[regression] loader stalls on compressed module
jhb at freebsd.org
Tue Dec 15 16:43:07 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 15 December 2009 4:24:54 am David Naylor wrote:
> It appears that recently (~6 months) loader can no longer load compressed
> kernel objects (gzipped) . This regression is present on both FreeBSD-8 and
> This can be reproduced by doing:
> # cd /boot/kernel ; gzip -9 unionfs.ko
> (Choose option 6 from loader and enter: load unionfs)
> I have experienced this on both i386 and amd64. It appears that loader can
> handle a compressed generic kernel (and maybe other modules).
Does a loader from TOT still exhibit this? If you build the loader w/o GPT
support (LOADER_NO_GPT or some such, it's in sys/boot/i386/loader/Makefile)
does that fix it?
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