Re: HEADS UP! bad bug in -current.

2001-05-02 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 1 May 2001, Jordan Hubbard wrote: Say, FreeBSD is usually pretty safe, even in CURRENT. Has something near this magnitude of Really Bad Stuffage snuck into the codebase before? No, it's not common, and it generally takes a Dane swinging something sharp to inflict quite this

Re: Any chance of release patch being committed?

2001-05-03 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 4 May 2001, J Wunsch wrote: Terry Lambert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Isn't anyone but me and Walnut Creek cum BSDI cum Windriver Systems using make release?!? We are, but why would we use anything else than GENERIC for it, seriously? I'd never roll a `release' for my current

Re: HEADS UP! bad bug in -current.

2001-05-04 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 4 May 2001, John Polstra wrote: In article [EMAIL PROTECTED], Robert Watson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think we can all take lessons from phk here -- he achieves a level of destructiveness that makes even the pro's marvel in wonder. Your criticism is grossly unfair

Garbage during serial console login on recent -CURRENT

2001-05-06 Thread Robert Watson
I just updated a box to a recent -CURRENT (first Thursday, then today), and have been having the following problem for its serial console login: FreeBSD/i386 (dev.TrustedBSD.org) (ttyd0) ••gin: MK²aB•ÙÉÕÍѕ‘ MzÉëËKaþ FreeBSD/i386 (dev.TrustedBSD.org) (ttyd0) ••gin: MJ²aB•ÙÉÕÍѕ‘

Re: pgm to kill 4.3 via vm

2001-05-08 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 8 May 2001, John Baldwin wrote: That's easy enough. Well, it used to be at least. You can use 'ps' to find the address of the struct proc (first pointer in the display) and then do 'call psignal(addr, 9)' to send SIGKILL to the process. Then hit 'c' to continue and voila, the

Re: pgm to kill 4.3 via vm

2001-05-09 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 9 May 2001, John Baldwin wrote: I am more worried about the fact that you can deadlock the debugger. What does the debugger do if another process hold the proc lock on the process you want to kill? Cute, eh? The debugger is an extra special environment. Most of the time you've

Re: pgm to kill 4.3 via vm

2001-05-10 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Garrett Wollman wrote: On Tue, 8 May 2001 23:31:51 -0400 (EDT), Robert Watson [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: I followed everything here fine until you asserted that the debugger shouldn't need any locks. When the debugger is running, everything else should have been

Re: DEVFS

2001-05-11 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 11 May 2001, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bruce Evan s writes: Blame the poor design of mount(2) (and ask Adrian when he fixes it :-) It must be the excellent design of mount(2) that makes it so easy to do things with it where it can be used :-).

Re: pgm to kill 4.3 via vm

2001-05-14 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 14 May 2001, Garrett Wollman wrote: On Thu, 10 May 2001 12:40:42 -0400 (EDT), Robert Watson [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: The process and signal-related structures may be inconsistent if the debugger disregards existing locks held over those structures. It does not matter if code

current.FreeBSD.org: package building?

2001-05-17 Thread Robert Watson
The last package build on current.FreeBSD.org seems to be from March 26th. Is there any chance we could get an updated package build for -CURRENT? Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Project [EMAIL PROTECTED] NAI Labs, Safeport Network Services To Unsubscribe:

Re: panic: workitem_free: still on list

2001-05-20 Thread Robert Watson
I sent a similar crash trace to Kirk recently, and he claimed to have fixed it (look for a commit crediting me as a source of information sometime in the last few days). However, given the currently VM problems, you'll want to pull in those FFS patches carefully :-). Since I'm 500 miles from

Re: -current is _definitely_ not stable right now

2001-05-28 Thread Robert Watson
I haven't made any mutex commits -- my commits were credential-related. At least two bugs have popped up and been resolved since the pcred removal commits, including: 1) Bug in execve() such that saved uids/gids were not being done in some situations. 2) Bug in crfree() such that there was a

Re: NFS v4

2001-06-14 Thread Robert Watson
The only BSD-related NFSv4 work I know about is at: http://www.citi.umich.edu/projects/nfsv4/download/ The amount of BSD-related information on the CITI NFSv4 page has gradually diminished over time (that is, originally they proudly stated ports to Linux and OpenBSD, and now they proudly

