Trying to cross-build FreeBSD 10 release ISOs for sparc64

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Sun Sep 6 12:30:33 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 12:59:22PM +0100, Mark Cave-Ayland wrote:
> I had exactly the same problem, and eventually John pointed me in the
> right direction:
> If I kldload the geom_part_vtoc8 module then I can build from a
> cross-compile environment setup on x86 and all is well.

Yeah, I've found your reply few moments after I've hit 'send' button.  Now
I see what went wrong: I've tried kldload'ing it of course, but it told me

  $ kldload /boot/kernel/geom_part_vtoc8.ko
  kldload: can't load /boot/kernel/geom_part_vtoc8.ko: module already loaded
or in kernel

So I thought, hm, perhaps it's in GENERIC.  And of course I didn't look in
dmesg buffer:

  KLD geom_part_vtoc8.ko: depends on kernel - not available or version

Being lazy to type `geom_part_vtoc8.ko' by hand, I've relied on shell tab
completion and totally forgot that I've booted `kernel.old', not `kernel'.

Sorry for the noise.


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