poniedziałek, 13 września 2010

Closed crypto removed from illumos - FLAG DAY


I paste e-mail from Garrett, which constitutes a flag day for everyone building illumos nightly. Please, read it carefully, as it explains itself nicely:

With my integration of "6 Need open kcfd", there is actually no more
kcfd or signed crypto tarballs. (The necessary code for thread
management is in the kernel kcf. You'll notice new kernel LWPs called
"kcfpoold" in ps -eLf output.) Also, all vestiges of FIPS-140 support
are removed.

This represents a flag day for everyone building illumos.

You must do a full nightly across thsi flag day -- incrementals *will*

You must not have a crypto tarball. (One less thing to download from
Oracle.. yay!)

You *MUST* use the version of nightly in the latest source. It is a
syntax error to try to use the old nightly -- it won't work unless you
have the old crypto tarball, and if you do, the result will not be

To recap:

* remove crypto tarball if present.
* use nightly from source tree
* do a full clobber build.

Thank you.

- Garrett

How to build illumos guide has been updated to follow this change. Enjoy!

środa, 1 września 2010

Broken splashimage with illumos boot menu

Due to some misunderstanding, a solaris.xpm have been removed too early from illumos source tree. It results in problems while trying to boot your new illumos boot environment, if you have updated with onu.sh script.
If you happen to have this problem, what you need is modify your grub menu. Mine looks like this.

title os-devel_145
findroot (pool_rpool,0,a)
bootfs rpool/ROOT/os-devel_145
splashimage /boot/solaris.xpm
foreground d25f00
background 115d93
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS,console=graphics
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive

What you need to do, is edit it, so it looks like below:

title os-devel_145
findroot (pool_rpool,0,a)
bootfs rpool/ROOT/os-devel_145
kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS
module$ /platform/i86pc/$ISADIR/boot_archive

On somewhat related note, booting to single user mode is done with adding -s at the end of the kernel$ line:

kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS -s

The problem with missing splashimage is known and a bug has been filed.