** HEADS UP ** DO NOT UPDATE and 'make world' YOUR SPARCS

Thomas Moestl tmm at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 20 17:40:00 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004/06/19 at 18:46:41 -0400, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, David O'Brien <obrien at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 
> > I've hit an issue that I suspect can render your machine useless if you
> > install a new binutils.
> > 
> > I suggest not installing a new userland world until you see the "ALL
> > CLEAR".
> So, is it safe to do a new buildworld/installworld after the fixes
> that were recently committed by Thomas?

With -CURRENT as of the time of writing, that should work fine.

> I "rushed" (*) a sparc64 buildworld together as soon as I saw that
> commit, but the new kernel panic'ed when I tried to boot into it.
> So,  I didn't even get far enough to install the new userland.
> That panic might have been an error on my part, but I thought I would
> ask before making another attempt.

Since Jun 17, there was a problem that would cause a panic at the time
the root file system was to be mounted; I just fixed that
(src/sys/kern/vfs_mount.c r1.129). Maybe that was what you saw?

	- Thomas

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