Ok, so now what? Binary upgrade to 6.2-RELEASE fails
clint.olsen at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 13:41:55 PST 2007
On Nov 11, Chris H. wrote:
> It's as simple as making your swap slice available for dumping, and
> adding a line in your rc.conf file. Of course you'll need to "lift" the
> information of interest from the vmcore, for the dump to be of any value.
> It's really a simple process.
Heh, simple is relative :) But it doesn't look that bad -- thanks for the
information. I'll likely need this at some point.
Unfortunately I did not have the luxury to embroil myself in debug hell
with this problem since this is my mail/web machine and others depend on
it. I can tolerate some downtime, but this was just getting to be too
much. I just backed up the system, and installled FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE from
scratch and most things are back up and running after a night until 3am.
Yuck, I don't ever want to have to deal with something like this again.
Hopefully after I get brave enough I /might/ entertain jumping onto a
STABLE branch again...
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