Subject: Re: recent instability
To: None <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2006 16:46:22
I just had my system freeze. No response to pings, usb is dead, no idea 
if I'm in db since usb keyboards don't work without disabling pckbdc 
first. In the middle of compiling firefox, downloading an ISO, and using 
rdesktop. I don't ues IPv6 at all or ipf.

I had xosview running, shortly before the system froze, cpu usage 
dropped to less than 40%, and the net download stalled. Not what i'd 
expect while compiling firefox

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:

> "Steven M. Bellovin" <> writes:
>>Two days ago, I upgraded to 3.99.18 from 17 April.  Since then, my laptop
>>has frozen once and spontaneously rebooted once.  Has anyone else seen
>>that sort of instability?
> I just upgraded two days ago also and the first reboot with the new
> kernel had a hang at boot / device probe time (during or right after
> probing my cmpi sound card).  The previous month-old kernel had no
> such problems.  
> As an aside userland didn't compile due to a problem in
> /usr.sbin/ndiscvt, and another CVS update the yesterday produced a
> kernel that didn't hang at probe time.
> There is also another weirdness where some recent change in either the
> netbsd NFS client code or the openbsd server code caused NFS exports
> to permanently hang when netbsd is viewing a directory exported on
> openbsd with a large number of files (~420) in it.  The only way to
> get that NFS subtree unstuck is to reboot the server side machine.
> Due to the flurry of mozilla, xorg, xpdf security holes I felt that I
> had no choice but to upgrade all the way around.
> -wolfgang
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