mpd sometimes hangs the whole system?

Alex Povolotsky tarkhil at
Mon Feb 19 16:43:08 UTC 2007

Richard Tector wrote:
> Alex Povolotsky wrote:
>> Richard Tector wrote:
>>> 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?
>> Proimisc?... hmm... fxp. Rock solid thing, as far as I can remember. 
>> Can try em instead
> Or perhaps it doesn't. All I can remember is it requires the bpf 
> netgraph module.
No, it just requires bpf module to allow tcpdump on ngXX.
> If it's a hard lock rather than a panic, perhaps it's a problem with 
> your hardware then? Memory perhaps?

Not possible. Two boxes without a single common thing, save maybe a 
network card. And works flawless without mpd.


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