amd64/89501: System crashes on install using ftp on local subnet

Lanny LBaron at FreeBSDsystems.COM
Thu Nov 24 19:20:03 GMT 2005

>Number:         89501
>Category:       amd64
>Synopsis:       System crashes on install using ftp on local subnet
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-amd64
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 24 19:20:01 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Lanny
>Release:        FreeBSD-6.0/AMD64
FreeBSD Systems
Not installed yet, problem arises -during- install 
      When trying to install either at the console or via redirected serial console, FreeBSD-6.0/AMD64 is crashing during the 'base' part of the install when using ftp on local subnet. 

─[ Progress ] ─────────────────┐
                 │     Extracting base into / directory...         │
                 │ ┌─────────────── ───────────────────────────   ─┐  │
                 │                                                │  │                  │ └   └─────────────────────────────────────── ─┘  │                  └─────────────────────76 2% ──────────────────────┘ 
Fatal Error: Invalid realloc size of 0! - PRESS ANY KEY TO REBOOTes/sec.

It is always around the 76% when this happens. I have tried to install on 15 Servers this week and in almost all cases this happens exactly as shown above.        
              Install FreeBSD-6.0/AMD64 using 'ftp' as the media.
              I have made Scott Long aware of this and was asked to submit this bug report.

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