Server spontaneously rebooting

Simon Barner barner at
Sun Aug 24 10:06:06 PDT 2003

> We recently have been having a problem with our server rebooting
> spontaneously.  It seems to happen about every day or two.  Never had the
> problem before.. started happening about a week ago when we rebooted to
> change IPs on the machine and since we were rebooting anyway, we upgraded to
> the latest FreeBSD -stable before the reboot.
> We recently rebooted the machine ourselves to add kernel debugging stuff.
> The server rebooted itself a few minutes ago and this was in
> /var/log/messages:
> Aug 24 11:37:11 awww savecore: reboot after panic: page fault
> Aug 24 11:37:11 awww savecore: no dump, not enough free space on device
> (77588 available, need 919256)
> Any ideas on what's going on here and how to get this figured out?
> FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #16: Wed Aug 20 23:03:32
> CDT 2003     chris at  i386

This might be related to the PAE stuff that has been committed on Aug
08. There is a patch that removes PAE support - it has been reported to
fix stability problems on -stable machines that were rock solid before
the upgrade.

You can find the patch here:

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