10.0-RELEASE BTX halted on DELL R900

Arrigo Marchiori ardovm at yahoo.it
Sat Jul 5 18:33:45 UTC 2014

Hello Dmitry,

On Sat, Jul 05, 2014 at 02:57:45PM +0200, Dimitry Andric wrote:

> On 05 Jul 2014, at 08:09, Arrigo Marchiori <ardovm at yahoo.it> wrote:
> > Just in case, you could try the patch attached to this bug:
> > https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=176748
> > 
> > The patch was compiled for 9-STABLE; if it does not apply to the 10.0
> > sources, then drop me a line so I can adapt it.
> I tried this patch on a few FreeBSD VMs, and each of them stopped being
> able to mount the root filesystem because of it.  I don't really know
> what the explanation is...

If I was sure my patch was 100% right, I'd say that your VMs have a
buggy BIOS, and the installations you performed (maybe the rest of the
BTX code) rely on such bugs.

But I am not, of course! :-) Sorry, I have no idea too. 

I opened that PR because it looked like the right solution to a
problem I encountered. It was on a Geode system when booting from a
USB pendrive; all the information is reported on the PR.

Thank you very much for trying the patch anyway! Yours is the first
feedback after more than one year.

I'll keep following this thread on stable@, in case I can help.



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