Strange things going on with 4.8
dgw at liwest.at
Sun Aug 10 13:30:29 PDT 2003
I'm having problems no end on my 4.8-STABLE box, and I hope you can help me.
My processes get lots of signals (mostly 6, 10 and 11), and my kernel dumps
core very often. I have the core dumps from the 4 latest crashes. See
attachment for more info.
Notice the common values for IdlePTD and initial pcb. Does this mean anything?
There are other problems as well:
1) Some time ago KDE was hanging in disk wait state forever.
2) When rebuilding the world, make sometimes fails, but when I retry, it
either works, or fails elsewhere. I have not seen this on -STABLE, only on
5.0-RELEASE (on the same computer).
3) Programs are frequently closing when they shouldn't, but without any signs
that they recieved a signal. I haven't managed to catch one with gdb yet.
4) X11 (or KDE) locks up very often, only a hard reset brings the OS back.
5) The absolutely strangest thing I've ever seen happened today:
The console screensaver was running, and when I pressed a key, everything
locked up (I could not even ping the box).
The view was locked to ttyv0, the cursor disappeared. When I tried to switch
to another terminal (with ALT + Function key), it either beeped or did
nothing. It was completely random, sometimes it beeped, sometimes not.
I have already tested the memory (no errors). There weren't any problems with
4.6-RELEASE on my old box.
FreeBSD is awesome, but why is it not working for me?
Please help me.
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