Re: [CFR] ucred.cr_gid

2001-06-26 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Ruslan Ermilov wrote: Could someone please take a look at it before I commit this? I won't get a chance to properly review this until I'm at USENIX tomorrow. If you're willing to hold off for about a week, I'd be happy to give it a fairly detailed review: I had some

Re: Linux ls fails on DEVFS /dev

2001-08-05 Thread Robert Watson
I reported this problem on the linprocfs and procfs modules a while back while playing with a complete Linux environment under jail(). So clearly we have a general problem among our synthetic file systems with regards to the linux emulator (and possibly other emulators?) Robert N M Watson

Re: quick informal survey: OpenSSH broken?

2001-07-31 Thread Robert Watson
My only real observation is that with Protocol using (2) by default, my logins to RELENG_4 boxes using RSA key authentication are broken. If I stick a Protocol 1 in, it works fine, but it took me a bit to figure out what was going on, and given that scp doesn't support -1, was a bit of a pain.

Re: Kernel stack hogs list available

2001-08-16 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 15 Aug 2001, Julian Elischer wrote: I ported the code to allow gcc to report functions that use too much of our 3.4KB kernel stacks. Julian, This is way cool stuff. I assume these are done based on i386 stack frame layouts? Running on other platforms will result in different

Re: [rfc] migrate lagg to an rmlock

2013-08-24 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 24 Aug 2013, Alexander V. Chernikov wrote: On 24.08.2013 00:54, Adrian Chadd wrote: I'd like to commit this to -10. It migrates the if_lagg locking from a rw lock to a rm lock. We see a bit of contention between the transmit and We're running lagg with rmlock on several hundred

nroff -mandoc | more no longer works

2011-08-14 Thread Robert Watson
I'm guessing this relates to nroff/groff tweaks, but I was a bit unhappy to learn that the command I've used for the last decade to render man pages while editing them (nroff -mandoc foo.1 | more) no longer works (output below). It seems likely this has to do with teaching groff to use ANSI

Re: buildworld failure

2011-08-14 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011, Kip Macy wrote: The module makefile needs to be updated evidently. Just add it to the dependencies until rwatson gets around to fixing it. Building modules with world is pretty uncommon (I assume that's what is going on here -- MODULES_WITH_WORLD), so it looks like we

Avoid kernels between r224778 and r224841; bug causes buildworld failure

2011-08-14 Thread Robert Watson
Dear all: As you may have seen from current@ traffic, a bug crept in during the Capsicum merge, introduced by the infamous Last Minute Cleanup and not caught in pre-commit testing. The most noticed effect of the bug is to cause buildworld to fail due to a problem with

Re: buildworld failure

2011-08-14 Thread Robert Watson
On Sun, 14 Aug 2011, Alexander Best wrote: has anybody seen this buildworld failure? Could you try the attached patch and see if it helps? I currently have it in the re@ approval queue. It does appear to fix the problem here. Generally, I would strongly advise against using modules

Call to arms: MPSAFE file systems (was: Re: Removal of Giant from the VFS layer for 10.0)

2011-09-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 27 Aug 2011, Attilio Rao wrote: With the aid of kib and rwatson I made a roughly outlined plan about what is left to do in order to have all the filesystems locked (or eventually dropped) before 10.0) and is summarized here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/NONMPSAFE_DEORBIT_VFS Here's a

Re: sysctl filesystem ?

2012-06-26 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Chris Rees wrote: as well as we don't depend of /proc for normal operation we shouldn't for say /proc/sysctl improvements are welcome, better documentation is welcome, changes to what is OK - isn't. /proc/sysctl might be useful. Just because Linux uses it doesn't make

Re: Adding support for WC (write-combining) memory to bus_dma

2012-07-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 12 Jul 2012, Ian Lepore wrote: To be clear, I'm not objecting to your proposed changes, I'm more just musing that similar problems exist in non-x86 architectures and maybe an MI solution is possible (or at least the groundwork could be laid)? I was likewise going to comment that

Re: netisr panic?

