Continuing Server Crash Saga!
kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Mar 23 02:27:29 UTC 2006
On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 07:43:08PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> Re: my Dell PE 1850 crashes (freezes).
> After scouring the Buglists, I have found a few others who have servers
> that were exhibiting exactly the same issues as mine. Random crashes on
> reliable hardware, with not OS (FreeBSD 6.0) logs showing any issues.
> In FreeBSD 6.0 RELEASE, there seemed to be a QUOTA application bug. The
> three people I talked to have eliminated the freezing problem by disabling
> user and group disk QUOTA support. I have now disabled QUOTA on my system,
> and will report back in 10 days. (5 is the magic number, 10 would be
> reasonale to conclude success).
> I have been advised to upgrade to 6.1.
Yes, this quota bug is fixed in 6.1.
> I have never been very successful with upgrading a live system, so
> generally I backup data and completely reinstall.
> I am hoping someone here will tell me upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 would be a
> trivial task, posing minimal danger, and perhaps point me to a decent
> tutorial or how to ...
It is pretty straightforward - see the documentation in the handbook,
or just do an upgrade from the 6.1-beta4 CD.
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