FreeBSD-5.2.1 NIS slave/NFS server locks up..

Eric Anderson anderson at
Fri Apr 16 06:11:51 PDT 2004

I recently built two machines running FreeBSD 5.2.1 for the purposes of 
running three services - DNS, NIS (slave server), and NFS (minor amount 
of data, but a reasonable amount of connections). 

Both machines would lock up (unpingable, nothing to be done except reset 
switch) after a period of time - sometimes a few days, sometimes a few 
hours.  I tried new hardware, and even rebuilt them both on new hard 
drives on new machines, still with the same issue.  These two machines 
did the previously mentioned services for only about 150 hosts.

I switched them to 4.9, and they've been rock solid.  I used GENERIC 
kernel, and was running -RELEASE's on all incantations. 

Seems like a bug somewhere, but I don't know where exactly, but if I can 
help track it down, I'd be glad to do what I can. 


Eric Anderson     Sr. Systems Administrator    Centaur Technology
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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