2012-11-17 Thread Robert Watson
Panics along these lines often occur if there is a concurrency bug in a device driver such that it modifies an mbuf after dispatching to the network stack. E.g., by freeing it, reusing it, an errant dereference, etc. Not guaranteed, but that is where I'd start. Robert On Sat, 17 Nov 2012,

Distributed audit daemon committed (was: svn commit: r243752 - in head: etc etc/defaults etc/mail etc/mtree etc/rc.d share/man/man4 usr.sbin usr.sbin/auditdistd (fwd))

2012-12-01 Thread Robert Watson
-- Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:11:46 + (UTC) From: Robert Watson rwat...@freebsd.org To: src-committ...@freebsd.org, svn-src-...@freebsd.org, svn-src-h...@freebsd.org Subject: svn commit: r243752 - in head: etc etc/defaults etc/mail etc/mtree etc/rc.d share/man/man4 usr.sbin

Re: Distributed audit daemon committed (was: svn commit: r243752 - in head: etc etc/defaults etc/mail etc/mtree etc/rc.d share/man/man4 usr.sbin usr.sbin/auditdistd (fwd))

2012-12-02 Thread Robert Watson
On Sun, 2 Dec 2012, O. Hartmann wrote: Does mergemaster -p help? I had the very same problem and complained about it on current@. mergemaster -p definitely helped for me and I was given the advise to use mergemaster -p prior to every make installworld. Just to follow up on this thread,

Re: Sleeping thread (tid 100033, pid 16): panic in FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT/amd64 r228662

2011-12-20 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 20 Dec 2011, Attilio Rao wrote: As we are here, however, I have a question for Robert here: do you think we should support the _ddb() variant of options even in the case DDB is not enabled in the kernel? It's possible that _ddb() should be spelled _unlocked(), or perhaps _debug(),

Re: DTrace/MIPS port

2012-03-02 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 1 Mar 2012, Oleksandr Tymoshenko wrote: Last few weeks I've been working on DTrace port for MIPS architecture. I believe that project reached the stage when it's ready for public review/testing before going into the tree. Patch and some information could be found here:

Re: processes stuck in vmo_de state

2014-03-13 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 11 Mar 2014, Xin Li wrote: I have recently upgraded my home storage box (Avoton based board running FreeBSD/amd64) from 10.0-RELEASE (patched with some ZFS changes) to -CURRENT. It looks like the system would easily hang when I start 'buildworld', when this happens, I saw sh process

Re: [heads up] axing AppleTalk and IPX/SPX

2014-03-14 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 13 Mar 2014, Gleb Smirnoff wrote: Since initial mail http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2013-October/045911.html did not raise a lot of objection, I'm going to proceed with this. Ditto here -- on the one hand, a shame, and on the other, reality. Remember to also

Re: www/chromium crashing whole system

2010-11-13 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 13 Nov 2010, Alexander Best wrote: i tried detaching and attaching my keyboard after chromium crashed my system and the lights of the keyboard didn't even went on. so in fact everything crashed and not just X. If I said it unclear, let me repeat, the usermode crash dump you got

Re: www/chromium crashing whole system

2010-11-13 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 13 Nov 2010, Garrett Cooper wrote: Isn't there also DEADLKRES that might be helpful in this case (if Alex is really dealing with a livelock in the kernel)...? The deadlock resolver is compiled into the GENERIC kernel on -CURRENT, so I'm assuming it hasn't helped (or perhaps is

Re: [head tinderbox] failure on powerpc64/powerpc

2010-12-22 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010, Mike Tancsa wrote: I think Tinderbox has a bad source tree. Lines 557 and 569 make sense from the old version of kern_fail.c before either of my commits. So is Tinderbox somehow building with an old kern_fail.c but an updated sys/fail.h? That would explain the build

Re: TCP resident expert?

