today's releng_7 memory on boot

Florian Smeets flo at
Tue May 26 11:43:24 UTC 2009

On 26.05.09 12:27, Randy Bush wrote:
>>>> Your world and kernel are out of sync. See UPDATING.
>>> there is no mention of such a need for this in $subject UPDATING
>> Update ZFS to version 13. ZFS users will need to re-build
>> kernel and world.
> sorry.  but not that they have to be 100% dead sync.  i.e. the trap into
> which i fell, needing to boot the kernel to do the installworld, which
> required zfs.
> randy

Yes, if you have your base system on zfs you have to installworld with 
the old kernel booted.

Here is what i did.

installkernel, reboot, if the kernel boots fine (zfs will obviously not 
work and show messages like "internal error: out of memory"), boot 
kernel.old, installworld, reboot. Everything should be fine.

I think this should be added to UPDATING with better wording of course 
;-). This is going to bite all users who have /, /usr, $SRCDIR or 
$OBJDIR on zfs i think.

AFAIK this will be needed for -CURRENT and for the 7.2 -> 7.3 update.


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