System Reboots with Bittorrent Use

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sat Dec 1 22:46:50 PST 2007

On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 10:14:27PM -0600, ruggeri at wrote:
> >Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 07:48:20 +1300
> >From: Jonathan Chen <jonc at>  
> >> I have since reformatted my computer.  I began using deluge
> >> again a couple weeks ago, but am again experiencing
> >> spontaneous reboots, now when using deluge (I don't have
> >> rtorrent installed).  I don't get any message in
> >> /var/logs/messages (is there a way to make the computer log
> >> more?  Are there other logs I should check?).  In general the
> >> file system needs to be cleaned after the reboot.
> >
> >There's a bug in the kernel with 6-STABLE with Bittorrent
> clients that
> >use multiple threads. This includes the latest deluge and azureus
> >ports. I've filed a PR for this:
> >
> >
> >
> >but it's been getting no love from the developers. You could try
> >poking freebsd-stable@ for help.
> Thanks a lot, that sounds like it could very well be the
> problem.  I don't think it's a physical hardware problem,
> because I have no problem using bittorrent in Windows, and the
> behavior went away (previously) when switching from rTorrent
> to an older version of Deluge.
> I don't think I have the dmesg from after the crash anymore --
> I don't want to replicate it because I'm kind of worried that
> something will go terribly wrong with the disk...
> Is there a bittorrent client someone would like to recommend?

If you could downgrade to deluge-0.5.5, that was the last one that

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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