2011-01-16 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, William Allen Simpson wrote: Who's the kernel expert on TCP around here? ISC wants me to port TCPCT to FreeBSD. Although I've joined this list (some time ago), I've not seen any traffic discussing TCP'ish things. Need somebody willing to walk me through the processes

Re: Ethernet Drivers: Question on Sending Received Packets to the FreeBSD Network Stack

2011-02-04 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 3 Feb 2011, Julian Elischer wrote: On 2/3/11 10:08 AM, David Somayajulu wrote: Hi All, While sending the Received Ethernet Frames (non - LRO case) to the FreeBSD Network Stack via (struct ifnet *)-if_input((struct ifnet *), (struct *mbuf)); Is it possible to send multiple Ethernet

Re: DTrace Broken?

2011-02-20 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Shawn Webb wrote: Hey fellow current users, Looks like dtrace is broken in current: # dtrace -l -f acl dtrace: invalid probe specifier acl: /usr/lib/dtrace/psinfo.d, line 37: syntax error near uid_t Error messages along these lines almost always mean that the kernel

Capsicum merge in progress (was: Re: Capsicum -- 9.x merge in sight)

2011-03-02 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 22 Jan 2011, Robert Watson wrote: Jon and my current plan is to merge, over the next few months, various kernel features required to support Capscium sandboxing for FreeBSD 9.0: first capability mode support (this week), then capabilities themselves (which are a form of file

FYI: merging TCP, UDP, netisr locking changes

2011-05-24 Thread Robert Watson
Dear all: Over the next few days, I will be merging a number of TCP-related locking changes, as well as changes to various network stack infrastructure bits, such as the netisr implementation. The goal, generally, has been to move us in the direction of supporting more clear CPU affinity for

Re: FYI: merging TCP, UDP, netisr locking changes

2011-05-30 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 24 May 2011, Robert Watson wrote: Over the next few days, I will be merging a number of TCP-related locking changes, as well as changes to various network stack infrastructure bits, such as the netisr implementation. The goal, generally, has been to move us in the direction

Re: HEADSUP: wd driver will be retired!

1999-12-15 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Peter Wemm wrote: The RZ1000 is *dangerous*! We are doing no favours by making it run.. :-/ IMHO It is better to loose the user by not playing ball than to corrupt their data or run unreliably and make them hate us for it.

Re: NO! Re: [PATCHES] Two fixes for lpd/lpc for review and test

1999-12-24 Thread Robert Watson
This is not a comment on your code, which I have not inspected yet, but instead on the idea of the optimization. This is probably not a serious objection, but keep in mind that this optimization does not produce identical behavior in some case. For example, imagine that the user has a number

Re: 4.0 code freeze scheduled for Jan 15th

2000-01-06 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 6 Jan 100, Darren Reed wrote: For what it's worth, I think releasing 4.0 *without* IPv6 support is a mistake. Why ? Because in 12 months FreeBSD 5.0 will be released *with* IPv6 support (I'd count IPv6 as being a big enough change to signify a major release number change). If

installing 4.0 2/26 snapshot: edX/hardware probe problems

2000-02-26 Thread Robert Watson
I have a somewhat old 486 box I'm using as a dual-homed host. It has two SMC EtherEZ ISA cards in it, and works fine under 3.4-STABLE. The cards are on irregular ports/IRQs/et al. My problem is that in the kernel config, it is only possible to hard code ed0's settings, but that ed1 is probed

break in libcrypto?

2000-02-18 Thread Robert Watson
Was wondering if anyone else was seeing this one. I'm following the jail(8) build directions on the 02-14 snapshot. I've had the build directions work previously, so I'm a little puzzled. During the make all phase, I get the errors below. I cvsup'd this morning, but still get the same

Re: break in libcrypto?

2000-02-18 Thread Robert Watson
A further data point: I was building with a -j, so maybe there's a dependency mixup with the beforedepend target? If I manually cd to the directory and do a make beforedepend, things continue naturally from there. On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Robert Watson wrote: Was wondering if anyone else

Re: Crypto progress! (And a Biiiig TODO list)

2000-02-18 Thread Robert Watson
Another technique that could be used, and gets discussed occasionally on -security, is passing authentication information via ancillary data transfer on UNIX domain sockets. You could limit the effectiveness of DOS attacks by rate limiting per-uid, for example. It should be noted that both the

Re: break in libcrypto?

