Unexplained kernel panic on 5-STABLE (now in 6-STABLE)

Peter van Heusden pvh at wfeet.za.net
Thu Aug 17 19:57:20 UTC 2006

Thanks, Kris. I guess its time for me to go shopping for some new hardware.


Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 01:24:48PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
>> On Thursday 17 August 2006 04:20, Peter van Heusden wrote:
>>> Thanks for the advice John. I upgraded to 6-STABLE and just got a kernel
>>> panic again. Before I list the dump, I'd like to mention two messages I
>>> see in my syslog. Firstly, often I get something like this:
>>> kernel: swap_pager: indefinite wait buffer: bufobj: 0, blkno: 151698,
>>> size: 28672
> This can indicate that your swap disk is failing (or you are using a
> nonstandard swap setup like swapping to a file); it means that the
> kernel timed out trying to read/write from swap.  If your disk is
> failing this can have secondary effects (like panics) from the failed
> operation, since data was lost.
> Kris

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