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Offline flynhawaiian

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FreeBSD 9.0
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:13:27 pm »
I was wondering if there are any plans on using the FreeBSD 9.0 kernel, and moving away from 8.3?

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 12:41:35 pm »
FreeBSD 9.0 was intended for pfsense 2.1 but the developers say that there are so many things to change and some parts are unstable and so it will be just FreeBSD 8.3 for pfsense 2.1.

Later versions will probably have FreeBSD 9.0

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 12:46:58 pm »
It's planned for 2.2 currently

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 01:25:31 pm »
Sweet.  Thanks so much for your amazing help and work on the project!

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 02:03:56 pm »
Considering one of pfsense's main building blocks is pf, isn't it a bit disheartening that FreeBSD's pf is so far behind the latest version?

Right now FreeBSD 8.3 includes pf 4.1, which was released 5 years ago.

Even the general-purpose Mac OS X Lion (OS X 10.7) includes a newer version (pf 4.3).

Meanwhile OpenBSD will be releasing 5.1 in about a month: http://www.openbsd.org/51.html

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 03:17:53 pm »
Our pf isn't really the same as the one freebsd ships with. There are a number of extension specific to our project.

That said, the big change configuration file is a significant undertaking to get right.

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 04:02:24 pm »
Our pf isn't really the same as the one freebsd ships with. There are a number of extension specific to our project.

Are those pf extensions the ones listed at
https://github.com/bsdperimeter/pfsense-tools/tree/master/patches/RELENG_8_3
or are there more ?

TIA

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 04:08:25 pm »
those are it, some are shaper related or for layer 7 filtering, which isn't going to go into free or open anyhow.

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 09:32:39 pm »
now PF 2.1 version support SATA Disk ?

I want to buy new server.

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 11:54:25 pm »
now PF 2.1 version support SATA Disk ?

I want to buy new server.

Pfsense has "supported" sata disks for many years. And its about the hdd controllers,not the hdd's or the bustype... :)

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 06:27:15 pm »
Considering one of pfsense's main building blocks is pf, isn't it a bit disheartening that FreeBSD's pf is so far behind the latest version?

No, there isn't anything in newer versions we would benefit from that we don't already have back ported.

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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 09:49:51 am »
No, there isn't anything in newer versions we would benefit from that we don't already have back ported.

Can we take that as a confirmation that TRIM will be included then?
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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 10:00:27 am »
Considering the amount of disk space pfSense normally uses TRIM for SSDs is moot. With just writing to some RRD databases it's not going to make much difference, if at all.

TRIM is something to maintain performance if you fill the disk and delete everything. Which isn't very likely.

If it's in FreeBSD 8.3, great, otherwise I see no point in investing time to backport it.


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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 10:02:20 am »
TRIM makes a lot of sense in the context of certain packages, such as squid.
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Re: FreeBSD 9.0
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 10:19:41 am »
you do realize that squid, in combination with TRIM will wear your SSD out faster, right?