2000-02-18 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Kris Kennaway wrote: On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Robert Watson wrote: What value of -j? I've built fine with -j4 and -j8, but this says that the depend target hadn't run before the all target did. Did you 'make depend' before building? Nope -- my make

4.0: default path when su'd

2000-02-27 Thread Robert Watson
While trying to explain to someone how to run ping, I noticed that by default, we exclude /sbin and /usr/sbin (etc) from the normal user path. There are various arguments as to whether that is a good idea or not (especially given that ping and md5 are both in /sbin...?), but my current

ie0 and fe0 probes in 4.0-CURRENT GENERIC break ep0 probe

2000-02-27 Thread Robert Watson
I've posted about this previously, and am still hoping for a useful answer :-). I have a box with an ISA 3Com 3C509 Etherlink III card in it, but the ie0 and fe0 probes now come before the ep0 probe in the boot sequence. If those two probes are enabled, as they are on the same port (0x300) they

Re: 4.0: default path when su'd

2000-02-27 Thread Robert Watson
On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, Kris Kennaway wrote: On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, Robert Watson wrote: path, we should consider moving a few of the things in /sbin and /usr/sbin into /bin and /usr/bin respectively. For example, md5 is sufficiently useful for all users that having it in the default user

Re: KLD naming

1999-01-20 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 20 Jan 1999, Mike Smith wrote: I was just pointing out that having things in subdirectories is better than having a zillion files piled into a single directory. I'm torn between agreeing that it's tidier and disagreeing on the grounds that it's much more of a pain to administer.

Re: removing f2c from base distribution

1999-01-27 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, RT wrote: I highly doubt that I'll ever use FORTRAN directly or indirectly. If it's not used by a vast majority, it should be optional... So the problem seems to be that 'included in the system' is a problem because the system gets unwieldy in terms of junk a lot of

Naming files in sys/kern

1999-01-27 Thread Robert Watson
I was wondering what the naming scheme for files in /usr/src/sys/kern was :). There seem to be several sorts of files there-- bus_if.mdevice_.m imgact_*.c inflate.c init_*.ckern_*.c link_*.cmake*.{pl,sh}

Re: Naming files in sys/kern

1999-01-28 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Garrett Wollman wrote: On Wed, 27 Jan 1999 18:30:15 -0500 (EST), Robert Watson rob...@cyrus.watson.org said: It's not clear to me, when thinking of introducing a new file (say, for auditing support :), what I should name it. Would it be kern_audit.c or sys_audit.c

swap_page_getswapspace failed (don't do stupid things with /dev/mem)

1999-02-01 Thread Robert Watson
is a few days old on the 4.0-CURRENT branch. Source: auditd.c (just disable auditing stuff to make it compile). Invoke as auditd /dev/mem. /*- * Copyright (c) 1999 Robert Watson * All rights reserved. * * Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without * modification

Re: swap_page_getswapspace failed (don't do stupid things with /dev/mem)

1999-02-01 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Matthew Dillon wrote: Uh. Mm.. Hmm :-) i = read(fd, size, sizeof(size)); ... malloc(bufsize * sizeof(char)) i = read(fd, buf, bufsize); When you are reading /dev/mem, 'size' can turn out to be anything. You are then

Re: swap_page_getswapspace failed (don't do stupid things with /dev/mem)

1999-02-02 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Matthew Dillon wrote: :So this probably works for non-root users on files like /dev/zero that can :produce as much data as you might be interested in, suggesting a fun :denial of service attack for the bored and/or insane. Presumably the datasize limit can be used

buildworld problems

1999-02-22 Thread Robert Watson
I've been unable to buildworld for a day or so now, much to my frustration. I've tried recvsuping my /home/ncvs, as well as rechecking out, etc. I get the following: cd /usr/src/lib/libskey; /usr/obj/usr/src/tmp/usr/bin/make all; /usr/obj/usr/src /tmp/usr/bin/make -B install cc -pipe

softupdates crash

1999-02-22 Thread Robert Watson
kernel code cvsup'd this morning, I believe. FreeBSD sleipnir.watson.org 4.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 4.0-CURRENT #20: Mon Feb 22 11:53:53 EST 1999 rob...@sleipnir.watson.org:/usr/src/sys/compile/SLEIPNIR_AUDIT i386 panic(f01f13a7) at Debugger+0x37 worklist_remove(f0bd56a0) at worklist_remove+0x2a

