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Re: kern/41905: System Crash

The following reply was made to PR kern/41905; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Manuel Bouyer <>
Subject: Re: kern/41905: System Crash
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:40:16 +0200

 On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:35:02PM +0000, Will L Givens wrote:
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 >  Well I leave the null modem serial cable connected 24/7 but I only have
 >  Putty running and connected via serial, when I'm actually using it.
 Ok. A break on the serial console will cause the alpha to enter ddb.
 Maybe putty sends a break to the serial port when connecting to it.
 Also, when the system is powered off or in sleep, it causes electrical
 conditions on the serial port which will be interpreted as a break by
 the remote end.
 Manuel Bouyer <>
      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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