Subject: kern/10515: System freeze with ps/top
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Lennart Augustsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/05/2000 17:28:17
>Synopsis: System freeze with ps/top
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jul 05 17:29:00 PDT 2000
>Originator: Lennart Augustsson
>Release: NetBSD-current 2000-07-03
With fairly heavy system activity the system sometimes freezes totally
when ps or top is invoked. The system is totally locked up and CTL-ALT-ESC
does not help.
I've now repeated this on two 1.5B systems, one is an IOpener (with a WinChip
CPU and 32M memory) and the other and ordinary Pentium II box (with 128M RAM).
The conditions always seem to be pretty much the same, fairly heavy disk activity
and a loaded CPU together with low memory conditions. When ps/top is started
the machine freezes at once.
I have no clue. Did something bad creep in with the new sysctl interface that