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OmniOS r151022

LTS Release, May 12, 2017

illumos-omnios branch r151022 at

uname -a shows omnios-r151022-f9693432c2

r151022 release repository:

New features since r151014

System features

  1. GRUB replaced by Loader
  2. New Kayak-based ISO/USB installer
  3. LX Zones
  4. Python 2.7
  5. Changes in how linked-image zones behave
  6. Perl 5.24.1
  7. SunSSH replaced with OpenSSH
  8. Vim 8
  9. The in-kernel SMB server now supports SMB2
  10. A new /dev/full soft device. See full(7D)
  11. SMAP and SMEP use on applicable CPUs
  12. ASLR now implemented (but must be enabled)
  13. Improved decoding of NFSv4 packets and RARP filters in snoop(1M)
  14. Backspace now performs a delete on the cam!^H!^Honsole
  15. kstat(1M) now outputs valid JSON with -j
  16. The c0 controller instance for disks is now reserved for exclusive use by multipath
  17. The default number of threads for nfsd and lockd has been increased to 1024 and 256 respectively
  18. mkfs_pcfs(1M) is now aware of GPT-formatted drives
  19. “Last login” hostnames can now be and display longer (including IPv6 addresses)
  20. The default /etc/inet/ntp.conf file now syncs to the OmniOS vendor pool on One may turn on NTP by issuing svcadm enable ntp with no further configuration required
  21. OmniOS repositories default to TLS use now

Hardware support

  1. USB 3.0 XHCI controller and device support
  2. Intel I210/I218/I219 1Gb NIC support added to e1000g(7d) and igb(7D)
  3. Intel X550/X552/X557 10Gb NIC support added to ixgbe(7D)
  4. Intel X710/XL710/XXV710 10/25/40Gb NIC support added with i40e(7D)
  5. Solarflare SFC9000 10/40Gb NIC support added with sfxge(7D)
  6. Chelsio Terminator-5 10/40Gb NIC support added to chxge(7D)
  7. Broadcom 57xx/577xx 1Gb NIC support added to bge(7D)
  8. vmxnet3s driver for when operating as a VMWare ESXi guest
  9. Intel WiFi Link 4965/100/1000/2000/5000/6000 adapter support added with iwn
  10. Realtek RTL8150 USB 100Mb ethernet adapters
  11. ASIX AX88172/88772 USB 100Mb ethernet adapters
  12. Davicom DM9601 USB 100Mb ethernet adapters
  13. ADMtek AN986/ADM851x USB 100Mb ethernet adapters
  14. NVMe 1.1 device support added with nvme(7D)
  15. Support for SATA 4K Native drives
  16. LSI Fury-based adapters (Dell H330) in mpt_sas(7D)
  17. HP Gen. 9 Smart Array Controller support added to cpqary3(7D)
  18. SMBIOS 3.1 support
  19. ACPI-CA 6.0

ZFS improvements

  1. ARC now caches compressed data in compressed form
  2. zpool history records scrub completion
  3. Large block support
  4. Resumable and compressed ZFS send and receive
  5. Reliability improvements to ZFS send and receive
  6. New checksums for ZFS: SHA-512, Skein, Edon-R
  7. Many reliability improvements concerning special-case scenarios
  8. useradd(1M), userdel(1M), and usermod(1M) are now ZFS-aware

Commands and command options

  1. New uuidgen(1) command. It generates UUIDs
  2. New diskinfo(1M) command for concise listing of attached storage devices
  3. New acpidump(1M) and acpixtract(1M) commands for better system ACPI table observability
  4. New -s option for hostname(1M) to print the short hostname instead of FQDN
  5. New -m option for prtconf(1M) to print system memory amount in megabytes
  6. New -e option for pbind(1M) to execute a command and bind it to a specific CPU
  7. New -A option for du(1) to count by apparent file size rather than the default of 512-byte blocks

Development features

  1. GCC 4.8 replaced with GCC 5.1\
  2. Support for linux-like eventfd(3C), signalfd(3C), epoll(5), inotify(5), and timerfd(5)
  3. flock(3C) introduced
  4. arc4random(3C) family introduced
  5. debug.illumos package variant now available to run DEBUG version of OmniOS
  6. DTrace now supports “if” and “else” statements
  7. Initial support for ISO/IEC !9899:2011 (C11) standards

Deprecated features since r151014

  1. SVM has been removed. If SVM volumes are still employed, they must be converted to the appropriate ZFS type prior to upgrading to r151022
  2. SunSSH has been removed and replaced with OpenSSH 7.4p1. Please follow the UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS prior to upgrading to r151022
  3. Sun CacheFS has been removed
  4. Wireless USB support has been removed
  5. Java-based Kerberos management GUI removed
  6. Intel Local Manageability Service (LMS) and Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) support has been removed

Package changes ([+] Added, [-] Removed, [*] Changed)