du -s causes reboot

Eugene Lee list-freebsd at fsck.net
Sat May 15 23:00:47 PDT 2004

On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 04:50:24AM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
: On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 04:54:10AM -0500, Eugene Lee wrote:
: > FreeBSD 4.9p7.  I have a new Dell PowerEdge 1750 that is giving me fits.
: > I have a ~/src directory containing source tarballs that are unpacked.
: > A "du -s ~/src" locks up my ssh session and causes it machine to reboot.
: > No entries in /var/log/messages or /var/log/console.info to indicate the
: > problem.  No core dumps either.  All filesystems (except root) have
: > softupdates enabled.  Suggestions to troubleshoot this are appreciated.
: > Rebuilding the kernel now with -g, hope it helps...
: Try dropping to single-user mode and applying the utility from your
: domain name :-) It's possible you have filesystem corruption that is
: causing your kernel crashes.

Finally had a chance to get to the office and onto the PowerEdge console
to do the obvious (i.e. /sbin/fsck, what Kris suggested).  If there was
any corruption in the filesystem, it seems to have fixed.  Civilization
is saved once again.  Thanks Kris.  :-)

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