ctfmerge slows & sometimes crashes
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Fri May 6 00:12:08 UTC 2016
Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On 05/05/16 23:53, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > Has anyone else noticed ctfmerge either
> > - temporarily sucks the life out of the machine,
> > - or crashes
> > ?
> > cd /usr/src; make buildworld ; make buildkernel
> > linking kernel.full
> > ctfmerge -L VERSION -g -o kernel.full ...
> > No rponse from these:
> > Attempt to start new xterm to host (to run top) fails,
> > Attempt to Control Z suspend the job in existing xterm is ignored,
> > Stroking keypad (aka mouse wobble) ignored
> > Screen stayed black (as it was before cos xdm was running & no human using it)
> > No disk activity.
> > Eventually laptop fan ran a bit faster for a bit (BIOS ?)
> > I had to power off laptop to reboot.
> > I've seen it a few times in recent weeks with various recent current.
> > uname -a
> > FreeBSD lapr.js.berklix.net 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT
> > #4 r298975M: Wed May 4 14:59:04 CEST 2016
> > jhs at lapr.js.berklix.net:/data/release/11.0-CURRENT/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> > amd64
> > /usr/src it crashed building is at svn 299060 OK I now have newer here.
> > I have nothing to debug in /var/crash as
> > swapinfo 2 355 200 1K-blocks
> > bsdlabel /dev/ada0s1 4 710 400
> > dmesg real memory 3 221 225 472 (3072 MB)
> > dmesg avail memory 2 759 401 472 (2631 MB)
> > So ready for next one, I'll re bsdlabel the partition,
> > (less risky than keeping a 4G ram stick in with /etc/rc.conf dumpdev=/dev/da0 )
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> I've seen this on 10-stable machines when compiling 11-current, but not
> on 11-current machines doing the same build.
Thanks HPS, I've repartitioned & rebooted with an exactly matching swap
dmesg real memory 3221225472 (3072 MB)
dc 3145728 2 * p 6291456 512 * p 3221225472
& again running make buildkernel, I'll hope to offer a back trace next time.
Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix Sys Eng Consultant Munich http://berklix.eu/jhs/
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