FreeBSD 5.4-PRERELEASE as cvsupdated today won't build, OS crashes

Donald J. O'Neill donaldj1066 at
Mon Feb 28 17:34:37 GMT 2005

On Monday 28 February 2005 11:06 am, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, O. Hartmann wrote:
> > I did a cvsupdate several minutes before and tried to build world. 
> > A buildworld stops as shown below in building libkvm.
> This is believed to now be fixed with an updated kvm_proc.c.  If not,
> please let me know.
> > Also, the system is really instable after I build the kernel for
> > itself. Under heavy load, the machine get stuck and freezes.
> >
> > I have no more informations due to remote control of the system.
> Do you have approximate before/after dates for when the instability
> began? In particular, was it with an update in the last 48 or 96
> hours?
> Robert N M Watson


If it helps you narrow things down, I did my last cvsup-src just before 
11:22AM yesterday, 02/27/05. Everything was smooth sailing. My system 
appears stable.
  25211 Feb  5 07:48 /usr/src/lib/libkvm/kvm_proc.c

I use it mainly as a desktop, so it might not be real indicative how 
stable it is as a server.


Donald J. O'Neill
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I'm not totally useless,
I can be used as a bad example.

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