Subject: Re: Release cycles
To: S.P.Zeidler <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/1997 02:25:37
On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, S.P.Zeidler wrote:

> It tends to freeze after ~ a month to a
> situation where it's so firmly wedged that I can't break into the debugger
> with ctrl-alt-esc (or reboot by any other measure than cutting the juice). 
> It will keep on pinging (and routing) fine. It happens to hold my leased 
> line home and the PPP will happily keep on running until sth disturbs 
> the line and the PPP finishes; I don't get a new one (ought to get started 
> by getty). Currently open shells don't react any more.

This describes exactly my experience with what turned out to be the
well-known `swap leak'.  This problem was fixed in NetBSD-current sometime
around this past February.

NetBSD 1.3 will be far more stable in this respect than previous releases.