[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade to RC1 - Needed time to cook and a few reboots. Needs fixing

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Mar 31 06:54:09 PST 2009


Peter Brewster wrote:
> I did a boot-only upgrade to RC1 from an up-to-date beta.  That seemed to go perfectly - except.
> 
> The first reboot got tangled up on the garden-variety VGA display - and X just got lost.  With each reboot things got a little better and after four or five it seems to be working, kicker and all.  This was very similar to my starting beta experience.
> 
> An hour later, after a meal, I went to look at some video clips on nytimes.com after pbi'ing FF 3.0.7.  No dice.  I pbi'd VLC and the first time it too failed.  After a few tries VLC worked and gradually FF and nytimes video clips came to life.
> 
> My take is that there are some time dependencies here - and they take a few hours and a few reboots to resolve themselves.
> 
> This does not greatly affect me - ignoring some irritation.  But it would be a kiss of death for the innocent PC'er who wants to skip out of a Windows situation.  This needs fixing.
> 
> Peter Brewster
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> !DSPAM:1,49d167ec20164907517066!
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Peter,

I think these problems are related to our tuning of the kern.hz 
variable. PC-BSD doesn't have any "self-healing" or "syncing" feature 
which would fix it over time :)

I've removed that setting on the 7.1-Final, so hopefully these problems 
will go away for you.



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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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