Failure on today's CVS (stable, AMD)
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Wed Jan 19 19:19:50 PST 2005
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Michael R. Wayne wrote:
> CVS today. Dual Opteron running
> 5.3-STABLE #3: Tue Nov 30 01:44:05 EST 2004
> Following the instructions in UPDATING, I get the following,
> indicating a bad kernel. 2 questions:
> 1) Is this a known, corrected issue as of today? I ran another
> CVSUP and did not see any changed to src.
Looks like your SCSi controller stopped probing. You'll need to look at
the dmesg more closely to identify why.
> 2) More importantly, I recovered by loading /boot/kernel.old/kernel
> and the box is up BUT I am concerned that the NEXT time that I
> do "make installkernel" I'll stomp on kernel.old losing this fallback
> procedure. I can certainly copy /boot/kernel.old to /boot/kernel.save
> but is there something else I should save? Or is there another
> suggested procedure?
You can use "make reinstallkernel", which will just spam over the current
one without rotating it. I'd make the backup anyway in case you screw up;
its also nice to keep a known working kenrel around Just In Case.
Doug White | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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