Upgrading to New Kernel - Hung on Boot

Tim Judd tajudd at gmail.com
Sun May 10 12:33:13 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 6:05 AM, Boris Samorodov <bsam at ipt.ru> wrote:

> On Sun, 10 May 2009 00:08:42 -0400 APseudoUtopia wrote:
> > I have a FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE system. I'm trying to upgrade to 7.2,
> > specifically the RELENG_7_2 tag.
> > I synced my sources via csup, built world, built kernel, and installed
> > kernel. All went well. I rebooted into single user mode, and the
> > kernel hung. The loader menu came up, but when the kernel starts
> > loading it hangs.
> > I recovered it by dropping to a loader prompt and loading kernel.old.
> > It booted up fine.
> > I have attached the kernel config I used to buildkernel. I'm guessing
> > it has something to do with this.
> > In case it's relevant, the system is a dual-core Intel Xeon, with
> > HyperThreading disabled.
> If you have a custom kernel and get any problems than the first thing to
> do is to build GENERIC kernel and see if the problem still exists. BTW,
> don't forget to copy your /boot/kernel.old directory to
> /boot/kernel.good, else it will be deletted when installing a new
> kernel.

Among the same lines, when it's convenient, when there's time, I normally
compile an updated GENERIC and store it to /boot/kernel.GENERIC

My normal custom kernel enables IPSEC and PF (among others), and if there's
time i throw a GENERIC buildkernel under the above to keep as good record.

Just $.02

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