Subject: Re: crash in ntfs read?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/2005 23:33:41
On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 11:14:25AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> One of my machines has been crashing overnight every few days.  It 
> seemed to be a hang; I finally realized that I should set ddb.onpanic 
> to 0, since I wouldn't see a panic message while I was in X.  The 
> backtrace indicates that the problem is in the ntfs code; I have
> /windows mounted read-only, so I suspect it's dying during the daily 
> job.  Is anyone else seeing anything like that?  I've built and booted 
> a debugging kernel so I can get better diagnostic info (and I'll sendpr 
> when I do), but I'm perplexed because I don't see this on any of my 
> other similarly-configured -current machines.  (Btw, I don't know what 
> the panic is; gdb didn't display it, and I haven't had the chance to 
> figure out yet why not.)

Perry had similar problem, I haven't observed that particular problem
myself tho.

Would it be possible to switch to text console for night, leave
ddb.onpanic back to 1, and get the full ddb traceback?

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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