Problems with 4GB and 5.3 on amd64
Michael R. Wayne
amd64 at wayne47.com
Thu Nov 4 23:54:01 PST 2004
Loaded 5.3RC2 from the iso onto my new 4GB dual Opteron server
today. After getting cvsuop installed, I got 5.3-RELEASE and did
It never completed: repeating it several times resulted in random
crashes in various places throughout the build.
A bit of googling suggested adding a line to /boot/loader.conf
This permitted the buildworld to complete so I built a new kernel
using the following config file:
Leaving the 2G line in loader.conf, I managed to complete the entire
build/install process normally. SMP seems to work properly as well.
I removed the 2G limit from loader.conf and tried several more
buildworlds and the random crashes returned. A bit of googling
suggested adding the following to /etc/make.conf:
CFLAGS= -O -pipe -g -DKVA_PAGES=512
COPTFLAGS= -O -pipe -DKVA_PAGES=512
This had no effect, the random crashes continue during buildworlds.
I tried raising the limit to 3G and the crashes returned.
Any suggestions as to how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
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