anyone recognize this panic?

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sun Feb 26 23:34:14 PST 2006

On Sunday 26 February 2006 16:18, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 03:51:44PM -0800, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > One thing, the developer's handbook only talks about "option DDB"
> > but that won't compile until you have added KDB.
> Please send-pr about this to get the docs updated.
> > Now, I got it to panic but it took 5 or 6 tries. "At will" must
> > have heard his name and ran away :). However, when I try "call
> > doadump" it says no dump device has been specified. I have
> > dumpdev="AUTO" in rc.conf but I think this is happening far to
> > early.
> >
> > All is not lost because I think I have 3-6.3 MP images of the panic
> > and the trace back. How can I get a dumpdev that early into the
> > boot? This is turning into the pain I thought it would be :).
> Unfortunately I don't think you can.  dumpon(8) says you can set a
> loader variable, but this is just an outdated manpage and that
> facility went away in 2002 (probably something to do with GEOM).
> However, DDB traces should be sufficient.  Since you can reproduce
> this easily, please also turn on INVARIANTS, INVARIANT_SUPPORT, and

I forgot to point out that I am not running current but
FreeBSD topaz 6.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE #13: Sun Feb 26 
20:58:16 PST 2006

It also occurs on RELENG_5 but that machine is my gateway and firewall.

It may be trying to confuse me but I have to use the NIC in XP before it 
will panic on the FreeBSD boot. My sacrificial machine only runs 
6-stable and it is much harder to make panic.

I have 3 280+KB images of the panic and traceback. They are	panic	1st page of trace	2nd page of trace

This is a 128Kb DSL line on the upload so it won't be fast. Even 
cropped, the originals were 10MB+. So, they have been made more lossy 
for size.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA "I am Andean project".

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