Re: softupdates crash (doh)

1999-02-22 Thread Robert Watson
Looks like it may actually have been triggered by a bug in my kernel auditing code, which turned out to be doing stuff when I didn't think it should have. Sorry about that :-). On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Robert Watson wrote: kernel code cvsup'd this morning, I believe. FreeBSD sleipnir.watson.org

Re: CALL FOR TESTERS of new ATA/ATAPI driver..

1999-03-03 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, SXren Schmidt wrote: It seems Daniel O'Connor wrote: On 02-Mar-99 SXren Schmidt wrote: Its in the works, together with the tagged queuing some of the newer drives supports. Wow! :) Is there any chance od adding the ability to 'wire' devices a la SCSI? :)

zpx in latest snap (4.0-19990307-SNAP)

1999-03-07 Thread Robert Watson
I get the following message from the zp0 driver on boot: zp0 XXX: driver didn't set ifq_maxlen lo0 XXX: driver didn't set ifq_maxlen I assume they should be setting it? :-) Robert N Watson rob...@fledge.watson.org http://www.watson.org/~robert/ PGP key fingerprint: 03 01 DD 8E

Re: Killed Myself

1999-03-08 Thread Robert Watson
So actually, I have a question about this. How is the syscall glue generated, and when. Pretty much all the userland libraries call syscalls using symbols of the same name rather than the syscall() wrapper, presumably for performance and feasiability reasons (especially with pipe()). When is

Re: HEADS UP: new loader.rc stuff

1999-03-10 Thread Robert Watson
So this is actually just a general response to the whole thing--one of the things I actually dislike about rc.conf is its flexibility: the user can put anything script-wise they like into it. My temptation would be to reduce the flexibility: to have a simple name:value configuration file (with

Re: panic: zone: entry not free

1999-03-10 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 10 Mar 1999 sth...@nethelp.no wrote: Uh, no. Invariants are for developers who want to make sure their code is correct. There is no reason why an end user would want to build a kernel with invariants enabled. Invariants will *not* increase data safety. If they have any effect at

Re: disk quota overriding

1999-03-18 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Andrew McNaughton wrote: Dmitry Valdov wrote: I think that there is only one way to fix it - it's to disable making *hard*links to directory with mode 1777. I don't use quotas, and don't know a great deal about how they operate, but I think there's another disk

aio_read

1999-04-05 Thread Robert Watson
Terry, In the BUGS section of the 4.0-CURRENT aio_read man page, the following comment is made: The value of iocb-aio_offset is ignored. Is this actually the case, and what would be required to fix it? Does this comment imply that reads always occur at the current file offset from the

Re: aio_read

1999-04-05 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 5 Apr 1999, Terry Lambert wrote: What I would like to do is have a child process read from an inherited file descriptor without affecting the parent process's access to the descriptor (for example, the offset it reads from using a normal read() or readv()). This should be the

Re: aio_read

1999-04-05 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 5 Apr 1999, Terry Lambert wrote: After you said this, I found it so hard to believe that I had to go look. :-) All I can say is, well I'll be damned; you could knock me over with a feather, and that doesn't happen often. I'm sure SVR4 and UnixWare is not like this; I had to write

Re: showing full host names in output from who/finger/last

1999-04-11 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, Rahul Dhesi wrote: For some years I have been using patched utilities under SunOS to show full host names in the output from the 'who', 'finger', and 'last' commands. (Traditional UNIXes truncate host names to about 16 characters.) I have been thinking of patching

Re: showing full host names in output from who/finger/last

1999-04-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Brian Somers wrote: [.] I got sick of seing invalid hostname in my wtmps a while ago on my 2.x machines. That is an exceptionally useless piece of behavior, if you ask me. Sshd writes out IPs and I find that to be much more consistent (and useful). Sshd gets

Re: showing full host names in output from who/finger/last

1999-04-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, N wrote: Hi, I don't use the FreeBSD patched version, as I use the version with the KerberosIV patches (unfortunately the FreeBSD port doesn't do that, but I don't have time just now to make it do that :-). It seems to put the IP address into the wtmp correctly.

