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Re: kern/55154 (Running sysctl test on macppc in qemu triggers panic)

The following reply was made to PR kern/55154; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: kern/55154 (Running sysctl test on macppc in qemu triggers panic)
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2020 09:24:23 +0200

 On Thu, Apr 09, 2020 at 06:19:12AM +0000, wrote:
 > The panic no longer occurs.  Thanks.
 I think Paul's commit is just hiding the symptoms for this simple test,
 while it is easy to fix the various causes:
  1) fix the boot method used by Anita on macppc to properly pass symbols
     to the kernel (this is optional, but should be done long term)
     [and I don't know why Anita/qemu do it differently than real hardware,
      but there could be sub items that I am personally and as releng 
    (1a) fix the build to provide working bootable ISOs for all macppc builds
    (1b) fix sysinst to deal with ofwboot.xcf and an explicit boot partition
         on macppc [there has been preliminary work on this recently]
  2) fix the kernel modload support to reject any attempts of module loading
     when the symbol table is empty
  3) fix the opencrypto code to properly deal with module load failure (or
     non-availability of modules) - maybe this is what Paul did and I 
 Paul, Joerg, could you comment?

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