>Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 13:23:52 -0700 (PDT)
>From: John Polstra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
>Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > #define isalnum(c) (isalpha(c) || isdigit(c))
Actually, following the lead of the definition of isalpha(), the version
I used had the last term of the disjunction wrapped in parens. I
suppose there may be some pathological cases where that could be
But inserting that definition of isalnum() into
/usr/src/lib/libstand/stand.h allowed the build of today's -CURRENT to
succeed for me.
>> Just FWIW, you can't use <ctype.h> in the loader; it's too incestuously
>> entangled with the rest of libc. I suspect that Daniel forgot to update
Thanks for the insight as to why that is....
>Thanks. I wish it had just stayed broken. Running this morning's
>kernel has immediately trashed my entire root filesystem.
Given the fore-warning you provided, I was a little more cautious than
usual: after mergemaster completed, I first booted single-user, did a
manual "fsck -p". No weirdnesses found. (More on config stuff below.)
Then I did a (manual) "mount -a"; again, nothing strange. So I
rebooted, allowing the system to come up multi-user as usual. No
>I updated the kernel and modules and rebooted. Double-checked
>UPDATING, which assured me that the "old fsck and new kernel
>interactions appear to have been fixed." Started a make buildworld.
>It hung almost immediately, in the "rm -rf /usr/obj/local0/src/i386"
>step of "Rebuilding the temporary build tree". No response to the
>keyboard, no response to pings. It wouldn't escape into DDB, and
>there were no messages of any kind.
>Upon rebooting, fsck complained about many unexpected soft-updates
>inconsistencies and other problems. By the time it had finished
>having its way with me, I was left with nothing but "/lost+found".
Urggh. Sympathy. :-(
I haven't tried a "make buildworld" yet -- I'd normally do that after
updating my sources, and after the problem with isalnum(), I had
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and did the "cvs update" in the /usr/src I use for -CURRENT.
>It's a single-CPU system, SCSI disks, nothing special. Obviously I
>can't give you the kernel config file or dmesg output at this point.
On my side, I'm using my laptop -- single-CPU, single IDE drive;
everything mounted with soft updates turned on. It's set up to boot any
of 3 (FreeBSD) environments (so an FS that's root for one would be
mounted elsewhere for others, which is one of the reasons I have soft
updates on everywhere).
Hope your system is recovered soon,
David H. Wolfskill [EMAIL PROTECTED]
As a computing professional, I believe it would be unethical for me to
advise, recommend, or support the use (save possibly for personal
amusement) of any product that is or depends on any Microsoft product.
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