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# Hackathon 16

The 16th NetBSD hackathon will be run from February 10th to February 12th.
Our goal is fixing all the bugs that needs fixing to get
[[NetBSD-current|http://www.NetBSD.org/docs/current/]] ready for the
creation of the NetBSD 6.0 release branch.

Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode (irc.freenode.net).
Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to
be done.

## Primary goals

We want NetBSD 6.0 to be the best NetBSD release ever. There are already
a lot of great features in it:

* Improved kernel performance and scalibity
* New kernel module framework with automatic module loading
* Logic Volume Manager
* NetBSD Packet Filter
* Xen SMP support
* Flash file-system CHFS
* Automated Regression Testing
* Improved FUSE support
* Updated Linux emulation
* GCC 4.5.3
* Updated X.org X11 distribution
* SMTP authentication client built into Postfix (now version 2.8.7)
* New and enhanced drivers
* ... and many other features

To make sure that NetBSD users get the best possible experience of
the new release we would like to fix as many as possible of the
following bugs:

Critical bugs:

* [[PR 45677|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45677]]: The stress_killer test sometimes does
* [[PR 45708|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45708]]: Unable to read big files from large FFSv2 (12TB), ls out of swap
* [[PR 44788|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44788]]: mlock(2) panic
* [[PR 45187|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45187]]: select(2) sometimes doesn't wakeup
* [[PR 45833|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45833]]: occasional crash of 5.99.59: SPL NOT LOWERED ON TRAP EXIT

Important bugs:

* [[PR 38670|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38670]]: ^Z does not seems to suspend programs that vfork'ed and wait.
* [[PR 38965|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38965]]: ktrace locking issue
* [[PR 39420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39420]]: stopped processes can hold locks
* [[PR 42663|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42663]]: lwp_exit() might race with lwp_free()
* [[PR 44658|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44658]]: spurious chroot escape warning
* [[PR 34735|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34735]]: diagnostic assertion failed genfs_vnops.c 1123
* [[PR 38760|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38760]]: umount -f /usr panics the system
* [[PR 39548|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39548]]: kernel debugging assertion "(vp->v_flag & VONWORKLST)" failed
* [[PR 30525|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30525]]: remounting ffs read-only (mount -ur) does not sync metadata
* [[PR 39264|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39264]]: newfs can create a filesystem with > 2^31 inodes, which doesn't work (?)
* [[PR 40562|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40562]]: busy loop in ffs_sync when unmounting a file system
* [[PR 41013|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41013]]: netbsd5-rc2 crash (kernel diagnostic assertion "vp->v_usecount == 1" failed)
* [[PR 39371|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39371]]: wapbl should allow mounting "/" even if journal is hosed
* [[PR 39609|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39609]]: wapbl "replaying log to disk" message is potentially misleading
* [[PR 32318|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32318]]: NFS client or server hang
* [[PR 39385|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39385]]: unmounting ptyfs with busy ptys causes deadlock in vrele
* [[PR 40388|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40388]]: IPv6 incompatibility with pre-5.99.6 binary
* [[PR 38078|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38078]]: IPFilter lacks documentation almost completely
* [[PR 38457|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38457]]: ipf doesn't handle IPv6 fragments
* [[PR 39066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39066]]: Tty settings mangled.
* [[PR 4029|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/4029]]: Register usage doesn't comply with SPARC ABI
* [[PR 44705|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44705]]: libc violates sparc ABI by using %g7
* [[PR 38540|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38540]]: recent i386 GENERIC kernel cannot boot with VIA chipset
* [[PR 38643|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38643]]: (dM) st tape drive loses data
* [[PR 39305|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39305]]: loops through gre(4) cause a hang or crash
* [[PR 42420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42420]]: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD
* [[PR 40066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40066]]: gcc -O1 generates wrong code in loop optimize
* [[PR 40468|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40468]]: Optimizer bug suspected -- porting devel/libffi to NetBSD/powerpc
* [[PR 30756|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30756]]: gdb not usable for live debugging of threaded programs
* [[PR 41936|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41936]]: gdb does not work for threaded programs on sparc64
* [[PR 41208|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41208]]: objcopy -S -O binary aborts w/ BFD internal error
* [[PR 41127|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41127]]: Update/improve newfs docs regarding raw devices
* [[PR 45762|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45762]]: ntpd default config violates pool.ntp.org policy
* [[PR 40346|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40346]]: libexpat should be in base.tgz
* [[PR 9582|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9582]]: sysinst doesn't allow source or pkgsrc installation
* [[PR 38571|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38571]]: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
* [[PR 12769|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12769]]: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
* [[PR 43314|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43314]]: pc relative relocations are "off by 1*size" on vax
* [[PR 44159|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44159]]: startx (xinit) fails
* [[PR 45153|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45153]]: there should be a build.sh target for building live images
* [[PR 45155|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45155]]: there are no usb-stick installer images
* [[PR 45439|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45439]]: gcc generates out-of-range branch insn for m68k
* [[PR 45573|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45573]]: internal compiler error when building f2c on sparc64
* [[PR 45620|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45620]]: MAKEDEV failures remains unoticed in miniroot build
* [[PR 45628|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45628]]: acpicpu(4) changes between 5.99.55 and 5.99.56 break amd64
* [[PR 45816|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45816]]: Screen corruption in German sysinst install
* [[PR 45854|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45854]]: vnode clean list corruption?

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