FreeBSD/i386 may panic under heavy load on SMP machines

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Mon Jan 17 08:08:27 PST 2005

J.D. Bronson wrote:
>> It takes some time before all mirrors are updated. Try again later or 
>> try a different mirror.
> I tried all the mirrors...still no luck.
> Should I be grabbing these in the manner of my tracking?
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5

In the announcement two methods for obtaining the updated files are 

   1) Upgrade your affected system to the RELENG_5_3 errata branch dated
      after the correction date using cvsup(1) or cvs(1).  This is the
      preferred method.  For information on how to use cvsup(1) to update
      your source code see:

   2) Obtain the updated files using the cvsweb interface.  Cvsweb is a
      Web interface to the CVS repository.  The URL to the general
      interface is "".  You can
      obtain any of the source files for the RELENG_5_3 branch by going
      to the src  directory ("")
      and then selecting the "RELENG_5_3" branch tag.  With the branch
      tag set navigate to the files listed below in the "Correction
      details" section and download them, making sure you get the correct
      revision numbers.  Copy the downloaded files into your /usr/src

Seems like you should have tag=RELENG_5_3. If you are on RELENG_5, then 
the patches may have made it into your source before the notice, maybe 
check the source:

   Revision        Changes    Path
   1.342.  +4 -0      src/UPDATING  +1 -1      src/sys/conf/       +2 -50     src/sys/i386/i386/apic_vector.s   +65 -37    src/sys/i386/i386/mp_machdep.c         +42 -9     src/sys/i386/include/apicvar.h        +2 -5      src/sys/i386/include/smp.h

cheers, Erik

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