Yesterday's -STABLE kernel corrupts LAN

Chris racerx at
Sat Nov 26 18:18:22 GMT 2005

Derrick MacPherson wrote:
> My friend posted late last night, on a problem we are seeing, Sub:
> Problem with FreeBSD 6 -STABLE and Dell PowerEdge 2850 spewing arp requests
> Pasted here:
> Hi All,
> I have a problem with FreeBSD 6 -Stable, i built the machine with
> -RELEASE and it's been running fine for the last few weeks.. Today i
> tryed to make the jump to -STABLE by running cvsup on the RELENG_6
> branch, running makebuildworld/kernel
> which built fine without any errors.. upon the first reboot the machine
> did not come back up.. I went down to the data centre where the machine
> is COLO'd and saw the machine  did boot the new kernel.. it just has no
> network connectivity..
> The Machine is a Dell PowerEdge 2850, Raid 1 volume on the Perc4i
> controller.. there are 2 Intel 1000BT adaptors.. i poked around making
> sure there were no errors in the syslog etc.. the machine comes up fine
> as mentioned...

Yes - I can see running STABLE (or CURRENT for that matter) on a
production box makes perfect sence to me. Yes it does.

Best regards,

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