Subject: Re: multiprocessor i386 1.6ZH system crash (also for SPARC64/1.6ZJ)
To: NetBSD Current <>
From: Timo Schoeler <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/15/2004 19:24:05
>> The problem occured again with 1.6ZJ and a kernel with the options
>> mentioned above. There was no message whatsoever on the console. I
>> forgot to check whether I could still get into ddb. ddb.onpanic and
>> ddb.fromconsole are set to 1, though. I expect it to happen again
>> within one or two days.
> today it happened when i was doig make clean in the whole pkgsrc tree 
> on my 1.6ZH. i think that's another proof, that the problem probably 
> lies somewhere in the harddisk i/o operations (in the past, i had 
> problems mostly when unpacking gzipped files - again hdd i/o).
> running the debugger from the serial console wasn't possible. tip 
> displayed only ~ character.
> what to do now? wait for another -current? or should i upgrade to 
> 1.6ZJ and try to catch it again and hope that this time i'll get to 
> ddb?
> regards,
> -- 
> Lubos
> _@_"

today my Sun Ultra 2 (Model 2300, 640MByte, second hme/scsi sbus card, 
qe card) crashed when cleaning the pkgsrc/lang tree and bzipping a file 
simultaneously -- unreachable via IP (didn't respond to any ICMP 
requests), had to connect via console...

running 1.6ZJ from yesterday evening.