Subject: Re: 4.0rc1 less stable than 3.1?
To: Joachim Thiemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Lorenz <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2007 15:14:24
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On Oct 8, 2007, at 10:57, Joachim Thiemann wrote:
> On 07/10/2007, Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hmm, that's file system code. Does it always come form there?
> Well, I now have a second stack trace. Note that in the meantime, I
> did the following: I updated from cvs, and recompiled (while under
> 4.0rc1). The resulting kernel booted and ran as well as the previous
> one, but when it crashed I didn't get a debugging console - in fact,
> no indication of any sort other than unresponsiveness. I rebooted
> with the 3.1 kernel, rebuilt tools and kernel, and this one is back to
> "normal". (The compile under 4.0rc1 crashed once or twice, I think,
> with "internal compiler error" or something - again I would think this
> points to data corruption from the drive)
> Anyways, the crash with the 4.0rc2 kernel:
> panic: pool_get: ncachepl: page empty
> 0xd565fb40: at panic+0x14
> ... at cache_enter+0x2b4
> at ufs_lookup+0x768
> at VOP_LOOKUP+0x34
> at lookup+0x320
> at namei+0x138
> at compat_30_sys___lstat13+0x54
> ay syscall_plain+0x1fc
> at user SC trap #280 by 0xeff99940 srr1=0xf032 r1=0xfffdad0
> cr=0x20028048 xer=0 ctr=0
Also filesystem stuff.
>> Since you're running everything in PIO4/DMA2 anyway - could you
>> please check if anything changes when the disks are hooked up to wdc
>> at obio? If that works without errors we know it's the cmdide, if
>> they persist I'd suspect the hardware.
> I can try that, do I do that by disabling the
> wdc* at mediabay? flags 0
You can remove that line - it's for removable IDE devices found in
some early powerbooks. wdc at obio should allow DMA by default.
>>> Yes, I'll definitively try swapping cables. However, 3.1 did seem
>>> more stable, so I'll wait for the next crash (shouldn't take too
>>> ;-) and see if the backtrace is similar.
>> Well, if 3.1 didn't crash at all that would be an indication.
> Well, it did occasionally, just not quite as reliably :-)
Since nobody else seems to see this kind of problem I'd strongly
suspect the cables.
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