6-current's BTX loader auto reboot after make world.

Deng XueFeng dsnofe at msn.com
Sun Sep 5 06:26:51 PDT 2004


I tried. but even I use:
# env TZ=GMT cvs update -D'2004/06/28 14:00:00 (old than my lat build
world)
the loader continue autoreboot.
any idea?

PS: how to debug loader?


> In message <20040904230250.60A0.DSNOFE at msn.com>, Deng XueFeng writes:
> >i use:
> >
> >0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader.old
> >
> >to enter system, then:
> ># mv loader.old loader.
> >
> >reboot, all is ok.
> >My last build world is 2004-08-02.
> >Is there any change to loader during there days?
> 
> The amd64 module support and a few other changes went in during
> that timeframe. If possible, could you try to track down which
> changes are to blame? This will involve using cvs or cvsup to update
> the boot code to a few different versions and test if you get a
> working loader.
> 
> First make sure you have a working copy of the loader (e.g. copy
> to /boot/loader.good and test that it works).
> 
> To test each case, you'll first need to update your boot code sources
> to a particular date. With CVS, you'd use
> 
> 	cd /usr/src/sys/boot
> 	env TZ=GMT cvs update -D'2004/08/28 14:00:00' (for example)
> 
> With cvsup you can add a 'date=2004.08.28.14.00.00' for example to
> your supfile and `cvsup ... -i src/sys/boot supfile'. To build and
> install the loader you'll need to do something like:
> 
> 	cd /usr/src/sys/boot
> 	make clean
> 	make
> 	make install
> 
> Some dates that are worth checking are:
> 	2004/08/28 14:00:00 GMT	(before amd64 loader work started)
> 	2004/08/28 17:00:00 GMT	(after addition of helper functions)
> 	2004/08/29 00:00:00 GMT	(after relocation changes)
> 	2004/08/29 02:00:00 GMT	(all amd64 loader changes complete)
> 
> It would be great if you could narrow down when the problem was
> introduced this way, as it may be hard to find otherwise.
> 
> Ian
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Sincerely,
Deng XueFeng
MSN: dsnofe at msn.com
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