Subject: Re: 2.0beta freezes
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/13/2004 08:28:05
On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 05:19:00PM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> > If you can build a kernel with DDB (the Mach kernel debugger) in it, you
> > can escape to that (<ctrl><alt><esc>) and use its "ps" command. (I haven't
> > looked at NetBSD for quite a while, so I don't even know if DDB is there.)
> 	That won't help you much if you're running X.  There isn't a way to
> have the kernel switch video modes (since it's X itself that does that)
> so you'll be in ddb, but typing blind.  Still useful, if just to type
> "sync" and get a core dump.

When the system freezes, the caps lock led no longer works with the caps
lock key.  This means the keyboard no longer works, right?  If I were in
ddb, keyboard and caps lock led should still work?

I'll try using serial console tonight (hopefully) and see if any messages
are printed when it freezes.  All I know now is that ping still works,
so the networking code keeps running - but everything else seems dead.