Instant Reboots (was: Re: Postgresql locks up server - no response at all)

Geoff Speicher geoff at
Wed Aug 4 15:07:20 PDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 03:34:49PM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> Geoff Speicher wrote:
> >FWIW, in mid-late July, my problems were not PREEMPTION-related.  I
> >tried everything I could to get usable threaded apps under XFree86, but
> >my Athlon XP rebooted every time I tried to run kdm, Firefox, etc.
> >
> >This included all four combinations of PREEMPTION and ULE/4BSD.  Rolling
> >back to July 1 was the only thing that worked for me.
> Yeah, the instant reboots have hit me too.  Disabling PREEMPTION did
> seem to help this for me, but then it might have been a coincidence.
> Incidentally, what video drivers are you using?

Snippets from /var/log/XFree86.0.log:

(II) ATI: ATI driver (version 6.4.18) for chipsets: ati, ativga
(--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon VE/7000 QY (AGP)" (ChipID = 0x5159)
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.o
(II) Module radeon: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 4.0.1
        Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
        ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6

(II) RADEON(0): [drm] loaded kernel module for "radeon" driver
(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled

Hmm... but I also just realized that I added the following to my kernel
config many moons ago:

nooption        DDB
nooption        INVARIANTS
nooption        INVARIANT_SUPPORT
nooption        WITNESS
nooption        WITNESS_SKIPSPIN

Is it possible that's not helping?


More information about the freebsd-current mailing list