Spontaneous reboots with splash
luzar722 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 11:48:56 UTC 2015
Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> I've got a problem with a 10.1/i386 box which sometimes reboots
> spontaneously: no crash dump, no message, nothing; only a sudden reboot
> with nothing in the logs.
> I even added INVARIANTS, WITNESS, SOCKBUF_DEBUG, DEBUG_VFS_LOCKS,
> DEBUG_MEMGUARD and DIAGNOSTIC to my kernel conf: nothing changed.
> I tried putting DDB into the picture, but it won't be brough up; again a
> plain reboot.
> While doing all my tests (and kernel compilations), I was able to see a
> lot of reboots happening when the consoles screen saver starts or a key
> is pressed to get back to the console.
> In /boot/loader.conf I've got:
> The above image will appear on boot and as soon as the keyboard is not
> used for a while.
> With these settings, a "make kernel" will only seldom get to the end.
> In fact, after putting 'blanktime="NO"' in /etc/rc.conf, I tried "make
> kernel" several times: no problem ever.
> So I thought my kernel might have something wrong and I tried GENERIC,
> getting the same results.
> although I've been using this setup for maybe 15 years, I'm starting to
> think splash has something wrong!!!
> Has anyone else experienced this?
> Any hint on how to get sure data?
> I know I could just disable splash and easily live with it (that's in
> fact what I'll do for now), but I'd feel more comfortable if I could get
> straight down to the cause.
> Any help appreciated.
> bye & Thanks
Read the handbook section about splash.
Your splash.bmp file has to be under 320x200 in size. For a bmp file
over that size you need to also load the VESA module.
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