Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) released
Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) has been released. See [URL="http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/solaris/index.html"]here[/URL] for information and [URL="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/downloads/index.html"]here[/URL] for the download (remember to accept the license agreement at the top). There's also a [URL="http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/OracleSolaris/%7E3/y6CqTpfqo1Q/9247732_Solaris10_090810.mp3"]podcast[/URL] and a dedicated Solaris [URL="http://fixunix.com/solaris/"]blog[/URL].
A number of [URL="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/documentation/index-jsp-137508.html"]technical articles[/URL] have been released, including George Wilson's video overview of ZFS enhancements in Solaris 10 9/10.
As with all Solaris Updates, Solaris 10 9/10 contains all available bug fixes which were available at the time that its contents were finalized, pre-applied into the Solaris Update image.
It also contains a significant number of feature enhancements as described in the above links.
The corresponding Solaris Update Patch Bundle is currently in test and I expect that it should be released in a similar timeframe to previous Updates. See [URL="http://fixunix.com/patch/entry/solaris_10_10_08_patch"]http://blogs.sun.com/patch/entry/solaris_10_10_08_patch[/URL] for information on Solaris Update Patch Bundles.
All standard patches in Update 9 have already been released to SunSolve and My Oracle Support (MOS). I've updated the [URL="http://fixunix.com/patch/entry/solaris_10_kernel_patchid_progression"]Solaris 10 Kernel PatchID Sequence[/URL] entry below with the Kernel PatchIDs for Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9).
As with previous Updates, there are a small number of "special" or "script" patches whose sole purpose is to correct issues in the pre-application of patches to the Solaris Update release image. Since these patches have no purpose whatsoever outside of the Solaris Update build process, they are not released to SunSolve/MOS. Newer "special" patches have PatchIDs of the format 800xxx to make them easily identifiable, but old "special"/"script" patches are identifable by the words "SPECIAL PATCH" and/or "script patch" in the patch synopsis. See the [URL="http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/820-7274/apa-sparc-2?l=en&a=view"]SPARC[/URL] and x86 patch lists. (The link to the x86 list is currently broken, so I'll add it once it's fixed.)
Please note it is [B][I]incorrect[/I][/B] to refer to Kernel Patch 142909-17 (SPARC) / 142910-17 (x86) as the "Update 9 Kernel patch". It [B][I]is[/I][/B] the latest Kernel Patch included in Update 9, but this Kernel patch can equally be applied to all previous Solaris 10 releases. Solaris Updates are built from patches (and a few new packages), patches are not built from Solaris Updates.
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