2.2.2-RELEASE Now Available





  • I do love an upgrade…



  • What a great post taxes relaxation unwinding activity… pfSense router upgrade. 8)



  • OMG - End of the world…  Update crashes everything...

    (Kidding - Seems to work great)



  • Great ! Many Thanks to You All  8)

    P.S. : The forum news banner needs to be updated to 2.2.2


  • Banned

    @Bastion:

    P.S. : The forum news banner needs to be updated to 2.2.2

    Was just gonna post that.



  • The reboot after the update takes forever. I'm waiting for half an hour. The computer needs about 3 seconds to  print one character on the screen. Does anyone know thats going on?

    Edit: found the issue
    Warning: an issue was discovered post-release with a small minority of systems running a full install with no serial console enabled, where the boot is very, very slow because of a serial console-related change. Disabling the serial ports in the BIOS will work around this issue should you encounter it.



  • What version are you updating from?



  • I was updating from 2.2.1, but disabling the serial IO port fixed it



  • bug fixes = bug swaps…  haha.


  • Banned

    :D



  • Serial port? I haven't owned a computer in 10 years that has had an analog port, except audio. Heck, if I want VGA out, I need an adapter. /s

    Will there ever be a digital replacement for serial ports?

    Yes, I understand that rack servers pretty much need a serial port.



  • Rack server? I just took an old PC that I had laying around, put PFSense on it and boom: Counterstrike with a ping of 5



  • @Harvy66:

    Serial port? I haven't owned a computer in 10 years that has had an analog port, except audio. Heck, if I want VGA out, I need an adapter. /s

    Will there ever be a digital replacement for serial ports?

    Yes, I understand that rack servers pretty much need a serial port.

    Ummm…serial ports are digital.  Your SATA hard drive talks to a serial port.
    Analog ports were for pre-USB joysticks.

    RS-232 (or RS-422, or RS-485) will never die.



  • Quote: A serial port is a general-purpose interface that can be used for almost any type of device, including modems, mice, and printers

    PCIe is serial, but I would never call it a "serial port".

    But I guess serial ports are digital. I only ever used them for mice and modems and assumed the drivers were responsible for converting the signals. I guess I incorrectly assumed mechanical mice were analog. A bit of Google returned some stuff saying they are very resilient and simple, which means they are reliable. I could see that making them something good to have.



  • @maeries:

    The reboot after the update takes forever. I'm waiting for half an hour. The computer needs about 3 seconds to  print one character on the screen. Does anyone know thats going on?

    Edit: found the issue
    Warning: an issue was discovered post-release with a small minority of systems running a full install with no serial console enabled, where the boot is very, very slow because of a serial console-related change. Disabling the serial ports in the BIOS will work around this issue should you encounter it.

    We re-issued the 2.2.2 full update files today changing only this issue. First time we've ever changed an update file post-release, but given the circumstances, and the fact it doesn't matter whether already-upgraded systems get the change, and the process of releasing includes days of testing, that was the best option available. All systems upgraded from here out won't need to worry about that serial console/slow boot issue.


  • Banned

    @cmb:

    We re-issued the 2.2.2 full update files today changing only this issue. First time we've ever changed an update file post-release, but given the circumstances, and the fact it doesn't matter whether already-upgraded systems get the change, and the process of releasing includes days of testing, that was the best option available. All systems upgraded from here out won't need to worry about that serial console/slow boot issue.

    So there is a 2.2.2 and a 2.2.2.1/2.2.2a release?

    Is there a reason the news banner hasnt been updated?


  • Banned

    No, there is no 2.2.2.1/a/whatever.


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