Re: DoS from local users (fwd)

1999-04-13 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, Kevin Day wrote: On the shell servers I run, we've got 200-300 users running tasks. Occasionally, through intent or misconfiguration, a user either forkbombs, or gets a large number of processes running sucking lots of cpu. I'd like to see an option that makes all the

lnc0: broke for us between 3.1 and 4.0?

1999-04-16 Thread Robert Watson
We upgraded a crash machine from 3.1-RELEASE to 4.0-CURRENT from just before the EGCS switch was pulled. The machine is a Pentium 166 MMX overdrive. Prior to the upgrade, it correctly probed the Kensington KNE 2100 (something like that) with the lnc driver as being at 0x300 irq 5 drq 6. The

Re: singed short to unsigned long conversion problem in isa.c

1999-04-24 Thread Robert Watson
Singed shorts are often the result of sitting on a stove during the summer. We also recently saw a hanging root device to... in a boot on one of our machines. :-) Robert N Watson rob...@fledge.watson.org http://www.watson.org/~robert/ PGP key fingerprint: AF B5 5F FF A6 4A

dummynet: weird icmp behavior

1999-04-30 Thread Robert Watson
I have a -current install from just before egcs and am using DummyNet to experiment with network protocols. I've been applying the rules to the loopback device so as to prevent other interference. It seems to work well, except that ICMP seems not to be working for me. At one point in the past,

Re: ep0 *UTP*

1999-05-01 Thread Robert Watson
On 1 May 1999, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote: Soren Schmidt s...@freebsd.dk writes: [...] There are lots of better cards out there, but stating that the 3c509 doesn't work, is totally out in the dark... Well, excuse me for breathing. I'll just take your word, and dismiss the problems I've

Re: BitKeeper (was Re: solid NFS patch #6 avail for -current - need testers files)

1999-05-01 Thread Robert Watson
So will bitkeeper provide a nice interface for migrating code from an existing and well-established CVS repository to whatever they use? I'm quite happy to allow them to test bitkeeper in a production environment before using it in one myself, needless to say. :) On Sat, 1 May 1999, Matthew

Re: RTP and RTSP support in libalias?

1999-05-08 Thread Robert Watson
As I understand it, RTP is only a framework for a protocol, and not actually a protocol. I.e., they define some headers, but no delivery semantics. There are some RFC's that talk about how to put various video/audio formats on top, but I think they have explicitely avoided talking about things

Re: possible NIS/ACL bug?

2003-11-03 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Mark Nipper wrote: Uh oh! It's that last part where there are the two extra entries for the two ACL added groups, but no GID seems to have been stored with each entry, whereas the example in the daemon news article does actually show GID's in these places.

Re: Page fault

2003-11-04 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Nils Andreas Hakansson wrote: I've disabled softupdates because of a panic(softdep_move_dependencies: need merge code); Can't comment on this bit. Might want to send e-mail to Kirk directly. Could someone take a look at this? pst: timeout mfa=0x0032d5d0 cmd=0x02

Re: More ULE bugs fixed.

2003-11-05 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Sheldon Hearn wrote: On (2003/11/04 15:46), Jeff Roberson wrote: The thing is, I'm using 4BSD, not ULE, so I wouldn't trouble Jeff to look for a cause for that specific problem in ULE. How long have you been seeing this? Are you using a usb mouse? Can you

Re: Kernel memory leak in ATAPI/CAM or ATAng?

