Help: Looking to contact someone running FreeBSD on ESX

Greg Larkin glarkin at
Fri Feb 25 21:09:43 UTC 2011

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On 2/25/11 3:00 PM, Mark Felder wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:15:29 -0600, Greg Larkin <glarkin at>
> wrote:
>> I haven't used watchdogd(8) ( before, but I wonder
>> if it would help you by firing some data logging command (-e option) so
>> you have some information to go on.
> That actually looks like a great solution, but I currently cannot
> recompile the kernel to enable SW_WATCHDOG and take those servers down.
> We have identical hardware in a test environment that I can do that on
> and hopefully see if we can get a clone of the problematic VMs to fail
> there with the watchdogd enabled.
> Thanks,
> Mark

Hi Mark,

That sounds good, and please post any further information so someone
else can help you troubleshoot further.

Here are some other questions for you to ponder:

- - What appears in the Apache access & error logs just before a freeze

- - Are you using any unusual Apache config file settings or modules? How
about for PHP?

- - Are all of your installed ports up to date?

- - Have you done any Apache or PHP performance tuning using or as
starting points?

- - Have you enabled a PHP log file to record errors, warnings, etc.
generated by your application code?

Hope that helps,
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