mpd sometimes hangs the whole system?

Richard Tector richardtector at
Tue Feb 20 21:52:22 UTC 2007

Sten Daniel Soersdal 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?
> I'm not sure why mpd would want to put any interface in promiscuous
> mode. Neither pppoe, pptp nor l2tp would require promiscuous mode as
> they use either strictly unicast or ethernet broadcast.
> Perhaps you could provide some information as the situation where
> promiscuous mode is necessary?
It doesn't. Was my mistake. It's been a while since I've used it first 
hand and I just remembered the requirement of ng_bpf, as I explained in 
a later mail.

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