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1.10      tron        1: # Hackathon 16
1.1       asau        2: 
1.10      tron        3: The 16th NetBSD hackathon will be run from February 10th to February 12th.
1.15      riz         4: Our goal is fixing all the bugs that need fixing to get
1.11      tron        5: [[NetBSD-current|http://www.NetBSD.org/docs/current/]] ready for the
1.10      tron        6: creation of the NetBSD 6.0 release branch.
1.1       asau        7: 
                      8: Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode (irc.freenode.net).
1.10      tron        9: Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to
                     10: be done.
1.1       asau       11: 
1.2       asau       12: ## Primary goals
1.1       asau       13: 
1.10      tron       14: We want NetBSD 6.0 to be the best NetBSD release ever. There are already
                     15: a lot of great features in it:
1.1       asau       16: 
1.10      tron       17: * Improved kernel performance and scalibity
                     18: * New kernel module framework with automatic module loading
                     19: * Logic Volume Manager
                     20: * NetBSD Packet Filter
                     21: * Xen SMP support
                     22: * Flash file-system CHFS
                     23: * Automated Regression Testing
                     24: * Improved FUSE support
                     25: * Updated Linux emulation
                     26: * GCC 4.5.3
                     27: * Updated X.org X11 distribution
                     28: * SMTP authentication client built into Postfix (now version 2.8.7)
                     29: * New and enhanced drivers
                     30: * ... and many other features
                     31: 
                     32: To make sure that NetBSD users get the best possible experience of
                     33: the new release we would like to fix as many as possible of the
1.13      tron       34: following bugs. If you are able to fix these bugs by supplying patches
                     35: or testing fixes please consider to participate.
1.14      riz        36: We are also in need of people to supply documentation fixes, preferably
                     37: in the form of patches.  Release notes and/or manual pages!
1.10      tron       38: 
                     39: Critical bugs:
1.11      tron       40: 
1.10      tron       41: * [[PR 45677|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45677]]: The stress_killer test sometimes does
                     42: * [[PR 45708|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45708]]: Unable to read big files from large FFSv2 (12TB), ls out of swap
                     43: * [[PR 44788|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44788]]: mlock(2) panic
                     44: * [[PR 45187|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45187]]: select(2) sometimes doesn't wakeup
                     45: * [[PR 45833|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45833]]: occasional crash of 5.99.59: SPL NOT LOWERED ON TRAP EXIT
1.12      tron       46: 
                     47: Important bugs:
                     48: 
                     49: * [[PR 38670|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38670]]: ^Z does not seems to suspend programs that vfork'ed and wait.
                     50: * [[PR 38965|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38965]]: ktrace locking issue
                     51: * [[PR 39420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39420]]: stopped processes can hold locks
                     52: * [[PR 42663|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42663]]: lwp_exit() might race with lwp_free()
                     53: * [[PR 44658|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44658]]: spurious chroot escape warning
                     54: * [[PR 34735|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34735]]: diagnostic assertion failed genfs_vnops.c 1123
                     55: * [[PR 38760|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38760]]: umount -f /usr panics the system
                     56: * [[PR 39548|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39548]]: kernel debugging assertion "(vp->v_flag & VONWORKLST)" failed
                     57: * [[PR 30525|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30525]]: remounting ffs read-only (mount -ur) does not sync metadata
                     58: * [[PR 39264|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39264]]: newfs can create a filesystem with > 2^31 inodes, which doesn't work (?)
                     59: * [[PR 40562|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40562]]: busy loop in ffs_sync when unmounting a file system
                     60: * [[PR 41013|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41013]]: netbsd5-rc2 crash (kernel diagnostic assertion "vp->v_usecount == 1" failed)
                     61: * [[PR 39371|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39371]]: wapbl should allow mounting "/" even if journal is hosed
                     62: * [[PR 39609|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39609]]: wapbl "replaying log to disk" message is potentially misleading
                     63: * [[PR 32318|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32318]]: NFS client or server hang
                     64: * [[PR 39385|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39385]]: unmounting ptyfs with busy ptys causes deadlock in vrele
                     65: * [[PR 40388|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40388]]: IPv6 incompatibility with pre-5.99.6 binary
                     66: * [[PR 38078|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38078]]: IPFilter lacks documentation almost completely
                     67: * [[PR 38457|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38457]]: ipf doesn't handle IPv6 fragments
                     68: * [[PR 39066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39066]]: Tty settings mangled.
