svn commit: r313268 - head/sys/kern [through -r313271 for atomic_fcmpset use and later: fails on PowerMac G5 "Quad Core"; -r313266 works]

Mark Millard markmi at
Sat Feb 18 12:18:15 UTC 2017

[Note: I experiment with clang based powerpc64 builds,
reporting problems that I find. Justin is familiar
with this, as is Nathan.]

I tried to update the PowerMac G5 (a so-called "Quad Core")
that I have access to from head -r312761 to -r313864 and
ended up with random panics and hang ups in fairly short
order after booting.

Some approximate bisecting for the kernel lead to:
(sometimes getting part way into a buildkernel attempt
for a different version before a failure happens)

-r313266: works (just before use of atomic_fcmpset)
-r313271: fails (last of the "use atomic_fcmpset" check-ins)

(I did not try -r313268 through -r313270 as the use was
gradually added.)

So I'm currently running a -r313864 world with a -r313266

No kernel that I tried that was from before -r313266 had the

Any kernel that I tried that was from after -r313271 had the

Of course I did not try them all in other direction. :)

Mark Millard
markmi at

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