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FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2/alpha successes/failures

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 06:28:45PM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote..
> Yesterday, I wrote:
> >On Mon, 2004-Aug-30 21:13:25 +0200, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> >>FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2 for the Alpha architecture:
> >
> >disk2 boots and seems to run on my AS400 4/233.  Some slight glitches:
> ...
> I picked up a further glitch which appeared on both the AS400 and ES40
> so I don't think it was my imagination:
> When running the fixit shell, 'Ctrl-C' violates POLA.  It doesn't seem
> to interrupt the running process but continued pressing will cause the
> system to being up a box "Installation interrupt" and halt.

Probably platform independent (I mean, probably the same on all Alphas)

> >running nicely.  I've left it doing a buildworld with /usr/{src,obj}
> >mounted via NFS (due to lack of local diskspace).  I don't expect it
> >to finish for a while and will report back if there are problems.
> The buildworld wasn't as successful - trying to buildworld a fresh
> RELENG_5 using
> sh -c 'MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/home/obj/asv400 make CPUTYPE=ev45 buildworld'
> consistently dies with:
> ===> gnu/usr.bin/cc/cc1plus
> gperf -o -C -E -k '1-6,$' -j1 -D -N 'libc_name_p' -L ANSI-C  /home/src5/gnu/usr.
> bin/cc/cc1plus/../../../../contrib/gcc/cp/cfns.gperf > cfns.h
> No words in input file, did you forget to prepend %% or use -t accidentally?
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /home/src5/gnu/usr.bin/cc/cc1plus.


> On a AS4100 4xEV5/466 and 8GB RAM (logically reduced to 2GB),
> it hangs just after GEOM configures md0c.

I think ticso has no such problems on his AS4100(?)

> I haven't tried a DS10 (I'll have to see if I can pick one that can be
> rebooted without causing problems) or a ES45 (I don't think this is
> supported and finding one to experiment on could also be difficult).

DS10 works, I have one. No need to try.  ES45 will most likely not work
(but it would be interesting to see what happens :)

Wilko Bulte				wilko_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org