Bogus signal handler causes kernel panic (5.2.1-p8/i386)

Simon Barner barner at
Wed Jun 16 12:51:11 GMT 2004

Marc UBM Bocklet wrote:
> I just did a "gcc crash.c" and ran the resulting a.out. I assume that is
> the right way to compile it? (I have no experience with those things).

Yes, exactly.

> Nothing happened, the program did not even dump core, I just got lots of
> weird screen output. I ran it both as root and as a normal user.

I forgot to mention in my original mail that the panic can be triggered by
an ordinary user.

> I'm running:
> FreeBSD greatsheep 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE-p8 #3: Sun Jun
> 13 03:22:44 CEST 2004    
> sheep at greatsheep:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SUBMARINE_SMP  i386
> I've attached my kernel config and my dmesg.

Since you are using a P3, the problem seems to be related to my K6-III.

Thanks for your help,
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