Subject: Re: current-i386 locking up under heavy load?
To: Lars Nordlund <>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/2005 22:42:39
On Sat, 7 May 2005, Lars Nordlund wrote:

> Fri 2005-05-06 klockan 09:44 -0700 skrev Hisashi T Fujinaka:
>> OK, this is one of those useless reports because for the past three
>> weeks, compiling large things on a -current box causes my system to lock
>> up. No db> prompt, no console message, nothing in the logs, just plain
>> lock up.
>> By compiling large things, I mean building userland or something in
>> pkgsrc that takes a while.
>> This is a 1.4GHz P4 with RAMBUS and I haven't seen any sort of memory
>> errors in the logs.
>> If anyone has any suggestions (probably a serial console would be good?)
>> for debugging, I'd appreciate them.
> When that happens to any of my machines it is often heat related. Can
> you get more cooling on the box while you are compiling and see if that
> helps? Run the machine without the cover? Do not have it in a sound
> silencer box. Install more fans? Underclock?

Good idea! Let me make sure the fans are all working.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte