FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 Available

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Nov 4 10:46:13 PST 2007

Olli Hauer wrote:
> Ken Smith wrote:
>> The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD
>> mirror sites.  If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use
>> RELENG_7 as the branch tag.  Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to
>> perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA2 will be provided
>> via the freebsd-stable list when available.
>> The checksums for the currently available ISOs are:
> Grrrr,
> Just updated from the source rebuild world and kernel do debug a system 
> hang
> and notice after hours of recompile (during system hang) that this part
> is missing in GENERIC (BETA2)
> # Debugging for use in -current
> options        KDB                     # Enable kernel debugger support.
> options        DDB                     # Support DDB.
> options        GDB                     # Support remote GDB.
> options        INVARIANTS              # Enable calls of extra sanity 
> checking
> options        INVARIANT_SUPPORT       # Extra sanity checks of internal 
> structures, required by INVARIANTS
> options        WITNESS                 # Enable checks to detect 
> deadlocks and cycles
> options        WITNESS_SKIPSPIN        # Don't run witness on spinlocks 
> for speed
> I always thought this will removed if BETA? and RC? phase finished.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Yes, you're wrong.  The debugging options are removed early in the beta 
cycle when the branch occurs, not at the end right before release.


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