Subject: kern/31994: hard kernel crash
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/03/2005 17:48:00
>Synopsis: hard kernel crash
>Arrival-Date: Thu Nov 03 17:48:00 +0000 2005
>Originator: Zeljko Vrba
>Release: NetBSD 2.0.2
2 CPU system, HT disabled
System: NetBSD dmms-lab38.ifi.uio.no 2.0.2 NetBSD 2.0.2 (DMMSL-38) #10: Sun Aug 21 13:04:48 CEST 2005 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DMMSL-38 i386
So the scenario is following:
- become root, mount FAT32 partition
- cd to that partition
I was playing a bit with the p7zip archiver, which is multithreaded and due to
some command-line options ran out of memory, but with a very strange message
(invalid argument to system call).
Then I tried to ktrace it to see which system call is at fault, and the machine
froze on me. Crashed HARD. Today when I came to work I saw the following thing
on the console:
uvm_fault(0xd72a3c0c, 0, 0, 1) -> 0xe
As for kernel DDB, I have these options in the kernel:
options DDB # in-kernel debugger
options DDB_ONPANIC=1 # see also sysctl(8): `ddb.onpanic'
DDB didn't start. I could do just hard reset.
Not sure. I'm using p7zip from the pkgsrc. I copied the following line from
the manual page:
7za a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on archive.7z dir1
Added ktrace in front, replaced -md=32m with some higher numbers. Eventually,
I think that it crashed with -md=64m. Everything was done on FAT32 partition,
and dir1 had about 80G of data.