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Old 12-01-2018, 04:25 AM   #1
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Post FreeBSD 12 - Anyone tried installing RC releases. Your views on the impending release?


FreeBSD 12.0 is nearing release as stable. It can happen in this month (December 2018), if all goes well. Has anyone tried FreeBSD 12-RC on bare metal install or as a guesr OS in virtualization software? What new changes excites you.


Also, Did you try ZFS or UFS2 filesystem and reason.


https://www.freebsd.org/releases/12.0R/schedule.html
 
Old 12-02-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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I usually use ZFS on servers and UFS2 on laptops (because laptops rarely have enough resources to handle ZFS's relevant features). The most interesting new features of FreeBSD 12 would probably be the introduction of bectl which seems to be a NIH implementation of Solaris's beadm (for controlling boot environments) and, uhm... that's it, mostly.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:35 AM   #3
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@YesItsMe :
With UFS2, there is some option to enable journal? Have you tried that? My doubt is, in case of a power outage or any random cause, how well can UFS2 stand? I know you've to do fsck. Is the fsck comparable to that we run on ext4?

Do you think ZFS on non-ECC DDR3 6GB RAM desktop will work or rather a headache.
 
Old 12-03-2018, 10:40 AM   #4
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in case of a power outage or any random cause, how well can UFS2 stand?
Reasonably well.

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I know you've to do fsck. Is the fsck comparable to that we run on ext4?
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Do you think ZFS on non-ECC DDR3 6GB RAM desktop will work or rather a headache.
It would work, just like DragonFly BSD's HAMMER would work or Linux's btrfs - limited by its lack of reliability - would work.
Or flying a plane to get your groceries...

You probably won't need the additional features which impose a relatively severe overhead.
 
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Reasonably well.



Yup.



It would work, just like DragonFly BSD's HAMMER would work or Linux's btrfs - limited by its lack of reliability - would work.
Or flying a plane to get your groceries...

You probably won't need the additional features which impose a relatively severe overhead.
Thank you. very helpful.


If formatting of partition and filling /tmp/bsdinstall_etc/fstab with the partition, swap details is enough for continuing installation using "bsdinstall" OR shall we go for a complete manual installation, when you are dual/triple booting with other operating systems. BTW, I've Devuan Linux with rEFIt as the boot manager in this UEFI mode installation.
 
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By default SU+J (journaling) is enabled in UFS2. Do you recommend to disable Soft update and enable geom gjournal or both (su+j and gjournal enabled).
 
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I can't give you recommendations for your personal situation.
 
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I can't give you recommendations for your personal situation.
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