Subject: Re: Updating Shark to current/2.0
To: Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2004 16:06:16
On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, Hal Murray wrote:
> [Context is hang when running find or du over a big chunk of disk. Advice
> was new kernel.]
> Is there a ready-to-go pile of Shark bits for current? If so, where? I
> didn't find a shark slot in sup. ...
> This looks like the best recipe to update from 1.6 to current.
> Is that likely to work without much tinkering if I'm willing to let the
> machine do a lot of work?
> I think I built a kernel correctly. It boots, and ran a lot of disk activity
> without hanging.
> But the network didn't work. Will that all get better if I keep going and
> build/install a new userland. Or will I be getting in deeper? (Backing out
> of a new kernel is simple. I've never tried backing out of a new userland.)
> What's the schedule for 2.0? Should I just wait a while and help with the
> official pre-release testing?
I'd pull down a 2.0_BETA set from releng.netbsd.org
The new kernel should just work with the 1.6 userland, including
network. One way to test a new userland is to extract the
userland into /subdir, boot the new kernel single user and then
run 'chroot /subdir'. You now have a new kernel & matched userland
with which to test :)
David/absolute -- www.netbsd.org: No hype required --