                     69: * [[PR 4029|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/4029]]: Register usage doesn't comply with SPARC ABI
                     70: * [[PR 38540|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38540]]: recent i386 GENERIC kernel cannot boot with VIA chipset
                     71: * [[PR 38643|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38643]]: (dM) st tape drive loses data
                     72: * [[PR 39305|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39305]]: loops through gre(4) cause a hang or crash
                     73: * [[PR 42420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42420]]: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD
                     74: * [[PR 40066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40066]]: gcc -O1 generates wrong code in loop optimize
                     75: * [[PR 40468|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40468]]: Optimizer bug suspected -- porting devel/libffi to NetBSD/powerpc
                     76: * [[PR 30756|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30756]]: gdb not usable for live debugging of threaded programs
                     77: * [[PR 41936|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41936]]: gdb does not work for threaded programs on sparc64
                     78: * [[PR 41208|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41208]]: objcopy -S -O binary aborts w/ BFD internal error
                     79: * [[PR 41127|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41127]]: Update/improve newfs docs regarding raw devices
                     80: * [[PR 40346|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40346]]: libexpat should be in base.tgz
                     81: * [[PR 9582|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9582]]: sysinst doesn't allow source or pkgsrc installation
                     82: * [[PR 38571|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38571]]: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
                     83: * [[PR 12769|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12769]]: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
                     84: * [[PR 43314|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43314]]: pc relative relocations are "off by 1*size" on vax
                     85: * [[PR 44159|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44159]]: startx (xinit) fails
                     86: * [[PR 45155|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45155]]: there are no usb-stick installer images
                     87: * [[PR 45439|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45439]]: gcc generates out-of-range branch insn for m68k
                     88: * [[PR 45573|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45573]]: internal compiler error when building f2c on sparc64
                     89: * [[PR 45620|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45620]]: MAKEDEV failures remains unoticed in miniroot build
                     90: * [[PR 45628|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45628]]: acpicpu(4) changes between 5.99.55 and 5.99.56 break amd64
                     91: * [[PR 45816|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45816]]: Screen corruption in German sysinst install
                     92: * [[PR 45854|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45854]]: vnode clean list corruption?
1.13      tron       93: 
                     94: Should be fixed:
                     95: 
                     96: * [[PR 37726|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/37726]]: request documentation of 2147 second limit on adjtime(2)
                     97: * [[PR 19774|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/19774]]: ddb can be entered twice and then you can't get out
                     98: * [[PR 36526|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/36526]]: ddb(4) doesn't document ddb.commandonenter fully, nor correctly
                     99: * [[PR 36227|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/36227]]: TRYEMULROOT-related doc issues about absolute symlinks
                    100: * [[PR 38141|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38141]]: lookup/vfs_busy acquire rwlock recursively (now, transient unmount failures)
                    101: * [[PR 38889|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38889]]: Crash on open/mmap/close of block device
                    102: * [[PR 45694|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45694]]: update by ./build.sh doesn't complete because of unwriteable /dev
                    103: * [[PR 38265|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38265]]: sometimes /kern directory can not be read
                    104: * [[PR 33642|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/33642]]: Sometimes, creating new users and then chowning directories for them, leads to a panic.
                    105: * [[PR 32844|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32844]]: unix domain sockets documentation is incomplete (and see 38993)
                    106: * [[PR 22522|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/22522]]: connect(2) may fail with EINVAL
                    107: * [[PR 38668|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38668]]: fast_ipsec, ipv6 ans socket locking doesn't play well together
                    108: * [[PR 6536|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/6536]]: wsconsctl metaesc setting is undocumented
                    109: * [[PR 9725|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9725]]: GNU autoconf mmap() test causes panic in hp300-based m68k pmap code
                    110: * [[PR 34100|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34100]]: keyboard not working on my Compaq Presario V2658US notebook
                    111: * [[PR 39275|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39275]]: HEAD amd64 kernel hang at uhub5 at usb5 vendor 0x1002 EHCI ...
                    112: * [[PR 32830|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32830]]: sd(4) contains incorrect & incomplete information
                    113: * [[PR 42596|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42596]]: getopt_long(3) manual does not mention + and - leading character in optstring parameter
                    114: * [[PR 41891|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41891]]: our pthread doesn't like wine 1.1.27
                    115: * [[PR 20272|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/20272]]: No daily checks for disk quotas
                    116: * [[PR 8282|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/8282]]: PSD for make not in sync with program and manpage
                    117: * [[PR 41652|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41652]]: newfs neither respects nor updates the block and frag sizes in disklabel
                    118: * [[PR 26835|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/26835]]: cgd.conf handled incorrectly in case cgd on cgd
                    119: * [[PR 28624|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/28624]]: cgdconfig with no keygen entry fails silently
                    120: * [[PR 36243|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/36243]]: cgdconfig manual page correction: document -n flag; add -V to -g case; omit -n in -g case
                    121: * [[PR 14578|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/14578]]: sh(1) doesn't explain emacs editing mode
                    122: * [[PR 35227|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/35227]]: /bin/sh does not clean up zombies under certain circumstances
                    123: * [[PR 36532|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/36532]]: fix for a core dump in /bin/sh dotrap()
                    124: * [[PR 40554|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40554]]: >& -operator incorrectly documented in sh(1) man page
                    125: * [[PR 32591|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32591]]: cap_mkdb(1) does not update properly db files?
