Yesterday's -STABLE kernel corrupts LAN

Chris racerx at
Sat Nov 26 18:40:35 GMT 2005

Derrick MacPherson wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> 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.
> Wow, if I could use that sarcasm to fuel my car I'd be happy. I guess we
> would be the only people to run current or stable on a production
> machine, and everyone else is using RELEASE? I guess I should have stuck
> with 4.1x considering all the initial troubles with 5.x, and not go to 6
> at all cause heck that can't be near ready considering the obvious
> ineptitude of freebsd developers, the horrible track record speaks for
> itself. Or should I run RedHat? ;)
> Just wanted to contribute to the discussion in a productive manner, and
> make sure people are aware of issues as well as solve our current issue,
> but thanks for your input nonetheless. I hope it's sunny over there
> today, cause it is here. Whoomp.

Indeed it is - perhaps a bit more then there.

Best regards,

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