Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.5.2
To: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
From: James Tuman Nelson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/29/2001 21:11:25
Things seem to be working fine now after reinstalling 1.5.2.  Not sure
what was wrong before.  Probably user error.

Jim Nelson

John Hawkinson wrote:
> | I notice that things are not as reliable as before.  I have had a few
> | interesting panic crashes.
> Umm, reading your message, I don't see any information about panics
> at all. Please note that when you do get a panic, the right thing to do
> is to file a PR and to include the stack trace from the panic.
> | One was caused by a power outage, that trashed my /.
> Err, a power outage is not a panic -- or did the power outage take
> place and then you get a panic subsequently? In any case, "trashing"
> your filesystem should not happen. Is it possible for you to explain
> in detail what symptoms you saw?
> | Since then I have installed 1.5.2 on the same disk, and so far no
> | crashes.
> Sounds like no panics, then, yes? One power-induced problem and no
> further problems?
> | 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.
> We'd need more information.
> | Another time, I ran pppd to open a connection to the isp, and I
> | could not read the network table with netstat -r.
> Perhaps you had no DNS? Try netstat -rn.
> Thanks for your report, though.
> --jhawk