FreeBSD-6.2, SMP, coredump -- fatal trap 12 : page fault while in kernel mode, current process: (swi1:net)

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Jun 14 19:06:04 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 11:21:53PM -0700, Yong Rao wrote:
> Hi Kris,
> Thanks for your reply.
> I have 2 exactly the same equipments. The ONLY difference is the OS. One
> is running 6.0 FBSD. The other one is 6.2 FBSD. 
> I built the kernels using the same configuration file (with SMP option).
> My problem is that the OS 6.2 does not dump core when crash happens,
> while the OS 6.0 does core dump perfectly. Why it is like this?
> Something wrong with FBSD 6.2 OS when SMP options is enabled?

Impossible to rule it out of course, but this sounds unlikely.  Many
of us developers perform dumps on SMP 6.2 systems regularly.  There
were *many* changes between 6.0 and 6.2, and perhaps it is as simple
as your workload is exercising a slightly different code path or
timing.  Using DDB you will be able to determine what the other
threads are doing at the time of crash and this should help to figure
out why dumping is failing.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-smp mailing list