FreeBSD 8.1 released

A new release of of the FreeBSD operating system is available: 8.1-RELEASE

Hot features include:

– ZFS version 14
– zfsloader (boot from ZFS disks, mirror and raidz)
– NFSv4 ACL (Access Control Lists) support in UFS a ZFS
My work on this release:
– update of ZFS to version 14 and a lot of bugfixes
– improved ZFS L2ARC, prefetch and extended statistics
– integration of the xz compressor into the base system
– support of Kerberos authentication via PAM without the need of a local user entry

FreeBSD 8.1 release announcement
FreeBSD 8.1 release notes

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