ZFS loader crash on sparc64 (since Oct 2012)

Chris Ross cross+freebsd at distal.com
Sun Jan 13 21:28:46 UTC 2013

  Since this is a loader crash related to ZFS, someone wisely pointed out that posting to freebsd-fs might be a good idea.  There's a long thread on the freebsd-sparc64 list about this issue, you can find at:


  But, the relevant details are that I determined that stable/9 changed for sparc64 on October 28, with revision 242230.  This was noted as a merge by avg for revision 241289, and appears to be part of a bunch of changes he made on October 6 (revs 241282-241294, plus some others nearby).

  I'm interested in getting this fixed, so I can build a bootloader that doesn't cause my sparc64 to hit a divide by zero trap.

  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about what I found.  (most of it is in the freebsd-sparc64 thread linked to above, but I'm happy to describe anything unclear or recount from memory.)


                           - Chris

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