panics and traces, who and where to report?

Ryan Sommers ryans at
Thu Sep 30 06:13:19 PDT 2004

> Hi folks!
> Last week I was sending some panic reports (using 6-CURRENT and
> RELENG_5) and debugger traces to this list. I didn't get a response and
> while cvsup'ing twice a day for several days and doing buildkernel every
> other day the situation didn't change.

Generally if you don't get a response I wouldn't bother CVSUPing so often
as it probably means no one has had the time to look at it yet. That being
said I'll dig in the archives and see if any of your panics have been
reported by other people and if I've seen any activity regarding

> So I'm wondering if this is the right place to report panics and traces?
> Or are these better placed at hackers@?

This is the right place, hackers@ is definately the wrong place.

> Another question: Do you really expect RELENG_5 to become stable within
> the very next few weeks? From my point of experience with RELENG_5 it
> looks like I have to switch my OS as I don't believe the 5-STABLE will
> be production stable soon.

Not to sound rude, but if you feel RELENG-5 isn't stable enough you can
always run RELENG-4 until you feel the RELENG-5 branch meets your
expectations. Unless you have some reasons you want to go to 5.

Ryan Sommers
ryans at

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