7+ days of dogfood
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Feb 10 00:29:36 UTC 2013
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:07:23 -0800
From: Steve Kargl <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
Subject: 7+ days of dogfood
In a long thread started by Peter Wemm on developers@, he described
the move/upgrade of the FreeBSD.org cluster to using FreeBSD-10. A
part of his description included the need to test top-of-tree under
actual real-world conditions. In his words, FreeBSD should "eat its
own dogfood." The new installation on FreeBSD.org, of course, would
test FreeBSD-10 under (heavy) server load.
So, I decided to test FreeBSD-10 under a user desktop condition. In
so doing, I upgraded the circa August 2012 FreeBSD-current that ran
on my Dell Latitude D530 (which ran rock-solid) to top-of-tree. This
included re-installing all ports under the pkgng paradigm.
I can only describe this experience as slowly shoving an icepick into
my ear channel.
*skip the details*
My experience is more positive.
I've r246552 on a Lenovo T61p amd64 laptop.
X works fine with Nvidia card with
and with hald and dbus.
works fine (so far).
I haven't added flash yet.
sound seems fine, at least in
wireless works ok (I'm not sure, but
it seems to show some problems under load.
I need to investigate this further) with
device iwn # Intel 4965/1000/5000/6000 wireless NICs.
All this with
# cat /etc/make.conf
SENDMAIL_CFLAGS+= -I/usr/local/include -DSASL=2
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