Subject: Re: 1.6.1 lack of stability on cats
To: Ben Harris <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/03/2003 12:20:44
> On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > I've just been running 1.6.1 RC1 on my cats box and am concerned about
> > the stability, I've had a coupld of core dumps, and even had it
> > disconnect me part way through an xsrc build.  This didn't happen with
> > 1.6, I'm wondering what major changes have occured on the arm port to
> > cause this.  Anyone any thoughts on this?
> My immediate thought (and something that's been sitting at the back of my
> mind and completely failing to get any useful attention for months) is
> that we might have some but not all of the copyin/out updates in the 1.6
> branch, and might hence have a copyin/out that handles misaligned buffers
> wrongly.
> Unfortunately, I haven't unpacked any of my NetBSD/arm boxes since I moved
> house in November (well, apart from the NC, but it's not really a
> development box), and I've been busy making PuTTY go on Mac OS, so I've
> been kind of neglecting NetBSD.

Sounds very likely,  bcopyinout.S on the branch is effectively 1.1 from 
the trunk (though CVS thinks it's parented off 1.9 for some strange