Freeze up on Beta-4

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Sep 11 22:10:28 PDT 2004

On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 10:16:19PM -0500, Rusty Nejdl wrote:
> I am running the latest RELENG_5 as of today with basically a default
> kernel config (I added smbus support and I'm using SCHED_ULE as my
> scheduler).  Since I upgraded, whenever I try to use XMMS to stream audio
> and run gaim, the system will completely freeze.  I can run either program
> separately and they work just fine, but if I am logged into gaim, open
> xmms, and start to stream audio, as soon as sound comes across, the system
> freezes.  If I am streaming audio, open gaim, and login, right before the
> list of contacts opens up, the system freezes.
> I am doing a portupgrade -Rf for gaim and xmms right now to see if that
> has any affect, but wanted to see if anyone else was seeing something
> weird like this and if anyone had any ideas.  The only other thing I can
> think of would be to use SCHED_4BSD instead, but I had thought that ULE
> would be a better choice for my dual xeon server.

ULE has known problems, that's why 4BSD was made default again.  Retry
with 4BSD and let us know whether or not the problems persist.


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