Re: objcopy: open objcopy failed: Text file busy

From: Paul Mather <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 15:40:20 UTC
On Sep 23, 2022, at 11:02 AM, Ed Maste <> wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Sept 2022 at 10:44, Paul Mather <> wrote:
>> For a while now, when I do a "make buildworld" on -STABLE, if the /usr/obj directory is not empty I will have the build error out with "objcopy: open objcopy failed: Text file busy" part way through.  It isn't ultimately fatal, because I can just run the buildworld again and it will pick up where it left off.  As I say, it doesn't do this if /usr/obj is empty before running buildworld.  It would be nice to have the incremental build complete all in one go.
> It looks like this is the same issue as PR 261215. I haven't had a
> chance to look at it yet, and am not sure why it would have appeared
> recently.

That PR does look like what I am experiencing, except I am not explicitly doing a NO_CLEAN build but using META_MODE instead.  Plus, this only happens if there is a build in /usr/obj---it doesn't happen when I "rm -rf /usr/obj/*" before "make buildworld".

It hasn't appeared for me recently.  It's been happening for quite a while (at least back to that PR date).  It's just that I bothered to capture the error today and ask about it on the freebsd-stable list. :-)

Finally, I don't believe this happens any more on my -CURRENT system, so maybe there's something in -CURRENT that has changed to fix it that isn't present in -STABLE.  However, my /etc/src.conf is much shorter on the -CURRENT system:

===== /etc/src.conf =====