portsdb -U causes reboot with custom kernel, but not GENERIC

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jan 17 14:58:38 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 01:32:08PM -0800, Christopher & Rachel Kelley wrote:
> I've been having a heck of time trying to get portsdb to work under 4.x. 
> I've spent a lot of time going through the list archives, and the list 
> archive says a fix was applied to 4-stable, but I'm still having 
> problems with portsdb..
> Using 4.11-RC2, or 4.11-STABLE portsdb -U works, ONLY if I use the 
> GENERIC kernel.  If I build the world & kernel and install (doing the 
> appropriate mergemaster steps in single user) with my kernel 
> configurarion, it reboots in the middle.

This usually means bad hardware.  portsdb -U exercises the disk very
hard if it's building an INDEX yourself, so it can provoke failures
from marginal hardware.

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