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

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Mon Jun 21 23:14:50 GMT 2004

On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 06:46:41PM -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?

It was safe to do a new buildworld/installworld after I committed the
patch to work around the issue on 2004-06-19.  Thomas's commit did not
change the state of "safeness", but allowed me to later remove the work

> 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.

This is not a problem I saw with the unpatched Binutils.  You probably
have another bug causing the panic.

-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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