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

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jul 19 15:51:00 UTC 2013


On Fri, 19 Jul 2013, David Noel wrote:

>> 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.

It's possible.  But again, I've been using -j >1 for years on a variety 
of processors, mostly Intel, without problems.  That's with buildworld 
and kernel (which is buildkernel plus installkernel), but not with 
installworld.

Are you using clang instead of gcc?  That could be very different.


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