Subject: Re: hard lockups with -current and Netscape
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: KANETA Shin-ichi <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/2001 15:24:32
Similar problem occurs with realplay8(linux/i386), StarOffice5.2
(linux/i386), communicator4.76(FreeBSD/i386). But bash(linux/i386)
and /bin/ls(FreeBSD/i386), jserver(FreeBSD/i386) works fine.
My environment is,
NetBSD more 1.5S NetBSD 1.5S (MORE) #12: Mon Mar 19 18:01:52 JST 2001 kaneta@more:/exports/NetBSD/netbsd-current/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MORE i386.
KANETA Shin'ichi (aka JINTIAN Zhenyi)
Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University
On Mon, 19 Mar 2001 23:15:50 -0600
Paul Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been experiencing random lockups on two of my NetBSD machines.
> They're both running -current, one from 03/16 and the other from 03/18.
> One is a Gateway laptop (PII 366MHz) and the other is a Pentium 133.
> Strangely, the only sure fire way of getting these machines to hang, at
> least that I've found, is to run Netscape:
> /usr/pkg/bin/communicator -install
> this is from the communicator-4.76 packages.
> It comes up with the initial display showing a bunch of company logos
> and then hanges *immediately* after it attempts to grab anything off
> of the web, like http://www.slashdot.org/
> There are no messages on the screen and nothing left in the logs, just
> a totally unresponsive computer that requires a power cycle.
> This has happened about 5 times now. And, as I mentioned, I seem to be
> able to reproduce it by running Netscape.
> BTW, if anyone wants to help debug this, and you're at the IETF meeting,
> I'll be volunteering in the terminal room Wednesday and possibly tomorrow.
> I'd be glad to demonstrate what's going on.
> And speaking of the IETF meeting, anyone want to have a NetBSD dinner
> on wednesday night? I can recommend some restaurants and provide
> transportation for 3 or possibly 4 people.
> Paul Dokas email@example.com
> Don Juan Matus: "an enigma wrapped in mystery wrapped in a tortilla."