Subject: ppp hangs
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 10/04/1997 21:16:53
I've got a low-end 386 that I'm trying to use a ppp gateway to my home
LAN. I'm currently just running tests; this means dialing up to the
isp and running ping, with a process logging the interesting numbers
from "netstat -ni -I ppp0" output periodically.
The problem is, after several days' uptime, the machine hangs.
CTL-ALT-ESC breaks to ddb; a trace done just now shows
--- interrupt ---
Doing "call boot(0x100)" at the db> prompt prints "syncing disks... "
and hangs. At this point CTL-ALT-ESC no longer works; only the front
panel reset button gets its attention. As a result, I have no kernel
The kernel is built from fairly old code, old enough that it identifies
itself as 1.2.1 rather than 1.2X for some X. Is this a "try -current"
thing, or is there something more serious going on here? I recall some
people talking about ppp hangs, but the stack trace gives me no reason
to think ppp is actually involved in my hang.
7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B