Subject: Re: 1.5 ALPHA snapshot kernel build hangs
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Matthew Fredette <fredette@MIT.EDU>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/01/2000 16:08:42
> It has only accumulated 10 minutes of CPU time, how do you know its hung?
> With an 8MB system it will probably take 5 - 6 hours to build the kernel. 
> However, that being said, check to see if it is stuck in a disk wait, and 
> if so check the termination on your SCSI bus. I have seen the SCSI driver 
> hang on poorly terminated busses because it lost the handshake to the disk. 
> However, if it is just cc1 that is running and you can still get a shell 
> prompt (ie the scheduler is in fact running) then I'd bet it is just 
> working hard to compile your kernel.

I completely jumped the gun here - sorry for the alarm!

After an hour or so, it finished compiling kern/init_main.c and moved on.


Matt Fredette,,
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