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Re: spurious reboots

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 08:26:30PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 09:57:06AM +0000, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:33:20AM +0300, AR wrote:
> > > Maybe you could try swapping the RAM chips in their sockets or try a  
> > > memtest. It is likely that your problem is hardware related. If not, try 
> > > a live cd with say, Free/OpenBSD and compile stuff there, see if your  
> > > problems persist.
> > 
> > It wokred fine with NetBSD 4, si I have trouble to buy the hardware
> > issue.
> It could be, because NetBSD 5 stresses hardware in a much different way.
> It makes heavy use of locked instructions for example. I know some AMD
> processors have bugs in this area.

Do you have more information about that?

I may be affected by it too, because the system panics and memtest showed
no problem. Which means I would have to do a downgrade to get it in a
working state again.


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