Subject: rnd, console debugger
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hal Murray <email@example.com>
Date: 08/12/1999 02:03:45
While testing the new pciide code, I landed in the console debugger
with the following error:
pool_get: rndsample: curpage NULL, nitems 7
panic: pool_get: nitems inconsistent
I've seen a few messages go past indicating that option rnd is associated
with obscure bugs so I rebuilt the kernel without rnd. I haven't
had any strange problems since then.
Can anybody give me a summary of the rnd problems? Did I just skim
through the critical message?
Is the problem well understood? Anybody interested in a dump? I've
got one from the above panic on 1.4 with the new pciide. If so,
tell me what to type or...
Before I rebuilt the kernel, I tried again. That time I got a page
fault or something similar. I think the message indicated in came
from something that was probably related to rnd. I didn't write
it down expecting the info to get preserved via a core dump.
I typed "continue" to the console debugger. It gave me the message
again. After a few tries, I tried "reboot". That got me going again,
but I didn't get a dump.
Is there a FAQ or man page for the console debugger? (Is that even
the right term?) If so, how should I have found it?
Is there some command I missed to reboot with a dump?