Release Notes: This release adds easier "in-place" upgrades to new images, using onetime.tgz. Now you can just add one line to your rc.conf.local, rc.local, and/or rc.shutdown files which get unpacked from onetime.tgz. There's no hand-merging of any flashrd bootstrap or shutdown code during upgrade. This release adds consolidation of vardirs/tardirs variables and better explanation (built into rc.flashrd.sub) of what goes where.
Release Notes: Many practical usability fixes, including better ability to find out what happened after a major failure. A lot of script cleanup, and better command line argument handling and TMPDIR support. Shrinks the ramdisk kernel significantly, using crunchgen, and by removing ancient ISA devices, (this is a workaround for reliability issues on certain i386 systems that exhibit failures with large kernels). Reliably detects errors when saving /var. Saving vnddirs (such as /var) is consistently successful (version 1.1).
Release Notes: This release doesn't archive sockets, as this ruins the return value which it depends on from tar. OpenBSD 5.2 images are available.
Release Notes: Extraneous information is no longer displayed during boot and disk root auto-detection.
Release Notes: The combination of disk autodetection with onboot.tgz allows you to use one openbsd.vnd image across a wide variety of machines while keeping local customizations available on each flash under separate cover. There is basically no reason to ever modify the vnd file or run cfgflashrd with this version of flashrd. bnx firmware has been added. A disk autodetection routine has been added that locates openbsd.vnd across sd3a, sd2a, sd1a, sd0a, wd3a, wd2a, wd1a, and wd0a in that order. Put /flash/onetime.tgz on the disk and the files inside it will be copied to openbsd.vnd upon boot (only once).
Release Notes: This release raises NKPTP on i386 to 16 to allow larger ramdisks to work properly on MP kernels, sets NKL2_KIMG_ENTRIES to 16 on amd64 for the same on amd64, makes amd64 boot again with a fat ramdisk attached, and fixes Growimg.
Release Notes: Important updates were made to properly support OpenBSD 5.1. In-kernel disk geometry is now always for real disks in growing. Otherwise, the kernel will complain if growimg supplies an alternate geometry. A newer elfrdsetroot was included, which allows cfgflashrd configuration of i386 images on an amd64 workstation (and vice versa).
Release Notes: Changes were made to reflect the fact that /etc/rc was slightly reorganized in 4.9. Tardirs are no longer extracted twice. This should still work fine on older versions. rc.shutdown was also fixed so that extraction is not done before re-compacting tardirs.
Release Notes: -mp, -sp, and -tz options were added to cfgflashrd for setting mp, sp as the primary kernel, and to set the time zone. NKPTP=8 was added to the kernel config to accommodate kernel and ramdisk up to 32MB in size. isadma and related devices were stripped from the kernel to accommodate a kernel and ramdisk that uses the full first 16MB of memory.
Release Notes: Usage with no tardirs and/or mfsdirs defined was fixed. /sbin/reboot was added to the rdroot RAM disk to reboot cleanly if the system fails to load. Most networking firmware was added to the rdroot RAM disk so that USB NICs andRS232 devices work without unplugging/replugging. make clean was added to kernel compilation. It only runs if the config utility says that kernel options have changed. Detail was added to the kernel compilation phase for less patient people (make depend, make clean, make).