[Bulk] FreeBSD upgrade woes (8.3 -> 8.4)

David Noel david.i.noel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 15:22:23 UTC 2013

> Perhaps make buildkernel was compiled with -j >1, it's known to create a
> buggy kernel. Check your make configuration. Adding a -B, like make -B -j N
> buildkernel may work and is fast if -j is set to number or processors, but
> it's safer do a make -j 1 buildkernel, same for buildworld.

I replaced the kernel with the one on the 8.4 memstick and it booted
just fine. I then built and installed a kernel without using the j
flag to test Eduardo's theory. It booted without problem. Maybe
there's something to this -j >1 causing buggy kernels rumor.


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