Yesterday's -STABLE kernel corrupts LAN
fasterdisco at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 20:45:06 GMT 2005
Wow I must be missing something here on a very basic, fundamental level.
I run FreeBSD-RELEASE on a production box. I have my reservations but it
was the only release that supported my RAID controller, so I had no choice
(or buy a $300 raid card that was supported). Anyway it works fine so far
(knock heavily and repeatedly on huge pieces of wood).
I've read the FreeBSD notes regarding the differences between STABLE,
CURRENT and RELEASE. So uh, what is supposed to be run on a production
box? In plain sight on the FreeBSD site it says "Latest production release"
which is 6.0-RELEASE...are we only supposed to run RELEASE on production
systems or are we supposed to run STABLE? Seems to me it's
counter-intuitive to call something STABLE and not have it meant for
production. My head hurts.
On 11/26/05, Rob Connon (Info) <rob.info at vfs.com> 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
> >>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.
> Who said anything about a production box? just because the machine is
> sitting in a COLO dont mean it's in production.. Why not offer some
> valued input instead of smart ass comments?
> you seem like the type of person most people ignore when they hear you
> open your mouth, but it's such a nice day i thought i would respond..
> Happy Thanks Giving!!!!!!
> And for the rest of you thanks for all the help!
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