The freebsd-amd64-race builder currently uses host-freebsd-11_1-big. Go 1.13 and newer require FreeBSD 11.2 or newer. We should update this builder accordingly.
If our assumption is that newer stable releases of FreeBSD have fewer bugs, we should likely use the latest stable version we have a builder for, since the goal of a -race builder is to catch data races in the Go code.
These builders are still used for making minor Go 1.14 and 1.13
releases at this time (see golang.org/issue/40563). Re-enable
them on relevant release branches so that we are better informed
for future minor releases.
Reviewed-by: Carlos Amedee <email@example.com>
@dmitshur I've updated env/freebsd-amd64 to allow building a 11.3-RELEASE images in https://golang.org/cl/186038.
I should also test and add a 11.4-RELEASE and 12.1-RELEASE now, with 12.2 due in two months. I can't create the images though, brad used to do it I think.
@problame I can't create the images in the project's internal GCP account. Ping @dmitshur, @cagedmantis now that Go 1.16 is out maybe there's more time to add the builders.
Also FreeBSD 13.0 will be released in about a month now.