ghosthunting: machine freeze 6.2R
volker at vwsoft.com
Wed May 23 09:28:01 UTC 2007
On 05/23/07 09:17, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Roger Miranda wrote:
> > Volker wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > I've attached the latest dmesg, can you see any similarities (as it
> > > still might be a hardware issue)?
> > [...]
> > Our current version is: FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0
> > Looks like you are also using the EM network adapter driver. We are
> > suspecting the driver or Network adapters them self. Our other boxes are
> > using xl0 (3com) and are working fine.
> The em(4) driver has received quite a few updates lately,
> and I think some of them have been MFCed to RELENG_6 since
> 6.2-RELEASE. I don't use any em(4) interfaces myself
> (I prefer bge(4) and others), so I'm not sure if there's
> any relationship with your trouble, but I suggest you try
> updating to the latest 6-stable (RELENG_6) code.
> (Or even give 7-current a try if you have a spare disk for
> installation so you can quickly swap it back with 6.x if
> any show-stoppers arise. In general I don't recommend
> installing 7-current on production machines, though.)
thanks for your hints. I haven't monitored RELENG_6 for em changes.
If the problem remains (today no freeze occurred) I'll go -STABLE on
that machine and see if it solves the issues. Currently I'm watching
this machine over the distance and waiting for the freeze... I'm
unable to check -CURRENT on it (it's 24x7 production and remote and
both is a 'don't do it').
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