Scary VFS work, stable update

Matthew Dillon wrote that the DragonFly_Stable tag is being moved up to the current code, as his potentially destabilizing VFS work is going to be going into the tree, starting tomorrow.

The moral: if you have production or near-production machines, stick with the stable tag, for now.

Superspeed change

Joerg Sonnenberger has added a new timer method, for those who are seeing the “high-speed clock” problem:

“Add a new option “TIMER_USE_1″, which allows switching the primary heartbeat from i8254 timer 2 to timer 1. This also reactivates the console beep if TIMER_USE_1 is active.”

It’s “OPTIONS TIMER_USE_1” in your kernel config, if you want to build a kernel that uses this.