Subject: NetBSD-1.5.2
To: NetBSD <>
From: James Tuman Nelson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/26/2001 22:02:13
I have recently installed 1.5.2 on my 386 box, using an 18Gbyte Seagate
Barracuda on a 2940 UW controller. Originally, I had 1.5 on a Medalist
with the same controller.

I notice that things are not as reliable as before.  I have had a few
interesting panic crashes.  One was caused by a power outage, that
trashed my /.  The result was that I had to reload the entire operating
system.  Fortunately, I was only experimenting with 1.5.2. Since then I
have installed 1.5.2 on the same disk, and so far no crashes.  Still,
certain things do not appear to be consistent.  For a while, I could not
ping one of my other computers on my network, and then I could after a
few reboots of the 386 box.  Another time, I ran pppd to open a
connection to the isp, and I could not read the network table with
netstat -r.  An ftp was holding up the process, and everything recovered
after ^C out of ftp, without rebooting, so it was not a crash.

Anyway, just some observations, in case anyone has had similar
experiences.  I am concerned that my 18Gbyte drive may be defective.

Jim Nelson