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Date:      Sat, 19 Mar 2016 13:45:49 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Anton Sayetsky <vsasjason@gmail.com>
Cc:        Timothy Macintyre <tmacintyre@outlook.com>, "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 9.0 16kb Page Size
Message-ID:  <20160319134549.5bf3019f.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <CAA2O=b_3Yrd3fydDrw-H6AY7UHh-6=T0Pvuig9D2Gs7VUV9tMg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:37:14 +0200, Anton Sayetsky wrote:
> 2016-03-19 14:27 GMT+02:00 Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>:
> > On Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:11:17 +0000, Timothy Macintyre wrote:
> >> I'm trying to do some testing on FreeBSD 9.0 with the page size
> >> set to 16kb on amd64 but I'm having trouble building a stable kernel.
> >>
> >> I've changed the PAGE_SHIFT to 14 under param.h and also updated
> >> pmap.h/c with the following values so it doesn't complain about
> >> invalid struct sizes at compile but I'm getting a crash after
> >> install and reboot. Is there something I'm missing here?
> >>
> >>
> >> #define _NPCM 12
> >> #define _NPCPV 677
> >
> > You should probably repeat that experiment with a currently
> > supported code base. FreeBSD 9.0 is already EOL. The best
> > idea would be to use the FreeBSD 10.2 release (amd64) and
> > make the required changes.
> >
> > In case you have a valid reason not to use FreeBSD 10, but
> > instead need to keep FreeBSD 9, try the most current release,
> > which is FreeBSD 9.3. Remember: it's a legacy release, not a
> > production release.
> You're wrong. I've just checked official FreeBSD site:
> >LATEST RELEASES
> >Production: 10.2, 10.1, 9.3

Hmmm... are we looking at different pages?

* quote *

Currently Supported Releases

Complete information about the release date, the classification type,
and the estimated End-Of-Life (EOL) for currently supported releases
can be found on the  Supported Releases section of the FreeBSD Security
Information page.

Most Recent Releases

Production Release

Release 10.2 (August 2015) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata 

Release 10.1 (November 2014) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata 

Legacy Release

Release 9.3 (July 2014) Announcement : Release Notes : Installation Instructions : Hardware Notes : Readme : Errata

* end quote *

Source:

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/

Still, the FreeBSD 9 path won't continue in the future, so
FreeBSD 10 is the preferred way to go, because the support for
the legacy release FreeBSD 9.3 will end soon.

Especially FreeBSD 9.0 is mentioned in the "Prior Releases Which
Have Reached End-Of-Life" list.


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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