FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 Available

Olli Hauer ohauer at
Sun Nov 4 11:00:37 PST 2007

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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.
> Kris
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Please forgive me the noise new kernel build has started ...


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