Subject: Re: System freeze
To: None <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2000 11:39:17
Joseph Sarkes writes:
> When the system froze it was doing a make install of part
> of pkgsrc (x11 i think) and became totally unresponsive to 
> the keyboard. Since I had no other system available to try
> the ethernet connection at the time, I can't say if it was
> accessible or partly alive. The keyboard was locked (no led 
> action from shift keys) and no disk activity was noted. Also,
> since X was running at the time the mouse would not revive the
> system either.

Are you sure it is not jumping into DDB at this point?  You could do
'sysctl -w ddb.onpanic=0' and see if it reboots instead.
Or hit enter a couple of times and type 'reboot<enter>' when it
freezes. :-)

I have a machine running 1.5A that appears to panic when I run
XFree86 4.0.  I haven't been able to hook up a serial console yet to
see what is happening.

Andrew Gillham                            | NetBSD ist Affengeil.                     | Nachts ist es kaelter
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