                    126: * [[PR 34890|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34890]]: ldd(1) receives SIGSEGV when called for certain files
                    127: * [[PR 29719|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/29719]]: confusing passwd(1) warning w/ short password and PAM
                    128: * [[PR 11223|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/11223]]: POSIX.2: ps -G <grouplist> not supported (committable patch)
                    129: * [[PR 37288|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/37288]]: su fails if home on nfs without root privileges
                    130: * [[PR 18936|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/18936]]: syslogd should call initgroups()
                    131: * [[PR 19722|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/19722]]: fix for 3 uncompress(1) bugs that delete/truncate the wrong file
                    132: * [[PR 39428|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39428]]: wpa_supplicant.conf(5) describes `ap_scan' option vaguely
                    133: * [[PR 32519|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32519]]: ypbind spams syslog if it loses connectivity
                    134: * [[PR 41266|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41266]]: build.sh invoked mkisofs has wrong path for iso image
                    135: * [[PR 43272|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43272]]: no nbsed after first release build
                    136: * [[PR 9904|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9904]]: sysinst sometimes doesn't store network config
                    137: * [[PR 37415|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/37415]]: sysinst should be available after installation
                    138: * [[PR 10277|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/10277]]: i386 floppies have slip but not ppp support
                    139: * [[PR 39697|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39697]]: no raidframe support in sysinst
                    140: * [[PR 43357|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43357]]: initial security run output is too large
                    141: * [[PR 43361|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43361]]: no IPv6 network installation on some boot media
                    142: * [[PR 13533|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/13533]]: there should be a PDF version of the INSTALL notes
                    143: * [[PR 42495|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42495]]: Corrupt db files created by cross-built pwd_mkdb and cap_mkdb
                    144: * [[PR 43322|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43322]]: netbsd-5 tools compat build does not respect TOOLDIR
                    145: * [[PR 44578|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44578]]: cross-building netbsd5 on current-amd64 is missing /var/db/libc.tags
                    146: * [[PR 45473|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45473]]: Please fix "build tools" on OpenIndiana 151a
                    147: * [[PR 45560|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45560]]: Unable to cross build HEAD kernel on MacOS X 10.7
                    148: * [[PR 45673|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45673]]: gcc 4.6 on i386 current generates bad code for assembler code in lock.h
                    149: * [[PR 45697|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45697]]: build.sh fails to build tools with gcc (the one coming with FreeBSD)
                    150: * [[PR 45846|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45846]]: pf(4) re-directs broken
                    151: 
                    152: It would also be nice to fix the following bugs:
                    153: 
                    154: * [[PR 2512|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/2512]]: fuword() definition problem
                    155: * [[PR 28448|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/28448]]: stackable filesystems locking breakage when looking up DOTDOT
                    156: * [[PR 32367|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32367]]: umount -f deadlock
                    157: * [[PR 37706|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/37706]]: Forced unmount of file systems is unsafe
                    158: * [[PR 40681|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40681]]: possible data loss path in the buffer cache code
                    159: * [[PR 12189|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12189]]: vnd-caused deadlock in buffer cache
                    160: * [[PR 12404|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12404]]: panic: ffs_alloccg: map corrupted
                    161: * [[PR 19110|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/19110]]: nullfs mounts over NFS cause lock manager problems
                    162: * [[PR 22725|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/22725]]: kernel panic while attempting mkfifo on (localhost, userlevel) NFS volume
                    163: * [[PR 41874|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41874]]: in-kernel NFS server hates network interface aliases
                    164: * [[PR 13861|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/13861]]: nullfs can't be remounted ro/rw
                    165: * [[PR 25810|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/25810]]: ipf4 ftp proxy has problems with long 221- lines
                    166: * [[PR 34452|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34452]]: Freecom USB HDD which worked with 2.x doesn't work with 3.1_RC1, 4.0_BETA or 4.99.1
                    167: * [[PR 32344|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32344]]: atu(4) makes kernel crash
                    168: * [[PR 32938|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32938]]: PCMCIA cards with fixed IO addresses are not working.
