Something since June 8th clobbers my disk...
kline at thought.org
Sat Jun 13 03:38:23 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 08:45:01PM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> On 12 Jun 2009, at 6:32 AM, John Baldwin wrote:
> >On Thursday 11 June 2009 9:33:24 pm Dan Allen wrote:
> >>Isn't boot part of the kernel build? Why would installing the kernel
> >>not cause this problem?
> >No, sys/boot is built during world. Likely some change in /boot/
> >loader is
> >causing your problem. Can you narrow it down to a specific change
> Ok. I updated just the one file since it appeared like one of the few
> changed files
> and rebuilt things with
> cd /usr/src/sys/boot; make cleandir obj depend all install
> and it was okay. No problems.
> Then I did sync'd all of the changed files for /usr/src/sys/boot and
> my machine is hung again at boot, so we have narrowed it down to
> somewhere in /usr/src/sys/boot/.
> Time to reinstall from a DVD and try it with finer granularity. This
> will take some time.
> There appears to be only four files that have changed in /usr/src/sys/
> boot from June 8th (all working fine) to June 11th (dead in the
> water). They are:
> I have ruled out bisodisk.c, as stated above.
> That means that the Makefiles are building new stuff that previously
> was not built, namely
> zfsboot gptzfsboot
> I believe it has to do with that. More help is needed! I am tired of
> reinstalling the OS, but I am much more paranoid about updating my
> other machine in any way now, as it could erase that whole machine. I
> can't believe I am the only one seeing this...
Whew!! i'm giving thanks to every saint, god and daemon known. i
rebuilt my kernel in very recent days (7.2) on my ancient
500MHz kayak, but did not go further. So still runing on the 7.0
Will someone send up a flare when it's *safe*?
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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