Subject: NetBSD 2.0_BETA Issue
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Pat Wendorf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/03/2004 18:34:01
I've been experiencing some random reboots while compiling things on the
generic kernel from the releng server (NetBSD nightmare.unios.ca 2.0_BETA
NetBSD 2.0_BETA (GENERIC) #0: Thu Apr 1 10:48:15 UTC 2004).
I figured it might be NFS I/O related, so I tried a few: dd if=/dev/urandom
of=randomcrap bs=8k count=1000 to see if I could get it to trigger. This
won't crash the box, however it does cause the box to go mostly unresponsive
for the duration of the dd runtime. The higher the block size, the more
pronounced the unresponsiveness. I can't even break into the debugger on the
local console until the process completes.
Is this netbsd wide, or just Dreamcast related?
BTW: The compile that seems to trigger the random reboots
is /usr/pkgsrc/misc/screen. I'm sure others will work, but that's just the
one I'm working with right now. If it helps, I'm using the lan adaptor not
the bba and booting the kernel with a CD with a NFS mounted swap (24 meg) and