-CURRENT spontaneously rebooting when using X

Chris Hedley cbh-freebsd-current at groups.chrishedley.com
Tue Jan 24 09:18:18 PST 2006

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 January 2006 05:03, Chris Hedley wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, John Baldwin wrote:
>>> It's a bug, but you can try this workaround:
>> Unfortunately that caused my system to lock up at (presumably) the same
>> point it was crashing before; testing it a couple of times produced the
>> same result.  Is there anything you want me to do to try to extract some
>> more details from it?
> Ah, sorry then.  The bug is that some thread has gone to sleep while holding a
> mutex and now another thread wants that mutex.  Try turning on witness as it
> will tell you when the first thread goes to sleep (the real bug).

I've done that, and (perhaps unhelpfully) ran cvsup before rebuilding, so 
one or the other has fixed my problem somehow.  When I'm feeling brave 
enough I'll turn off witness again and see if the problem returns; I'll 
report back if it does...

Thanks for the help,


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