Subject: Re: 2.0rc4 unstability
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/17/2004 22:58:29
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On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 23:11:26 +0200
Jukka Marin <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have whined about 2.0 problems and I still do :-I  Both my desktop
> machine and laptop freeze (probably panic; I should really configure
> serial consoles for all machines and build a nest of serial cables)
> every now and then.
> My desktop system repeatedly freezes when I use gimp to save an image
> to a local disk (at least when I save to the same partition where the
> gimp temp file is).  This machine also froze when I tried to print a
> PS file from a remote machine to an USB printer connected to this
> machine.  (I haven't seen this one more than once, but I don't really
> use a printer all that much.)
> My laptop freezes easily when watching a DVD using xine and moving the
> mouse pointer into the xine control window.
> A friend's machine froze when he killed an xterm.
> I don't know if 2.0rc4 is stable for all other people in the world,
> but it's the most unstable NetBSD release (well, not a release just
> yet) that I have ever used (sinze 0.9c on Amiga).  1.6 was rock solid
> on the same machines.
> Would I be better off running -current?  All I want is to get my
> work done - I hate crashes and I hate 15-minute fsck sessions. :-(
> I guess I have to disable softdeps in all kernels and see if that
> helps.  It will kill compile speed, but so do frequent reboots.

Strange... my home server runs 2.0_RC5 and it's working
without any problem, the following services:

dspam/mysql/postfix/clamav/clamsmtp/dovecot (500 emails daily more or less)
samba (WINS server and serving two shares for 3 clients)
NFS (serving pkgsrc, src and xsrc for 3 clients)

screen, irssi and mutt.

[juan@Mandylion][~]> uptime 
10:54PM  up 5 days,  9:25, 2 users, load averages: 0.18, 0.19, 0.24
[juan@Mandylion][~]> uname -a
NetBSD Mandylion 2.0_RC5 NetBSD 2.0_RC5 (Mandylion) #11: Fri Nov 12 09:59:51 CET
2004  juan@Mandylion:/var/build/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/Mandylion i386

Ok, this is a home server, but working pretty fine!

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