2003-11-06 Thread Robert Watson
On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Kevin Oberman wrote: I have learned a bit more about the problems I have been having with the DVD drive on my T30 laptop. When I have run the drive for an extended time (like 2 or 3 hours), I invariably have my system lock up because it can't malloc kernel memory for the

Re: Still getting NFS client locking up

2003-11-10 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Matt Smith wrote: With a current build from november the 9th I am still getting exactly the same NFS lockups. I assume soren is as well. NFS has basically been pretty unusable now for over a month. As only a couple of people have complained about this from what I can

Re: Still getting NFS client locking up

2003-11-10 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Matt Smith wrote: I can certainly spend some time trying to get some proper debug based on what you have said in your email. I shall look into setting up a serial console etc. In the meantime another piece of information which might be helpful is this. Looking at the

Re: NFS problem (non-sleepable locks held)

2003-11-11 Thread Robert Watson
On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, cosmin wrote: I'm getting the following message when transfering data to a freebsd-current server via an nfs mount from another fbsd client. malloc() of 64 with the following non-sleepable locks held: exclusive sleep mutex inp r = 0 (0xc1d250ac) locked @

Re: open office

2003-11-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Sweetleaf wrote: Does openoffice seem slow to respond to others? Clicking on a menu option such as file as to open a file takes about 30sec to give me the drop down menu. Also i have noticed there might be a problem with the way the port built or installed gtk, go to the

Re: Still getting NFS client locking up

2003-11-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Tim Middleton wrote: On November 11, 2003 11:36 pm, Janet Sullivan wrote: So far I only have problems in a mixed -STABLE/-CURRENT environment. When the client server are both -CURRENT I haven't had any problems. I just installed another -STABLE box to see if keeping

Re: undelete for FreeBSD current?

2003-11-12 Thread Robert Watson
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Barney Wolff wrote: On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:30:51AM +1030, Thyer, Matthew wrote: I've done a bad thing and need to recover a single file in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ after a rm -rf of /usr/local I've kept the file system relatively quiet since then. TCT may help.

Re: HEADS-UP new statfs structure

2003-11-14 Thread Robert Watson
On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Munish Chopra wrote: On 2003-11-14 21:50 +, Matt Smith wrote: The only thing I've found a problem with so far is postfix as I've mentioned. While attempting a portupgrade of postfix, I realized ruby core dumps after the statfs stuff too (even after I rebuilt

Re: checking stopevent 2!

2003-11-15 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Andy Farkas wrote: These messages spew onto my console and into syslogd once every second: Heh. Sounds like your box is having a really bad day, we'll see if we can't get it fixed up over the next couple of weeks as things settle out :-). I think John has this one in his

5.2-RELEASE TODO

2003-11-15 Thread Robert Watson
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Re: checking stopevent 2!

2003-11-15 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Sven Esbjerg wrote: On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 09:38:37AM -0500, Robert Watson wrote: On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Andy Farkas wrote: These messages spew onto my console and into syslogd once every second: I'm seeing the same on a recently upgraded dual cpu machine. Also

Re: checking stopevent 2!

2003-11-15 Thread Robert Watson
On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote: In message: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Don Lewis [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: : I hope the fix isn't too extensive, since I'll probably be typing it in : by hand in single user mode ... You could do what I did: remove the two lines that jhb

Re: kernel panic with todays source

2003-11-15 Thread Robert Watson
On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote: Fatal trap 12 :page fault while in kernel mode fault virtual address =0x24 fault code =supervisor read, page not present instruction pointer =0x8:0xc056c706 stack pointer =0x10:0xcdca4ca4 frame pointer

Re: HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

2003-11-16 Thread Robert Watson
On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Richard Coleman wrote: Robert M.Zigweid wrote: I'll admit to being mostly a lurker here, but isn't the point of /sbin to be statically linked. That's what the 's' stands for? Second question. This seems to imply that /sbin and /bin both have to have the same

Re: General debug/kernel question

2003-11-16 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote: I always thought that building a kernel with debug symbols would increase the kernel size dramatically. But if I understand things right the additioal symbols (code snippets?) are not in the kernel but in a different file which makes the kernel

Re: Panic after mount() fail.

2003-11-17 Thread Robert Watson
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote: Hello. There is a problem with mount(2) failures. It can cause panics. How-to-repeat. # dd if=/dev/random of=/test.img bs=1m count=8 # mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /test.img -u 25 # mkdir -p /mnt/test # mount

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