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Re: Qemu on amd64 does not boot installation CDs

From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 20:47:23 +0200

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 06:06:22PM +0530, Siju George wrote:
> Also is anybody using amd64 as desktop? ;-)

I am.
The latest 2.7/x86-64 DragonFly versions are now generally quite stable.

There are still some quirks left, howewer. Generally, the longer the system
stays running, the longer it becomes unstable.
Short list:

- Seamonkey fails to load web sites on slow servers and spins with 100% CPU.
  State in top is shown as 'kqread'. Using my ISP proxy makes this behaviour

- Some programs dump core from time to time (uptime dependant)
  This evening, this is the turn of dosbox. It fails with this message:
    assertion: z->z_Magic == ZALLOC_SLAB_MAGIC in _slabfree

- After a few hours of uptime, keyboard leds always stay off under Xorg even
  though caps lock/num lock/etc can still change state.

The most troublesome stuff is due to a bug in pkgsrc devel/gettext-lib. There's
a patch to fix it in my bug report:

Apart from the gettexti-lib related crashes, 2.6/x86-64 does not have these issues.

Francois Tigeot

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