Best way to build a "new" AMD64 current

Jeff Roberson jroberson at
Thu Jun 14 20:07:58 UTC 2007

On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Walter Vaughan wrote:

> I have a dual quad core intel box that I want to test current on. It's been 
> running current about 4 weeks, and the last week has been nothing short of a 
> lot of random reboots under load. But when it is running it's spectacular.
> (Yes I've been reading this list and UPDATING)
> What is the best policy to build a new current? I'll erase and start anew.
> I'm not much help to Jeff Roberson right now, if all the feedback is that 
> regardless of the scheduler I use, it reboots under load. Sadly, I'd blame 
> java in this instance, but we've gotten it to reboot more often just running 
> the postgres command line tool psql with large dataset imports.

Have you checked your BIOS event log for ram parity errors, etc?  Is this 
the first OS you've installed on the machine?

You also should enable the KDB, DDB, and INVARIANTS options in your kernel 
to try to catch the problem if it is a software bug.


> Is this the best way?
> 1)Using a FreeBSD AMD64 6.2 boot only CD, and doing a minumal install.
> 2)Then installing pkg_add -r cvsup and getting the /usr/src w/ current
> 3)Then do a buildworld/kernel * install dance
> 4)Then install ports collection
> 5)Then install compat6x, postgresql, svn, javawrapper, xorglibraries
> 6)pkg_add diablo-AMD64-java-for-6.1
> 7)svn the ERP and start testing
> Thanks
> --
> Walter
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