Please help me diagnose this crazy VMWare/FreeBSD 8.x crash
feld at feld.me
Thu May 31 15:11:24 UTC 2012
So when this hang happens, there never is a real panic. It just sits in a
state which I describe as like being in a deadlock. How would I go about
getting a crashdump if it never panics? Is it possible to do the dump over
a network or something because I don't believe it can write through the
controller at all.
Also, thank you for the KTR_SCHED tip. This is the type of info I was
looking for. Unfortunately I've only ever seen this crash once on a kernel
with debugging enabled. The machine which is currently prepared to do this
work used to crash a few times a week and now it has 70 days uptime...
however, it is an example of a machine with mpt0 and em0 sharing an IRQ so
I might be able to trigger it using Dane's method.
$ vmstat -i
interrupt total rate
irq1: atkbd0 392 0
irq6: fdc0 9 0
irq14: ata0 34 0
irq18: em0 mpt0 1189748491 218
cpu0: timer 2174263198 400
Total 3364012124 619
I'm doing my best to get you guys the info you need, but this is one heck
of a Heisenbug...
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