FreeBSD Machines dieing, we've tried so much....

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Mon Jun 20 09:41:36 GMT 2005

Please post dmesg output from both systems.


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>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Matt Juszczak
>Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 1:56 AM
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>Subject: FreeBSD Machines dieing, we've tried so much....
>Hi all,
>OK, we're still having the FreeBSD machines die on us.  Its two
>machines we've noticed, both FreeBSD 5.4, different hardware, different
>Originally, orion, our mail server, started getting kernel traps and
>dieing.  Then, our primary ldap server, a week later, started
>doing it.
>Now they both are dieing atleast once every couple days, at random
>times.  Orion has been up solid for five days, and Caliban (our primary
>ldap server) has been up for about seven, before this evening
>at 2:00 am
>when it died again.
>Here is the output from Caliban:
>Orion has
>a similar message on the console when it hard locks, but the process
>usually says "procmail".
>I've never had instability problems with FreeBSD.  These machines are
>both in the same location, but on different power supplies.  They are
>controlled with high-level Air Conditioning. We've got three other
>FreeBSD 5.4 machines which haven't shown any sign of instability, but
>they dont receive anywhere near as much traffic as Caliban and
>Orion ...
>those servers get hammered constantly.
>The ONLY similarity between Orion and Caliban software-wise is
>that they
>both are involved in LDAP.  Caliban acts as a primary LDAP server and
>Orion has LDAP configured via pam and nss.
>Please let me know any suggestions you can think of. The hardware is
>fairly new in both machines, but they are completely different kinds of
>boxes. Both machines are multiprocessor.
>Thanks in advance,
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