Subject: Re: 2.0rc4 unstability
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/18/2004 22:18:52
On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 11:11:26PM +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.

I have switched several production boxes to 2.0. Some are SMP, some use
softdeps (and some use both :). I've yet to see one of them crash.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference