6.3-RELEASE panic

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 23 07:06:13 PST 2008

On Monday 21 January 2008 07:13:26 pm Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Colin Percival wrote:
> > Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >> Petr Holub wrote:
> >>> as I've said in my previous email (outside the list), I've got the
> >>> kernel through freebsd-update and it seems there is no  kernel.debug
> >>> nor kernel.symbols present. Would it be possible to get the .symbols
> >>> or .debug for that kernel? (See my previuous email with more detailed
> >>> info).
> >> Ah, I missed that, sorry.  Colin hopefully will have the kernel.debug
> >> handy.
> > 
> > I'm afraid not -- FreeBSD Update is just distributing the bits from the
> > release ISO image, and the release ISO doesn't include kernel debug bits
> > (at least, not on 6.3-RELEASE -- I think it does on 7.0-RC1).
> I thought we shipped the debugging symbols in /boot precisely for the 
> reason of making panics with default installs not report useless traces :(

In the past re@ has removed the 'makeoptions DEBUG=-g' from GENERIC when
making a stable branch.  6.x doesn't have the foo.symbols changes in it
either.  It's too late for 6.3, but we should make sure 7.0 has symbols
enabled by default still.

John Baldwin

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