Subject: Frequent crashes
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/30/1995 20:19:47
I know that nobody is going to like this, because I don't have much
data to work off of.  But here goes anyway:

My machine keeps crashing.  For a week or two, it was running steadily
and being nice and stabile.  However, somebody came into the room when
I wasn't there and turned the external hard drive off while the
machine was running.  I did an fsck, and everything seemed to be fine,
but now fsck complains on every reboot that all three partitions are
dirty.  However, it goes on into multi-user, and running fsck manually
doesn't find any problems.  Also, at the same time that I started
seeing these problems, the machine has decided that it should lock up
every now and then.  It totally freezes (no response on the console or
over the network, no disk activity), but hitting the debugger button
usually gets into the debugger, from where I can sync and reboot.
Sometimes, continuing will actually get it to pick back up where it
left off.  But not always.

So, anybody have any suggestions on what I should do?  Is this
actually a disk problem, or something unrelated?


* Chris  | "Nobody likes brain alteration!"                              *
*  Jones |                           --Peri Brown, _Doctor Who_          *