[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade to RC1 - Needed time to cook and a few reboots. Needs fixing
kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Mar 31 07:54:09 PDT 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
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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