Subject: Re: squid now reveals a new kernel problem.
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John Kohl <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/28/1999 15:17:50
I'd be willing to bet that it's a problem in the file handling in the
kernel.  You mentioned a panic (closef, ref count < 0).  0xdeadbeef as a
signed 32-bit int is less than 0, as are 0xbeef (16b) and 0xef (8b).

Probably somebody holds onto a reference to the structure, it gets
freed, and then they pass it around, incrementing a reference count.

Happy hunting!
==John Kohl <>, <>
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