FreeBSD10: lock order reversal with portsnap extract

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Sat Jun 1 18:22:47 UTC 2013

Hi, Reference:
> From:		Walter Hurry <walterhurry at> 
> Date:		Sat, 1 Jun 2013 13:43:47 +0000 (UTC) 

Walter Hurry wrote:
> I'm installing FreeBSD10 (head; snapshot from 30 May 2013) into a VM.
> One of the first things I do is a 'portsnap fetch extract'. As soon as 
> the extract starts it produces a 'lock order reversal' message with a KDB 
> stack backtrace, but then proceeds successfully to verify the integrity 
> and install the ports tree.
> Should I worry?

Yes, you should worry ;-)

Worry you didn't realise:
	a) questions@ list was created originally for beginners
	b) the so called 10 is actually current
		for that you should subscribe @ ask on current at
Best go review the descriptions of the 50 odd lists we have on

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultant, Munich
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