3.8.1 set for release on Monday 16-June-2014

karu.pruun karu.pruun at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 09:40:34 PDT 2014

Thanks for the update!

I am wondering if you could briefly comment on boot0cfg. This might be
(or might not be?) related to a recent strange error I encountered
while installing DFly on a macbookpro: I wiped clean the harddisk and
installed DFly + FreeBSD using an MBR partitioning scheme. Each has an
MBR partition and since DFly was installed last I hit enter when it
asked if I wanted to install bootblocks. The result is strange: DFly's
boot manager can boot FreeBSD but not DFly (after the boot prompt, the
cursor moves to the next line and that's all, the machine hangs). I
can still boot DFly using the install CD (get to boot prompt and tell
the correct rootdev and vfs.root.mountfrom etc), but it's clumsy.

So I wonder if it's boot0cfg or something related to boot1_64 and
boot2_64 that fails the booting process? I suppose the fact that
macbookpro has EFI does not help either. I am not sure how to track
this further.




On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Matthew Dillon
<dillon at apollo.backplane.com> wrote:
>     We will be releasing 3.8.1 on Monday.  It will contain:
>     * Temporary csprng fixes while we work on adding a second algorithm
>     * USB mouse stall fix for X
>     * MXCSR fixes for X and firefox (hopefully they are now fixed).
>     * Updated openssl (again)
>     These changes are in the -release branch already so anyone who wants
>     a jump-start can just compile up a new world/kernel and be done with it.
>     The delay is so we can review a few other things in master that we might
>     want to cherry-pick and to check for and clean up remaining loose ends.
>     I will also use the time to look at boot0cfg and nmalloc cache coloring
>     but adjustments to those might not get into 3.8.1.  boot0cfg... we might
>     just have to say that it shouldn't be used.  It's a pretty bad hack.
>     nmalloc... we might not have time to test the requested performance
>     enhancement for the 3.8.1 roll.
>                                         -Matt
>                                         Matthew Dillon
>                                         <dillon at backplane.com>

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