Subject: Re: mysterious reboot
To: segv <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/08/2005 09:19:23
In message <>, segv writes:
>On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 07:30:23 -0400
>"Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:
>> Last night, probably during the daily job, my laptop appears to have 
>> rebooted.  There's no core dump and nothing in dmesg.  I'm running 
>> -current from about 4 or 5 days ago.  Has anyone seen anything like 
>> this?
>> 		--Steven M. Bellovin,
>Yeah, I've seen it happen occasionally (i.e. more than just once) on my AMD
>Athlon PC. The reboots were quite random, so I assumed it was buggy hardware,
>because it didn't happen to any other machines that were running NetBSD. This
>was NetBSD-3.0_BETA
A disturbing thought, since I recently added more RAM to the machine.  
Memtest found no problems in a single pass; maybe I'll run it longer 


		--Steven M. Bellovin,