Is anyone else seeing this?
Running -CURRENT (been tracking it daily for a while, now), I find that
if I run script(1), things basically run as expected... until I try to
close script's stdin (normally, by entering EOT (^D)).
At that point, I can use the mouse (if I'm in an environment where that
makes sense); I can switch among the ttyvNs (up to a point), but nothing
indicates that any (other) characters are being read -- I can't use
Ctl+Alt+Esc to break into the debugger; can't Ctl+Alt+Del to reboot --
it's power-cycle time (unless I remembered[*] that this was going to
happen, and set up an "at" task to reboot at some auspicious time in the
I first noticed this a few days ago, in conjunction with my normal build
sequence: I would fire up screen(1), within that "screen" session, fire
up script(1), do the "make buildworld" & friends; after the mergemaster,
I'd exit script(1), then reboot.
Except that (starting a few days ago -- between Sunday - Tuesday, I
think) I would hit ^D on the script session, and fail to get a shell
prompt back. I could still type on xterms displayed on my laptop (the
machine I was upgrading at the time) that were actually running on other
machines (and get expected/useful responses back, too). And as
alluded to above, setting up an "at" task ahead of time appears to
I had thought that there might be some correlation bewteen this and some
whines (warning messages) I was seeing from sudo(8), since I needed to
have a different sudo executable for -CURRENT than I do for -STABLE.
So, this afternoon, I removed sudo & re-built it (under today's
But then I discovered that the behavior (quasi-lockup) occurs even if I
use script(1) as a "normal" user -- no use of sudo at all.
This would seem to be A Bad Thing.
Here's my recent CVSup history:
freebeast(4.5-S) tail /var/log/cvsup-history.log
CVSup begin from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Mon Mar 4 03:47:03 PST 2002
CVSup ended from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Mon Mar 4 03:53:29 PST 2002
CVSup begin from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Tue Mar 5 03:47:07 PST 2002
CVSup ended from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Tue Mar 5 03:54:20 PST 2002
CVSup begin from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Wed Mar 6 03:47:02 PST 2002
CVSup ended from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Wed Mar 6 03:53:38 PST 2002
CVSup begin from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Thu Mar 7 03:47:02 PST 2002
CVSup ended from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Thu Mar 7 03:53:22 PST 2002
CVSup begin from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Fri Mar 8 03:47:03 PST 2002
CVSup ended from cvsup14.freebsd.org at Fri Mar 8 03:53:39 PST 2002
And the laptop is presently running:
g1-6(5.0-C) uname -a
FreeBSD g1-6.catwhisker.org 5.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT #93: Fri Mar 8 08:17:09
PST 2002 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/common/S3/obj/usr/src/sys/LAPTOP_30W i386
If some kind soul would care to loan me a clue, I'll be happy to
hunt for causes and such. I can provide kernel configs, dmesg
output, and the like on a Web page, if that would be useful -- but
what I'm asking for at this point is hints for narrowing the scope
down somewhat from "the entire known universe". (OK; that was
* "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backaards," the Queen
remarked. -- Lewis Carroll; _Through the Looking-Glass_ ("Wool and
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