No lockup during "make -j8 buildworld" today

David Wolfskill david at
Fri Aug 20 08:05:01 PDT 2004

During the past several days, it was more usual than not to get a
lockup during "make -j8 buildworld" on my SMP (2x886 MHz PIII)

This morning, I decided to give it a try, and had no problems:

freebeast(5.3)[1] uname -a
FreeBSD 5.3-ALPHA FreeBSD 5.3-ALPHA #56: Fri Aug 20 07:26:27 PDT 2004     root at  i386

Since the symptom was rather erractic, I'm unprepared to say the the
problem is actually fixed -- and note that the machine was running
yesterday's kernel when I built today's -- but it certainly feels like
progress.  :-)

[And I'm reasonably confident that this is not a hardware issue; the
same machine also tracks RELENG_4 on a daily basis, and the "make
buildworld" also uses -j8 for RELENG_4.]

David H. Wolfskill				david at
Evidence of curmudgeonliness:  becoming irritated with the usage of the
word "speed" in contexts referring to quantification of network
performance, as opposed to "bandwidth" or "latency."

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