/bin/csh script in GELI partition crashes 6.3-STABLE

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Tue Feb 12 22:49:31 UTC 2008

     On Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:16:59 +0100 Ivan Voras <ivoras at freebsd.org>
>Scott Bennett wrote:
>>      It does it every time, so it is certainly repeatable.  Is this a
>> known problem?  Or is there some feature of GELI-encrypted file systems
>> that is expected to have problems running scripts?  (I do not know whether
>> the problem is limited to /bin/csh scripts.  After several crashes in just
>> a few minutes, I decided I had had enough of that for one night.)
>>      If anyone has seen this happen before, please let me know.
>This is absolutely not a common problem, and it's unlikely that the
>shell script is the direct cause of the reboots. Are there any messages
>written on the console juse before the reboots? Are the reboots actually


>kernel panics? If so, you'll need to track down the messages and report

     The kernel panics I've seen in the past all hung the system cold and
required powering it down in order to reboot it.  The current situation
involves a pause of one or two seconds, followed by a black screen, then
the Dell startup splash screen, and then the screen displayed by my boot
manager, offering a choice of Windows XP or FreeBSD.  It's all very fast.
I'm not at all sure that a final sync(2) is even done.

>if not, it's maybe a hardware problem. Is there something unusual about
>your hardware?
     I don't think so.  It's a Dell Inspiron XPS w/1 GB of memory, a
Mobility Radeon 9800 card, and several devices attached to USB ports.
The CPU is a 3.4 GHz P4 w/HT enabled in chipset, BIOS, and kernel.
There is also a Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS PCMCIA card in the slot.  There
is no software support for 3D acceleration on the graphics card and no
software support for the sound card.  There is a builtin sound setup for
which there does seem to be some limited software support.

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