Current crash with db prompt

Andre Guibert de Bruet andy at
Sun Sep 12 07:49:40 PDT 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, sam wrote:

> After updated the source dated as (09-09-2004), and finished make buildworkd, 
> and installkernel, the system crashed into a db> prompt.
> Does anyone had this problem? should I download the source again? I m not 
> sure whether I download the source in a bad time or not..

Getting to the db> prompt isn't of interest, it is the messages that are 
printed at the console right before you are dropped to the kernel debugger 
that we are after. They usually give a pretty good idea of what went 

Downloading fresher sources may or may not resolve your problem, depending 
upon whether the bug was caught and fixed or masked by another commit. In 
the future, please attach the panic string along with any messages printed 
at panic time with your bug report. You might be interested in setting up 
a serial console to capture these messages without writing everything down 
manually. There's a detailed section in the handbook on how to do this.


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