Subject: Re: kernel panics: lock error (mutex)
To: Arto Selonen <>
From: Mindaugas R. <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/13/2007 18:05:01

Arto Selonen <> wrote:
> Recently our NetBSD-current system (i386) has become fairly unstable (from 
> uptimes of months, interrupted by current upgrades, down to kernel panics 
> every few days).

A lot of changes were made and more still coming into the -current, so this
is expected :)

> Any suggestions for disabling/enabling specific debugging or similar 
> kernel config options for tracking this down? (Already should have most 
> enabled from previous problems in the past couple of years).

Traditionally DEBUG, DIAGNOSTIC and LOCKDEBUG options are enough (this, of
course, decreases the performance very much).

> So, I have a crash dump available. Should I file a PR and continue from 
> there with more data (like kernel config, etc),
> <...>

Yes, please file a PR in such cases.

Best regards,