Ready for 20050309? (Re: HEADS UP - ACPICA code updated to 20050211 on -CURRENT)

Bill Hacker wbh at
Sat Mar 19 11:18:11 PST 2005

Matthew Dillon wrote:

:Ok, while your head is (hopefully) still up, if 20050211 works
:without a problem and you have time, can you try the following
:procedure to make sure the newer version 20050309 doesn't introduce
:a new problem?
:% cd /sys/contrib/dev
:% fetch
:% tar zxf acpica-unix-20050309.tar.gz
:% cd /sys/dev/acpica5
:% sed -i.bak -e '/^SYSACPICA_VERSION/s/20050211/20050309/'
:% setenv MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX /var/tmp/obj
:% make obj && make depend && make && su root -c 'make install'
:(reboot your computer, drop into loader prompt, and type `boot -v'.
: you can remove /var/tmp/obj afterwards)
:I'm going to update the ACPICA code to 20050309 soon because, after
:(or just before) the last import, Intel released two versions which
:claim to fix AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT issue, and in fact there's been
:one report that 20050211 had a problem on the reporter's computer which
:was solved by 20050309. So if the latter has no other issues, I want to
:update it before the next slip of -Stable tag.
    Lets move fast on this.  I want to slip the stable tag ASAP and I
    (was) only waiting on Jeff's tcp panic fix to be committed before
    doing it.  I was going to address the libc_r issue with Opera 
    blocking for long periods of time by slipping it again after that is
    found and fix.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
(Just) Opera?  Does that mean that (the perhaps more widely used) 
Firefox *has*
been fixed already?  If not, no sweat ....


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