Re: kfreebsd-8, 9 and Xen (was: Bug#669604: kbdcontrol can't load any keymap)
On 05/07/12 19:48, Robert Millan wrote:
> I don't think it's going to be possible to fix this in Wheezy.
> However, kfreebsd 8.3 is no longer the default for new installs (even
> if 8.3 is selected during install process), nor for upgrades from
> Given this situation, I don't think it's so important as to consider it RC.
And FWIW I recently found it extremely useful that there was a
kfreebsd-8 kernel option in the installer.
I saw that kfreebsd-9 would crash as a Xen domU while booting but
kfreebsd-8 was unaffected. That allowed me to narrow it down to the
Xen-provided HPET device (perhaps just a limitation, but could be a
FreeBSD kernel bug); after disabling it both kernels worked fine.
For the record (in case this happens to anyone else), that was Xen 4.1.2
using the example HVM configuration on a NetBSD 6.0 BETA 2 dom0.