System borked: loader stack overflow.

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Sun Jan 18 08:46:17 PST 2009

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 05:47:24PM +0100, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:38:51AM -0500, Andrew Lankford wrote:
> > 
> > I can't say what version of the loader it is that I'm using, but 
> > (following Peter's advice, thanks), I've tried loader.old (about a week 
> > old) and the latest loader (built yesterday), and both start.  Where 
> > each loader has a problem appears to be reading (include-ing?) 
> > /boot/default/loader.conf .  The spinner spins for a longer time than 
> ok so the problem could be is a recursive assignment of loader_conf_files
> in your previous installation (either as a result of the default
> installation, or because of manual modifications).
> Could you please send me a copy of your /boot/loader.conf and
> /boot/defaults/loader.conf so i can check ?

also /boot/loader.conf.local please...


> A recent commit fixed the handling of loader_conf_files,
> which previously was broken (in some cases assignments were ignored).
> A side effect of the fix is that now certain errors in the config
> files are now detected as such.
> 	cheers
> 	luigi

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