Subject: Re: Freezes on NetBSD-1.6_STABLE
To: None <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/2002 22:33:12
On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> I'm seeing a freeze on NetBSD-1.6_STABLE everytime I try to run
> "mencoder", usually after it runs for about an hour. With
> ddb.onpanic=0, everything freezes and then reboots. It tried it with a
> kernel built with "options DIAGNOSTIC", and leaving ddb.onpanic set to
> "1"; it still freezes, but it doesn't reboot, and I couldn't get into
> the debugger from X, either. I did leave a window with "top" open, and
> at the point it froze, no swap was being used, and "mencoder" was
> using %84 of the cpu, with only ~10mb resident.
> Computer is K6-2 450Mz, 192mb RAM, one 120gb and one 80gb hard drive,
> all partitions using softdeps. I did recently upgrade a 20gb drive to
> a 120gb, but it seems otherwise as stable as before -- only "mencoder"
> causes the problem.

I'm willing to write this off to heat. After re-arranging the cables
inside and underclocking to 400Mhz, all the jobs I was trying to do
were completed without incident. Thanks to all who replied.