cvs commit: src/sys/kern src/sys/vfs/nfs

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Mon Oct 4 19:59:09 PDT 2004

:Abject apologies for being such a dunce, but I need help.  This is what
:I've done so far:
:Compiled/rebooted a new kernel with "INVARIANTS" + "INVARIANT_SUPPORT"+
:"makeoptions DEBUG=-g" + "DDB".

    That's all correct.

:nfs-mounted(ro) the root directory of the linux box on /mnt.
:cd /mnt/usr/local/lib/mozilla-1.8a5/
:ldd ./mozilla-bin (this also produces a missing-lib error on FBSD)
:Now I have the 'blocked on lib' error and an uninterruptible wait
:on the 'mozilla-bin' process.  So far, so good.


:Now I hit 'ctl-alt-esc' and all I get is a skull-and-crossbones icon!
:Okay, I switch to a pseudo-terminal and login as root and try the
:'ctl-alt-esc' again -- absolutely nothing happens.  Nothing!  :o(
:I was expecting to start ddb so I could get a coredump.  Can you
:tell me where I went wrong (in baby steps, of course)?

    You don't have to login as root.  ctl-alt-esc from a character
    console should have worked.  I'm not sure why it didn't.

    Try booting normally, but don't start X, and when the machine
    comes up try ctl-alt-esc on the character console right then
    and there.  If it works and you drop into ddb> you can 'cont'
    to go back to normal operation.


    In anycase, don't worry about it too much.  I am going to commit
    another patch real soon now and would appreciate more testing!

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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