5.3-BETA6 boot-time hang

Bruce A. Mah bmah at freebsd.org
Mon Oct 4 21:06:12 PDT 2004

If memory serves me right, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 08:39, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > In message: <20041004152658.GB26211 at tomcat.kitchenlab.org>
> >             "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at freebsd.org> writes:
> > : I'll give it a try when I get home tonight.  The sources from which I
> > : built my latest kernel are "fairly close" to 5.3-BETA7, but I'll burn
> > : a CD from one of the official 5.3-BETA7 ISOs and boot from that to
> > : reduce the variables involved.
> > 
> > You could also just download the sources and test boot a new kernel.
> > BETA6 -> BETA7 is so close you can even build it the 'traditional' way
> > w/o a buildworld :-)
> The main issue preventing me from doing this right now is that the
> machine in question happens to be my home desktop, ~40 miles away from
> me at this moment.  It doesn't have remote console or power control, so
> recovery from a hang would be kind of difficult.  :-)

No joy...booting with the 5.3-BETA7 bootonly CD-ROM produces the same

I can live without a floppy drive on this machine, but I'm also more
than happy to provide diagnostic information, run tests, etc., for
you or anybody else interested in looking further into this.


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