
This release candidate point release for 9.2.1 fixes even more issues found in 220.127.116.11 in CIFS, NFS locking, the new .system dataset, ACLs, migration during upgrades, serial consoles, and a few smaller things. A list of all bugs fixed in 18.104.22.168-RC can be found here.
From a high level, these are the most significant changes:
Samba (SMB/CIFS support) upgraded to version 4.1.5
Linux Jails now work with UFS
NFS lockd now starts properly at boot time
Serial console misconfiguration is now harder to do.
Logging to the .system dataset is now optional and configurable (and many migration problems with the system dataset and older-style .samba4 datasets have been fixed).
Otherwise, the 22.214.171.124 ReleaseNotes apply so I won’t repeat them all here!
We’d like to push 126.96.36.199-RELEASE out the door in a couple of days, so the testing cycle on this RC is very short. We feel this to be reasonable because so little has changed (by design) in this point release and we’ve all been testing these changes internally quite heavily since 188.8.131.52 was released.
We’d also like to thank the community for its patience in dealing with the many issues we introduced in the name of progress (or just hadn’t been found until people really started beating on CIFS) in 9.2.1. We’ve worked very hard to nail those issues in this series of point releases and are confident that we’ve finally gotten this branch polished to a pretty high gloss (which is what you want in a NAS!). We certainly could not have done so without all of your testing and feedback over the last month, so again, thanks!
– The FreeNAS Engineering Team