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Re: spurious reboot

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 08:24:33AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> The only way for software to cause this would be triple-fault AFAIK.
> Or a watchdog ...
> But maybe you should try to replace RAM too ...

Here are my findings so far:
NetBSD-6.0/i386 GENERIC         spurious reboots, sees only 2 GB
NetBSD-6.0/i386 GENERIC+PAE     spurious reboots, sees all memory
NetBSD-6.0/amd64 GENERIC        stable, works fine
latest netbsd-6/i386 GENERIC+PAE spurious reboots, sees all memory
latest netbsd-current/i386 GENERIC+PAE stable, works fine.

Hence IMO this is not a hardware problem, but a bug in NetBSD/i386 that
has been fixed. Or if it is a hardxare problem, -current has a workaround.

It would be worth identifying the relevant change, and pull it up to 
netbsd-6 if possible.

Emmanuel Dreyfus

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