Subject: i386 snapshot panics all the time
To: Current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/2000 21:15:30
I installed the May 28 snapshot on a pentium class machine (Cyrix, actually)
from scratch. The install went ok (except that the screen output was
corrupted, like \r's were missing somewhere), but when I NFS mount a disk
to this system and try to build pkgs, I get panics all the time. Here's one:
kernel: page fault trap, code=0
Stopped at pmap_zero_page_uncached+0x48: repe stosl %es:(%edi)
uvm_pageidlezero(e000ffe7,c34e87c8,0,7fffffff,c019eec0) at uvm_pageidlezero+0x8c
idle(c34e87c8) at idle+0x1b
bpendtsleep(c06904c0,18,c03e9a20,0,c34dac58) at bpendtsleep
syscall() at syscall+0x21b
--- syscall (number 10) ---
I'm using the default kernel installed by sysinst. This same panic seems
to occur almost every time I try to build a pkg (I managed to build
pkginstall and pkglibtool, but that took three reboots already). I think
it has always been the same instruction causing the panic (at least it's
been the same routine every time).
This machine was rock solid with 1.4.2 (I was running X and doing compiles
on it), so I think it's some kind of a software problem.
Any ideas? I don't think I could even build a kernel on this system (and
all my other machines are running 1.4.2 or older).