Subject: Re: HELP ! daily cronjob freezes the machine (mac G4/1.5V)
To: None <>
From: Samuel.Hornus <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/2001 08:55:29
On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, Samuel.Hornus wrote:

> I have a strange problem with my nearly current NetBSD (1.5V) running on a
> G4 powermacintosh. The daily cronjob starts at 3h15 am and a few minutes
> after, while in a 'find' command I think, the machine completely freezes
> (if on console : NO keyboard input, if using X : the nouse doesn't move
> at all and no keyboard input too)
> I have tried to let the machine working for several hours this nightm but
> this morning at 10:15 am, the machine was still blocked! so i've a NetBSD
> machine that I am to reboot more often than windows machines :-((
> Here is my /etc/daily.conf (haven't touch it since install)
> find_core=YES
> expire_news=NO
> purge_accounting=YES
> run_msgs=YES
> run_calendar=YES
> check_uucp=YES
> check_disks=YES
> check_mailq=YES
> check_network=YES
> run_fsck=NO
> run_rdist=YES
> run_security=YES
> run_skeyaudit=YES

Here is more on the problem :

I did quit Xfree before the cronjob to begin.
The mac did freeze with this simple message :

	wdc0:0:1: lost interrupt
	type: ata tc_bcount: 512 tc_skip: 0

It's a G4 with 256Mo of RAM ans 1Go of swap-space.
The hard drive (wd0) is a brand new 40Go IBM.

I hope someone have a clue about it !
Perhaps the daily cronjob is not faulty but...
Should I submit a PR (critical ?)

Thanks in advance,