FreeBSD 6.2-REL, system lockup, recovers when keyboard pressed
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Mar 16 08:27:07 UTC 2008
Sorry for the top post.
Over the year's I've had a few boxes that did stuff like this.
Putting the same software packages on a different PC that had a
different motherboard and cards in it resulted in no lockups.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Dale Shaw
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:52 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD 6.2-REL, system lockup, recovers when keyboard
> Hi again all,
> Just an update on my problem (see below).
> I upgraded the box to 6.3-REL and the problem persisted -- exactly the
> same behaviour.
> I've narrowed the problem down to nfdump though -- without the NetFlow
> collectors (nfcapd) running, the box is rock solid.
> If anyone out there happens to have seen this problem (with nfdump and
> friends) before, or has some general advice for troubleshooting
> something like this (I suspect some system resource tuning may be
> required), please drop me a line.
> In the meantime, I'll head on over to the nfdump list.
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Kris Kennaway
> <kris at freebsd.org> 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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