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Date:      Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:25:05 -0500
From:      Rick Miller <>
To:        Doug McIntyre <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: freebsd-update-server current repo location?
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On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Doug McIntyre <> wrote:

> I want to build a custom kernel for some portion of machines on my
> network and push it out from a custom update server.
> I've found Colin Percival's SVN repo mentioned in the Doc page, but
> it seems to have been last updated in the middle of 10.0-RELEASE.
> I've tried extending the structure out for 10.1-RELEASE and 10.2-RELEASE
> using the same scripts & locations & structure.
> But I'm having problems during the big build with the machine chowing
> memory to inactive memory and eventually running out of swap. I'm
> suspecting
> something to do with the jail's that are launched many times during the
> process.
> So I was looking for the current repo of this code?

The only location I am aware of for Colin's freebsd-update-server is
accessible via[1].  In terms of the resource utilization
you've described, I've observed similar behavior building content for a
customized 10.0-RELEASE.  I've not taken a deep dive to figure out why, but
the server builds two worlds, kernels, etc.  It appeared make release of
world1 consumed the majority of swap utilized.

A recent build consumed approximately 12GB of swap on a VM with 8 CPUs and
32GB RAM.  I chocked the resource utilization up to the fact that the VM
did not have enough RAM.  Building FreeBSD source, especially multiple
instances of it, is likely to be much more memory intensive than the VM had
in capacity.


Take care
Rick Miller

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