beta6/7 machine freeze
rwatson at freebsd.org
Sun Oct 17 01:53:44 PDT 2004
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, Volker wrote:
> I'm still using debug.mpsafenet=0 for the i4b code (may I remove it or
> is it still required for i4b?).
You can move the explicit reference, because the network stack will
automatically set debug.mpsafenet=0 if you compile i4b into it. I hope to
have some patches to make it more mpsafe in the near future, but am
currently working on other bugs.
I'll probably bother you again in a few weeks with some patches to try
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
> Before your i4b changes the machine died in the middle or at the end of
> a ppp connection. For me, this is a huge step forward (or backward into
> Now while the machine is running stable (no lock ups, no panics) for
> quite some days (the first time since BETA-4) I'm sure RELENG_5 made a
> huge step into the 5-STABLE direction. Two weeks ago I really had
> concerns for 5's stability but now I think 5.x will do a good job as 4.x
> did it.
> I think you guys really did a great job! :)
> Will remove INVARIANTS and WITNESS now and enjoy the speed of a good OS.
> On 2004-10-11 17:44, Robert Watson wrote:
> > In fact, this is almost certainly part of the problem. I'd try setting
> > debug.mpsafenet=0 in /boot/loader.conf and reboot as a first step t see if
> > the problem goes away.
> > Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
> > robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
> > On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Robert Watson wrote:
> >>BTW, since it sounds like this might be a networking related problem, you
> >>might try setting debug.mpsafenet=0 in loader.conf to see if the problem
> >>goes away -- that will put the Giant lock back over the network stack and
> >>might close races. i4b might not be MPSAFE, I'll go take a look.
> >>Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
> >>robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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