FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 Available
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 4 10:46:13 PST 2007
Olli Hauer wrote:
> Ken Smith wrote:
>> The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD
>> mirror sites. If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use
>> RELENG_7 as the branch tag. Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to
>> perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA2 will be provided
>> via the freebsd-stable list when available.
>> The checksums for the currently available ISOs are:
> Just updated from the source rebuild world and kernel do debug a system
> and notice after hours of recompile (during system hang) that this part
> is missing in GENERIC (BETA2)
> # Debugging for use in -current
> options KDB # Enable kernel debugger support.
> options DDB # Support DDB.
> options GDB # Support remote GDB.
> options INVARIANTS # Enable calls of extra sanity
> options INVARIANT_SUPPORT # Extra sanity checks of internal
> structures, required by INVARIANTS
> options WITNESS # Enable checks to detect
> deadlocks and cycles
> options WITNESS_SKIPSPIN # Don't run witness on spinlocks
> for speed
> I always thought this will removed if BETA? and RC? phase finished.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes, you're wrong. The debugging options are removed early in the beta
cycle when the branch occurs, not at the end right before release.
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