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Re: Native build...

Johnny Billquist writes:
> Greg Oster wrote:
> > Johnny Billquist writes:
> >> #18483, for instance. That error looked so familiar, and sure enough, it 
> >> has been fixed as far as I can tell. And if I remember right, it's been 
> >> quite a while since it was fixed.
> > 
> > If you can verify it's fixed, I'll close the PR....
> I just tried it on my 4000/90 as by the PR, and it worked. Ie. no crash 
> as described on the PR, but instead got the expected result.

Thanks.  I've closed the PR.

> >> As for 5.0, it also seems to go catatonic on me regularly when running 
> >> on my 4000/90. Anyone else noticed something like this?
> > 
> > All I've attempted to do with netbsd-5 on my 4000/60 so far is to 
> > build.sh a release...  that died some 26 hours later, and I havn't 
> > played with the box much since...
> Hmm. If you try to do something while it's building, you should see what 
> I'm seeing, if the problem isn't something local to me.
> I assume that the crash was the usual groff crashes just mentioned, by 
> the way.


> I'm pretty sure I've talked about those on this mailing list in the 
> past, so if someone wants to know how old this problem is, I think a 
> search through the archives should give a clue.
> And usual, a "workaround" is just to restart the build, with -u. But 
> you'll need to do it about six times before you're past the problematic 
> spot.

Yes... I recall doing that ages ago too... 

> >> I'm just doing a native build, and the machine totally goes silent on me 
> >> for a while, and then wakes up again, with no sign or clue on why it was 
> >> quiet.
> > 
> > Hmm.. never noticed that sort of behaviour before, but I just started 
> > a build and only checked in on it once or twice... 
> I tend to do more things meanwhile, such as running top, system, and 
> occasionally try other things in parallel.

I sometimes run top for a bit, but, given that it's going to take it 
weeks to complete, I usually try to give it all the cycles it can 
get! :)  (I havn't tried simh recently to see how well that fares... )


Greg Oster

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