FreeBSD 6.2-PRE panic

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Tue Nov 21 08:42:28 PST 2006

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006, Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006, Dominic Marks wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:10:41 +0100
> > Dominic Marks <dom at> wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 12:14:47 +0100
> >> Dominic Marks <dom at> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Received this one this morning. I was in Gnome, just opened sylpheed. Had 
> >>> a collection of other apps running, no particular high load. Debug kernel 
> >>> and vmcore available for interested developers (592MB ... I've turned on 
> >>> minidumps now.)
> >>
> >> And another, looks like the same again. This time I have a minidump (73MB) 
> >> . Available for developers. I'm going to try going to latest STABLE and see 
> >> if it goes away.
> >
> > And again, this time with latest STABLE. Help! (please) Ideas for a 
> > work-around would be appreciated as well. As before crash info is available 
> > to developers (93MB).
> If you have a serial console set up, could you compile DDB, INVARIANTS, and 
> WITNESS into the kernel?  When the panic occurs, run the following commands:
>    show pcpu
>    trace
>    show allpcpu
>    traceall
>    show alllocks

Has Dominic followed up on this? I am seeing the same problem on my
Athlon 4400+ system (running i386) and have been crashing 3 or 4 times a
day on a kernel from Nov. 9.

I just updated to 6-Stable of Nov. 21 and it has not yet crashed, but if
it fails again, I can provide the requested information. I really would
like to see it resolved for the 6.2 release if at all possible.

In my case, the crashes have mostly occurred when I was either not on the
system at all or when I was just logged into it via SSH from a terminal
window on another system. No X-server was running at the time of any
crash. (But polkitd and hald are started at boot time, so they were
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634
Key fingerprint:059B 2DDF 031C 9BA3 14A4  EADA 927D EBB3 987B 3751
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 224 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list