very current won't mount /tmp

Robert Watson rwatson at
Mon Apr 12 19:10:06 PDT 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Randy Bush wrote:

> >> ok, so with just-now current, i get a trap 12 for a write into a freed
> >> page
> >> is there any way i can scrape the screen, or do i have to get a second
> >> machine and type all that gibberish? 
> > Well, the three common options are:
> > - serial console
> none
> > - dump, if you can get it
> can't
> > - camera or other capture device

:-( Something is walking on memory after freeing it, but it's not
immediately clear what.  If you boot single-user and don't mount file
systems, etc, does running commands result in a panic?  Assuming for a
moment that it doesn't panic, it would be interesting to try mounting nfs,
etc, incrementally until it does crash.  If it does panic even from
single-user mode, it sounds like some incremental backouts are called :-(.

If you back out a week or so (is that possible?) does life get better?

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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