My kernel panics suck

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
Wed Sep 8 20:22:42 UTC 2010

* William D. Colburn (Schlake) <schlake at> [100702 12:19] wrote:
> I got my new 8-stable system up, and now I just have recurrent disk
> controller failures.  The machine can't stay more than about ten
> minutes before it panics into a hung kernel, or simple reboots.
> Unfortunately, I know the root cause of the panics.  If my computer is
> sitting on the table, then the kernel doesn't panic.  If the computer
> is sitting on the desk, then it panics like mad.  The table is wooden,
> the desk is metal.  Of course, I'm also changing power too.  On the
> table, I use a wall outlet, while on the desk I use my Smart UPS.
> Unfortunately, you can't really help me with this.  I'm just writing
> in out of the hope that I'll get some sympathy for this problem.

Everyone knows the best place to run FreeBSD is under your desk:

~ % gcc -v       
Using built-in specs.
Target: amd64-undermydesk-freebsd
Configured with: FreeBSD/amd64 system compiler
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.2.1 20070719  [FreeBSD]


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