Subject: Re: AlphaStation 255 restarts
To: Jeff Tupholme <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/02/2006 21:50:42
On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 11:45:31PM +0000, Jeff Tupholme wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an AlphaStation 255 on which I'm running NetBSD 2.0.2 as a 
> headless server. It's a nice machine but periodically it either reboots 
> itself or drops into DDB. Nothing in /var/log/messages suggests a 
> problem, it just seems to happen spontaneously. I guess it's a kernel 
> panic but then savecore doesn't yield anything on reboot. The machine 
> does not run under a heavy load and is connected to a UPS.
> I was wondering if this is a known problem at all or if it's something 
> specific to my machine. It occurred to me that it might be firmware 
> related for some reason. Any thoughts, please?

When it's in ddb, please enter 'dmesg' and 'tr' to see if it's a
panic message or something else. You should see the panic message at the
tail of dmesg; tr can give a hint too

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