FreeBSD 5.4-PRERELEASE as cvsupdated today won't build, OS crashes

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Tue Mar 1 07:30:50 GMT 2005

Well, it sounds funny,
but it seems to be fixed by plugging in keyboard/mouse (both USB) into 
the USB ports on mobo - not as the scientist in Mainz did: into the
TFT's USB hub. This seems to be an issue. Fridey last week, this machine ran
head- and keyboardless until I did some stupid misconfigurations in the
kernel. That's it ...



P.S. Why is this behaviour so lethal to the kernel?

Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
> On Monday 28 February 2005 11:06 am, Robert Watson wrote:
>>On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, O. Hartmann wrote:
>>>I did a cvsupdate several minutes before and tried to build world. 
>>>A buildworld stops as shown below in building libkvm.
>>This is believed to now be fixed with an updated kvm_proc.c.  If not,
>>please let me know.
>>>Also, the system is really instable after I build the kernel for
>>>itself. Under heavy load, the machine get stuck and freezes.
>>>I have no more informations due to remote control of the system.
>>Do you have approximate before/after dates for when the instability
>>began? In particular, was it with an update in the last 48 or 96
>>Robert N M Watson
> Robert,
> If it helps you narrow things down, I did my last cvsup-src just before 
> 11:22AM yesterday, 02/27/05. Everything was smooth sailing. My system 
> appears stable.
>   25211 Feb  5 07:48 /usr/src/lib/libkvm/kvm_proc.c
> I use it mainly as a desktop, so it might not be real indicative how 
> stable it is as a server.
> Don

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