Subject: Re: 1.5.3_RC2 kernel problem
To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/2002 20:06:19
Bernd Ernesti said:

>Btw, are you using the default compiler options and could you try to boot
>the generic kernel from the rc2 snapshot?

So the kernel from the latest rc2 snapshot works. I did another update
from anoncvs about 1 hour ago after doing a "make build" and rebooting.

I then built a new GENERIC kernel, which seems to be smaller that the kernel
from the snapshot.

Snapshot kernel:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  5033864 Apr 29 14:14 /netbsd

text    data    bss     dec     hex     filename
4152013 398804  313512  4864329 4a3949  /netbsd

Kernel I just built:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  5033832 Apr 29 19:21 netbsd

text    data    bss     dec     hex     filename
4152011 398804  313512  4864327 4a3947  netbsd

Kernel that continually reboots:

-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  5033832 Apr 28 16:24 ../GENERIC.sav/netbsd

text    data    bss     dec     hex     filename
4152007 398804  313512  4864323 4a3943  ../GENERIC.sav/netbsd

The kernel that I just built works fine. I have no idea what happened.
It seems like rebuilding userland and build tools fixed the problem.

I'm now going to build a stripped down kernel and see what that does.

Rick Kelly