Subject: i386: current kernel/quotas?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Allen 'Time?' Briggs <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/1994 22:13:56
I updated an 0.9 system to 1.0 using the binary snapshot from Aug 1.
Forgetting about the fsck change that was made a few weeks ago, I
updated the filesystems with, I believe, the fsck that was in the
Aug 1 binaries.
The system seemed to be running fine with that, so I grabbed the latest
1.0 sources and configured a new kernel (config file attached below).
Since I started using this kernel, the machine will stay up for about
an hour of some pounding before panicing. I don't have the panic
message as the machine's in a closet on campus. One panic that I did
glimpse was a basic "page fault in supervisor mode" or something like
that. I will try to post a better panic when I'm in front of the
machine while it faults. I will also attempt building a kernel with
Anyway, the main differences that I can note between this
kernel and GENERICBT which seemed much more stable:
* This kernel is built from sources current as of 1 Oct.
whereas GENERICBT was the 1 Aug version.
* This kernel was built with QUOTAs whereas the GENERICBT
* This kernel was built with the FIFO option whereas the
GENERICBT was not. (It was recommended in ALL ;-)
* This kernel has more users/ttys than GENERICBT (but no
more than 5-6 people have been on since I switched
One more data point. Several times, the crash has occurred
while installing a package or executing an 'rm' command.
Thanks in advance if you do.
# CRAY -- derived from
# GENERICBT -- Generic machine w/bt driver -- distribution floppy
# $Id: GENERICBT,v 184.108.40.206 1994/08/09 22:32:45 mycroft Exp $
timezone 5 dst
#options SHMMAXPGS=1024 # 1024 pages is the default
config netbsd root on sd0a swap on sd0b
device pc0 at isa? port "IO_KBD" irq 1
device com0 at isa? port "IO_COM1" irq 4
device lpt0 at isa? port "IO_LPT1" irq 7
device lpt1 at isa? port "IO_LPT2"
controller fdc0 at isa? port "IO_FD1" irq 6 drq 2
disk fd0 at fdc0 drive ?
disk fd1 at fdc0 drive ?
controller bt0 at isa? port "IO_BT0" irq ? drq ?
master scsibus0 at bt0
disk sd0 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk sd1 at scsibus0 slave ?
tape st0 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk cd0 at scsibus0 slave ?
device ed2 at isa? port 0x300 irq 10 iomem 0xcc000
device npx0 at isa? port "IO_NPX" irq 13
pseudo-device pty 64
pseudo-device vn 1