FreeBSD 5.1-R kernel panic
bmilekic at technokratis.com
Wed Jul 30 13:32:27 PDT 2003
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 11:02:05AM -0600, Stephane Raimbault wrote:
> Hi Bosko,
> Thank you for your suggestion. I am a little un-easy about upgrading my
> system from -RELEASE to -CURRENT. Did you mean, simply upgrading the kernel
> to -CURRENT, or the entire system?
Due to potential sync issues between userland and kernel, if you're
going to do this, it would probably be a good idea to rebuild
everything. This is especially true if you're using something like
the linuxulator, or whatever we call linux emulation these days. :-)
> I'll think of a way I can continue this testing with you so that we can make
> sure this problem is resolved. It might take me a couple days for me to
> safeguard my data and come up with a backup plan for my system should
> upgrading to -current blows up my system :)
> If it's just a question of upgrading the kernel, then I can probably
> implement that sooner rather then later, so let me know if it's just the
> kernel, or the entire /usr/src system you would like me to upgrade.
Unfortunately, unless you're ready to do some rather complicated
manual merging, I would recommend making sure that you have backups,
then cvsupping to latest -current, doing cd /usr/src && make
buildworld && make buildkernel && make installkernel && make
installworld && mergemaster. Tread carefully, as always.
Alternately, you can wait to see if the recent changes fix the same
panic for other people who have been seeing it.
Bonne chance. :-)
Bosko Milekic * bmilekic at technokratis.com * bmilekic at FreeBSD.org
TECHNOkRATIS Consulting Services * http://www.technokratis.com/
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