NetBSD 5.0_RC4 available for download

April 16, 2009 posted by Soren Jacobsen

In the immortal words of Dr. Zoidberg, "Hooray!"

Today, we have two things to be happy about. First, the fourth release candidate of NetBSD 5.0 is available for download. Second, this announcement, like RC3's, coincides with an important birthday: that of Billy West.

Below are some highlighted changes since RC3:

  • Added the RLIMIT_AS resource, which limits the total address space available to processes
  • Improved NFS server stability
  • FFS improvements
  • A fix for a pf(4) DoS
  • re(4) now works with the RealTek 8111C, which is found on many current motherboards with Intel chipsets

As usual, src/doc/CHANGES-5.0 has the full details.

Binaries of 5.0_RC4 are available for download at

Those of you tracking by source can either continue following the netbsd-5 branch or use the netbsd-5-0-RC4 tag.

As always, we want your feedback. This time, we are especially interested in hearing from people who are using NFS.



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