Aloha

[robert@p4] ~> uname -a
FreeBSD p4.konav201.local 7.0-BETA1 FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 #2: Mon Oct 29
07:58:19 HST 2007 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

This was a fresh install of 7 from a couple of months ago when it was
-current. I have been updating at least weekly since then. I csup'd and
did the buildworld/kernel thing this past Friday. At that time I change
from the generic kernel to a generic using -ULE.

When updating the ports over the weekend using "portmaster -a -u" the
system would freeze at "Creating a backup package for old version
pkg-glob". Where pkg-glob is whatever was being updated at the time of
course.

The keyboard would not respond and I was unable to ssh into it from
other computers on my network. It would not even respond to a ping
request. The only recovery is a power off reboot.

I was able to update my ports by doing a make deinstall, make clean,
make install clean from the ports directory. This morning I tried to
update python25 and had the same results.

I reverted back to the generic kernel and had the same results. I have
tried it as root, using sudo from my user login and also from su. All
fail the same way.

I have no trouble with portmaster from my 6.2-Stable computer.

FreeBSD 7.0-BETA1 #2: Mon Oct 29 07:58:19 HST 2007
root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2598.76-MHz 686-class CPU)
Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0xf29 Stepping = 9
Features=0xbfebfbff PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,S SE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
Features2=0x4400
Logical CPUs per core: 2
real memory = 2146631680 (2047 MB)
avail memory = 2086854656 (1990 MB)

I was testing hyperthreading but have disabled it also with the same
failure.

Thanks

Robert
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