[SOLVED] ABI broken for 5.4-PRERELEASE?

Matthias Schuendehuette msch at snafu.de
Fri Mar 4 14:47:57 GMT 2005

Hi Scott,

Thanks for you reply.

Am Freitag, 4. März 2005 06:10 schrieb Scott Long:
> Matthias Schuendehuette wrote:
> >
> > The error message is: "xsysinfo: undefined symbol: _nfiles"
> >
> > I had the belief, that this does not happen within a major release
> > of FreeBSD... isn't it?
> This looks like an accident.  John Baldwin committed a fix to
> RELENG_5 a few hours ago, so if you can update and retest, it would
> be appreciated. 

Yes, you're right! I re-cvsupped the sources and voila - xsysinfo(1)
works again. Obviously I met "the right moment"[TM] with my last 
update... :-/  ...never mind.

> Note the xsysinfo gropes around in KVM, which is 
> highly fragile.  Most of the information that it's looking for is
> available via sysctl's, which are a lot more stable and reliable.  It
> would be nice if xsysinfo was changed to use these instead.

I looked at the sources, but did not get the basic understanding - at 
least not instantly.

In the moment i try to improove gvinum together with le. There are still 
some areas where gvinum can't be called 'fail-save' - as I experienced 
last weekend...

Anyway - thanks a lot again! Problem solved.
Ciao/BSD - Matthias

Matthias Schuendehuette	<msch [at] snafu.de>, Berlin (Germany)
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