system hangup - I'm lost
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 30 10:48:29 UTC 2008
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 12:39:27PM +0200, Bartosz Stec wrote:
> Oliver Lehmann wrote:
>> My fileserver has sporadical hangups running 6.3:
>> FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE #0: Thu Jun 19 00:21:00 CEST 2008
>> olivleh1 at nudel.salatschuessel.net:/usr/obj/i386-pentium3-6.3/usr/src/sys/NUDEL
>> The exact release doesn't matter since it happened before. It always
>> happens afer some time of having some load on the system (I'm building
>> ports with tinderbox and during the build process it just hangs up).
>> The system does nothing write out on the console, neither the CRT, nor
>> the serial console.
>> The system itself is:
>> CPU: Intel Pentium III (845.64-MHz 686-class CPU)
>> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x683 Stepping = 3
>> real memory = 805240832 (767 MB)
>> avail memory = 778481664 (742 MB)
>> ACPI APIC Table: <Intel N440BX >
>> FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
>> cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 1
>> cpu1 (AP): APIC ID: 0
>> ioapic0 <Version 1.1> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
>> while the diskspace is provided by an 3ware RAID:
>> twa0: <3ware 9000 series Storage Controller> port 0x2400-0x24ff mem 0xf4101000-0xf41010ff,0xf4800000-0xf4ffffff irq 18 at device 11.0 on pci0
>> twa0: INFO: (0x04: 0x0053): Battery capacity test is overdue: twa0:
>> INFO: (0x15: 0x1300): Controller details:: Model 9500S-4LP, 4 ports,
>> Firmware FE9X 2.08.00.009, BIOS BE9X 2.03.01.052
>> da0 at twa0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>> da0: <AMCC 9500S-4LP DISK 2.08> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-3 device
>> da0: 100.000MB/s transfers
>> da0: 715224MB (1464778752 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 91178C)
>> I had - in the past - sometimes messages left which where indicating,
>> that the system was not able to allocate swap space fast enough if I
>> recall it correctly (_not_ out of swap space!) but the RAID is kinda
>> fast imho.
>> Any idea what I could do to shed some more light on this behaviour?
>> Why it is happening and what really is causing it?
>> Would enabling the kernel debugger really help here? I mean the system
>> is really hanging up - except ping response it is not responding to
>> anything except the reset switch ;)
>> Greetings, Oliver
> Personally I'd rather bet on some hardware problem (overheating?) Try to
> install mbmon from ports. I had also similiar problems with old
> motherboards with swelled capacitors.
Be careful with mbmon and healthd -- just because they compile and run
does not mean they're working properly (the values shown may be
It's best to check such things in the system BIOS, unless you have
absolute certainty that your motherboard is supported by mbmon/healthd.
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