Something since June 8th clobbers my disk...
kline at thought.org
Sat Jun 13 22:34:26 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:41:55PM -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
> On 11 Jun 2009, at 5:41 PM, Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> >Looks like boot(8) is problematic.
> Okay, here is the June 13th noon update to this problem.
> I once again installed a May 28th build. Rebuilt world and kernel
> from source. Everything works great. No custom kernel, just GENERIC.
> I then merged in just /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/libi386 changes to June
> 10th. Rebuilt in /usr/src/sys/boot and installed it, no problem.
> Then I merged in the latest from /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/loader,
> rebuilt, installed, and BOOM. DEATH TO DRIVE. Disk label GONE
> again. Hangs after "BIOS drive C: is disk1" at boot. Does not get to
> memory check, let alone to the "Welcome to FreeBSD and choose a boot
> option" screen.
> CULPRIT REVEALED:
> So, there is only one file change in /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/loader
> from June 8th to June 10th, which kills my machine very repeatably,
> and that is the Makefile.
> Something in /usr/src/sys/boot/i386/loader/Makefile is killing my drive.
> What do I try next?
> Thanks for the help.
I just checked the timestamped on my ....i386/loader/Makefile. The
CVS/RCS v that may show you something is from 07jun09: 22.214.171.124 and if
you find what changed between your working build on 28may and failing
build, that might isolate it.
just my dime's worth :-)
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