FreeBSD 6.2-REL, system lockup, recovers when keyboard pressed

Dale Shaw at
Thu Feb 28 21:47:22 UTC 2008

Sorry all, I typo'd -- the system is 6.2-REL, not 6.0-REL.

Does that make the answer any clearer? (maybe it's fresher in people's minds?)

Is confidence high that an update to 6.2-STABLE would sort this out?
(I'd really love a bug fix reference).


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
> Dale Shaw wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I have a vanilla 6.2-RELEASE system running a bunch of network
>  > management type tools like RANCID, nfcapd, cacti and so on.
>  >
>  > After a few days of normal operation, the system (locked away in a
>  > data centre) falls off the network. Can't SSH to it, can't ping it. No
>  > ARP -- gone! I have no OOB access to this machine (it's a test
>  > box/play pen).
>  I have a vague memory of something like this but cannot point to a
>  specific commit that resolved it.
>  Kris

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