5.3-RELEASE crashes during make buildworld (and other problems)
PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Thu Jan 13 01:46:33 PST 2005
On Wed, 2005-Jan-12 13:36:04 -0800, Rick Updegrove wrote:
>Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
>fault virtual address = 0x4d
>fault code = supervisor read, page not present
>instruction pointer = 0x8:0xc061c642
That's a NULL pointer dereference. It's not necessarily hardware.
>rickup at nothing$ nm -n /boot/kernel | grep c061c642
>nm: Warning: '/boot/kernel' is not an ordinary file
1) The kernel is /boot/kernel/kernel (sysctl kern.bootfile)
2) You're extremely unlikely to find a symbol at that address.
What you need to do is
$ nm -n `sysctl kern.bootfile` | less
and search for the symbol closest to but no greater than 0xc061c642
This still isn't enough information to reveal anything useful. As a
minimum, you need to enable DDB ("options DDB" and "options KDB") and
get a backtrace after the panic. If you don't already have one, a
serial console will make things much easier. A crashdump or gdb
session would be much better.
>> Hardware problems would be my first suspicion here.
>Me too... if it were not for the fact 5.3-RELEASE is the only OS that
>has problems on this hardware.
That doesn't totally rule out hardware. Pattern-sensitive memory
problems may not show up on different operating systems (or even
different kernels). That said, based on the trap information, I'd
look at a software cause first.
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