HEADS UP! boot2 problems

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Thu Aug 5 05:55:11 PDT 2004

Alexander Kabaev wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 03:21:19PM +0000, Alexander Kabaev wrote:
>>On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 08:39:43PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
>>>The GCC 3.4 import seems to have broken the boot2 loader on at least
>>>i386.  This doesn't affect normal world and kernel builds and installs,
>>>but does affect writing new bootblocks via the disklabel program.  You
>>>should refrain from doing this until it gets fixed.  It's being looked
>>>into right now.
>>Commit below made boot2 usable again.
> As suggested by Matt Dillon, the problems were caused by imcompletely
> zeroed out BSS. I merged approproate fixes from DragonflyBSD in commit
> below. Success/failure reports from people affected are appreciated.



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