"page fault" panices after upgrading 5.4-RELEASE to 6.0-RELEASE/6.1-PRERELEASE

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at atlantis.dp.ua
Mon Mar 6 09:24:48 UTC 2006


On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Pavel Gubin wrote:
> I've got some machine which is almost idle and works now almost only as dialup
> server. The problem was that this machine was very stable under 5.4-RELEASE,
> but after upgrading (via buildworld/installworld) to 6.0-RELEASE-p4 and then
> to 6.1-PRERELEASE (4 days ago) the machine panices (uptime from an hour to
> a day or two).

  I have one idea about this. You've said that machine acts as a dialup server.
What kind of ppp do you use: kernel (devices ppp + process pppd) or user 
(devices tun + process ppp)? It seems to me that kernel ppp is seriously
broken in RELENG_6, but I've never succeeded in getting a crashdump (my 
otherwise stable home machine just reboots from time to time when I use
kernel ppp), so for now I've just switched to user ppp.

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
e-mail:  dmitry at atlantis.dp.ua
nic-hdl: LYNX-RIPE

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