7B4: kernel messages garbled

Chris H. chris# at 1command.com
Wed Jan 2 04:21:54 PST 2008

Quoting Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org>:

> Chris H. wrote:
>> Hello, and happy New Year to all!
>> I'm hoping to update all our servers to 7 in the near future.
>> As such, I'm experimenting with it on one of our less prominent
>> production servers.
>> My procedure for it's installation and usage:
>> download 7-CURRENT disk1 iso (B4) from nearest freebsd mirror
>> install choice - minimum + src
>> make config options, reboot
>> download cvsup-no-gui pkg
>> cvsup ports + src
>> (above procedures performed 2007-12-30)
>> (above procedures again performed on 2007-12-31)
>> In every case, I wiped the hard drive, performing a fresh install.
>> After initial install. Sending a halt, in order to reboot the system
>> results in garbled messages to the console. Specifically, the
>> Syncing disks... message is unintelligible. As does is line
>> preceding it.
>> Also. After syncing the source, I altered/renamed GENERIC and
>> performed build/world/kernel, and install/kernel/world.
>> During the buildworld process I recieved more warnings than I
>> can recall seeing in previous versions <= 6.
>> ee (aee) resulted in "Illegal instruction... core dumped" after
>> the build/install process.
>> FWIW this is on an i386 2 proc MB.
>> Given the many changes in 7, I spent more time reading the doc's
>> and errata than I have spent in previous versions.
>> Thank you for all your time and attention to this matter.
> It is just a sign that 7 is getting higher concurrency than 6 did.
> The warnings are probably from the new compiler (gcc 4) which as 
> usual is more strict and more verbose.  Try building ee with -ggdb 
> and running a backtrace.

OK. Will do. I'll get back and complain if it failed. :)
No. Seriously, I'll try it and report on the results.

Thanks for the reply.


> Kris
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