Unexpected soft update inconsistency

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Jun 9 11:29:23 PDT 2006

:> SIZE=512 MTIME=[date] COUNT 21 SHOULD BE 22
:> I tell it to correct the error and all seems fine until the
:> next 'write error' while trying to build firefox.  The error
:> always occurs just after the message 'leaving directory <foo>'
:> so it's not entirely random the way an overheating CPU might
:> behave.
:> Any ideas how I can debug this?
:> Anyone else seeing the same thing?
:At least the "write errors" do I have, too, when building certain packages 
:with bmake. When I do a "bmake install clean" again, bmake continues building 
:the package.

    The 'write error' from the bmake is different from a disk write 
    error, which I think walt is getting.  But a disk write error should
    produce a console message (something in the dmesg output and on the

    It might be possible to trace out the cause of the bmake write error
    by ktraceing the build.  Something like this:

    ktrace -i -t cns bmake

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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