                    169: * [[PR 19085|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/19085]]: Belkin switchboxes bust PS/2 mouse probe (see 24063?)
                    170: * [[PR 24363|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/24363]]: PS/2 mouse code could be a bit smarter (see 19085?)
                    171: * [[PR 34822|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34822]]: libossaudio ignores mixer class
                    172: * [[PR 8156|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/8156]]: step/next in gdb do not work on arm32
                    173: * [[PR 44829|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44829]]: gdb -q prints bogus messages
                    174: * [[PR 20993|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/20993]]: .USE rules don't mix with .SUFFIXES
                    175: * [[PR 45027|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45027]]: make: yacc/mkdep build race
                    176: * [[PR 35547|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/35547]]: add timeout to cgdconfig
                    177: * [[PR 30771|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30771]]: patch to add -m option to calendar(1)
                    178: * [[PR 20663|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/20663]]: temporary system errors can cause cron jobs to hang forever
                    179: * [[PR 30295|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30295]]: getty accepts too few letters after username prompt
                    180: * [[PR 4617|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/4617]]: inetd -l option is too broad a brush
                    181: * [[PR 20264|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/20264]]: lint(1) has problems with named member initialization
                    182: * [[PR 22119|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/22119]]: lint segv on malformed function pointer cast
                    183: * [[PR 22500|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/22500]]: lint breakage for named initializers
                    184: * [[PR 38542|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38542]]: lint does not grok complex designated initializers
                    185: * [[PR 42654|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42654]]: Coverity Scan Issues on ls.c
                    186: * [[PR 35460|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/35460]]: man(1) and catman(1) don't honour '\" first line comment
                    187: * [[PR 11219|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/11219]]: less(1) is not compatible with POSIX.2 "more"
                    188: * [[PR 30420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30420]]: chrooted named does not work out of the box.
                    189: * [[PR 44889|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44889]]: netstat -d option is broken
                    190: * [[PR 19468|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/19468]]: pr(1) does not support -f or -p options
                    191: * [[PR 12266|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12266]]: ps on a dump prints command line from live system
                    192: * [[PR 18257|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/18257]]: POSIX.2-1992: ps(1)'s TIME column has the wrong format
                    193: * [[PR 40813|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40813]]: bad ps/ptyfs interaction
                    194: * [[PR 23847|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/23847]]: route add 10.10.10/21 dest results in 10/21 to dest
                    195: * [[PR 37876|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/37876]]: rpcbind(8) and related services should be able to bind(2) to a specific interface
                    196: * [[PR 6832|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/6832]]: savecore could be better
                    197: * [[PR 30324|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30324]]: BSD sed wraps the regexp when it's too long.
                    198: * [[PR 34560|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34560]]: Basic regexes go wrong when combining bound and backref
                    199: * [[PR 11904|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/11904]]: tail segfaults and core dumps on I/O error
                    200: * [[PR 38066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38066]]: tar doesn't dearchive correctly long symlinks
                    201: * [[PR 41049|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41049]]: usermod -g =uid testuser does not create group as indicated by man page
                    202: * [[PR 41526|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41526]]: re-support /usr/bin/vi's -F option
                    203: * [[PR 43839|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43839]]: vi can't resize in -current
                    204: * [[PR 45006|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45006]]: nvi gives nonsense error when TERM environment variable unset
                    205: * [[PR 5034|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/5034]]: the num lock light doesn't change when switching to X (also, 9127)
                    206: * [[PR 9127|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9127]]: CapsLock not properly handled between virtual consoles with X (also, 5034)
                    207: * [[PR 42569|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42569]]: Please import xf86-input-usbtablet driver from OpenBSD xenocara
                    208: * [[PR 43320|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43320]]: build.sh fails on Cygwin 1.7.2
                    209: * [[PR 9900|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9900]]: sysinst only uses 1 drive
                    210: * [[PR 12020|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12020]]: Sysinst refuses upgrade unnecessarily (overzealous fscking)
                    211: * [[PR 17593|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/17593]]: suggestions to improve sysinst wrt disk handling
                    212: * [[PR 17801|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/17801]]: sysinst doesn't correctly handle changing mount points or conflicting mount points
                    213: * [[PR 35066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/35066]]: sysinst should save media options in an ifconfig.if(5) file
                    214: * [[PR 35538|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/35538]]: sysinst duplicates hostname on upgrade
                    215: * [[PR 39352|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39352]]: sysinst enhancement suggestion: file browser
                    216: * [[PR 13532|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/13532]]: the HTML generated for INSTALL.html is atrocious

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