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

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Wed Jun 22 09:07:44 GMT 2005



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Matt Juszczak [mailto:matt at atopia.net]
>Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 10:49 AM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: RE: FreeBSD Machines dieing, we've tried so much....
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>On Mon, 20 Jun 2005, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
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>> Please post dmesg output from both systems.
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>The systems end up crashing so I can't do a dmesg.... or do you mean a
>general dmesg when they are stable?
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Yes. Matt, please slow down and quit panicing for just a second here
- you haven't even told us what processor these are on let alone what the
hardware manufacturer is.  It's like your calling to schedule a doctors
appointment and you aren't even telling them if the patient is
a man, woman, child, or for that matter, family dog!

The vast majority of panics are hardware-related.  It is rare nowadays
for a usermode program to make the system panic.  In particular you said
the problem happens more under load.  That really points even more to a
hardware problem - bad CPU cache ram, bad ram, scsi termination, that
sort of thing.

Ted



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