Subject: Re: wrstuden-fixsa test binaries
To: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/09/2007 09:37:30
On Saturday 08 September 2007 08:43, Bill Stouder-Studenmund wrote:
> I've placed releases for i386 and amd64 of the wrstuden-fixsa branch at:
> These installs are based on NetBSD 4.0 RC1 with the fixsa changes.
> Unfortunately the date in my machine was off, so the dates on the files
> are around Aug 11. The releases really are RC1. While I could have re-run
> the builds, I decdided to get the binaries out instead.
> The main threading changes in this build are:
> 1) we no longer allocate memory while trying to sleep. A consequence of
> this should be better kernel stability. Before, we could possibly miss an
> interrupt or wakeup while sleeping, since we weren't yet sleeping on what
> the calling routine thought we were sleeping on.
> 2) Threading fixes for gdb. Nick Hudson has been taking care of these.
> They compile (and I hope work) on i386. There are compile issues on MIPS.

This won't be enabled as I hadn't committed some glue. I have done this now 
for i386.

> These changes need testing. I _think_ they are fine, but I only have a
> limited set of test cases. I also hope I got the merge to RC1 right. :-)
> Take care,
> Bill