mpd sometimes hangs the whole system?

Richard Tector richardtector at
Mon Feb 19 16:19:04 UTC 2007

Alex Povolotsky wrote:
> Richard Tector wrote:
>> Alex Povolotsky wrote:
>>> mpd (fresh) on FreeBSD 6.1p12 sometimes hangs system, totally, to 
>>> reset. Tried two completely different boxes, so it cannot be a 
>>> hardware problem.
>> Which version of mpd are you using? Have you tried the latest version 
>> from ports, 4.1? I've read it fixes a *lot* of problems found with the 
>> older versions.
> 3.18_5; Is mpd 4 100% backwards compartible?

Yes, 4.x should work just fine with your 3.x configuration files.

> And, what's worse, I've heard of exactly the same problem on 4.0. Kernel 
> _freeze_ should be something kernel-related, I fear.

Quite possible. It involves putting the interfaces in promiscuous mode 
so could be due to a bug in your network card driver. What interfaces 
are you using?


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