Subject: Re: panic: multiple frees
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Neil J. McRae <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/09/1995 12:03:12
> For the last few days I've been trying to get a -current i386
> machine running (Saturdays sources) and am encountering problems.
> I'm seeing "panic: multiple frees" with network traffic and it's
> quite reproducible.  It happens more frequently when bombarded with
> NFS traffic but also happens quite regularly when bombarded with
> "tar cvf | rsh tar xvf - " type activity... The stack trace 
> invariable has an "m_freem()" in it and somewhere further down the
> loop has epintr() or epget() in it...
> The machine is a generic i386/33 with an aha1542CF and a 3c509.  The
> machine bombarding it has a 3c509 in it as well...
We saw this a while back on a NetBSD/sparc box. Turned out to be a duff
peice of ethernet, or a duff ethernet transciever, can remember which now.


Neil J. McRae.                                       Demon Internet