[OpenIndiana-New-developers] Building XNV_155 question
f.middleton at apogeect.com
Sun Apr 3 18:46:51 UTC 2011
On 04/03/11 07:35, Colin Ellis wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> You appear to be building in a zone. You will need the lynx package
> installed in order to create the HTML documentation packages.
> do: pfexec pkg install web/browser/lynx
> and then re-start from the ./buildit -p step.
Well, that worked! So it looks like you always need Lynx, with
or without zones, since this /wasn't/ built in a zone.
No zones - just vanilla OI148a (yes, the "bad" release). My main interest
right now is analyzing bug id 5748, since it is occurring intolerably often
when using an Nvidia 270.26 driver and a fermi 460 GPU. I'm waiting for
either a respin or the Illumos based stable version before doing an OS
upgrade - there doesn't seem to be anything new that's relevant on /dev.
pkg image-update -n lists only 6 new packages, system/kernel, driver/network/bge,
system/zones,system/library, file-system/zfs, and system/kernel/platform
(hmm; could this be the Illumos based stable version?).
Hijacking my own thread...
I hope no one will be offended if I opine that the Xorg code that deals
with signals is pretty bad. I gave up analyzing the code because there
are too many ways for it to potentially trigger bug id 5748. but all the
paths I could find were related to keyboard/mouse handling, and the
bug often occurs when the system is completely idle, usually around
5AM (midnight GMT) and I doubt anything is messing with the KVM
at that hour.
That leaves old-fashioned debugging. My experience with VTs using
OI148 hasn't been great, so I plan to use another OI box as a terminal.
Do I have to use dbx or is there a way to use gdb? I'm assuming that
the executables from the build are debuggable? Tips from the gurus
would be much appreciated. I suppose even getting something useful
out of pstack would be a great step forward :-). Of course updating
to 155 may change the dynamics, too...
Thanks -- Frank
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