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Re: kern/37955: Kernel Panic NetBSD 4.0 blkfree

The following reply was made to PR kern/37955; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Simon Burge <>
Subject: Re: kern/37955: Kernel Panic NetBSD 4.0 blkfree 
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 13:20:02 +1100

 Vincent van den Berg wrote:
 >  I needed to reboot the machine by typing "reboot" at the "db>" prompt, 
 >  syncing the disks also hung, so I needed to perform a hard-reset.
 >  This happened while I force fsck'd every volume (my passport drive too, 
 >  mounted at /mnt/backup and formatted ffs2 with softdep enabled) before 
 >  running dump! This is a production machine and it's crucial that backups 
 >  are made.
 Out of curiosity, does it work any better if you don't enable softdeps?
 I use rsnapshot here between two netbsd-4 machines without problems.  I
 don't know of any specific problems with softdeps, but I don't use them

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