Subject: Re: Weirdest crash ever... :)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 01/28/2002 19:32:51
In message <200201290125.g0T1PLu10278@toad.rmkhome.com>, Rick Kelly writes:
>As far as I know, I've never had a NetBSD crash that wasn't caused by
>outright hardware failure.
I haven't figured this one out. It's my laptop, so it doesn't have ECC
memory. It started getting really, really, slow - every so often, the xterm
I had open would suddenly move for a bit, but then it'd freeze up again.
After about 10 minutes, I gave up. It's quite possible that Mozilla, which
was running, somehow managed to peg the machine, but I couldn't hear the
disk running, so it wasn't thrashing (and anyway, it has plenty of RAM).
It's a mystery to me. However, given my prior experience, I took the time
to take the machine completely apart and clean the fan out very carefully.