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Date:      Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:52:13 -0500
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        Steve Franks <stevefranks@ieee.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Users Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 6.1 hard freeze after 2 hrs cp from ntfs to ufs
Message-ID:  <20070129165213.GA79617@xor.obsecurity.org>
In-Reply-To: <539c60b90701290824k396108b9gbb984fcbf4ab6304@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <539c60b90701290824k396108b9gbb984fcbf4ab6304@mail.gmail.com>

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On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 09:24:48AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> So,  I have no ideas here.  I am migrating to 6.1 from win2k and I am
> a bit leery as my system is freezeing.  Basically, I mount my ntfs
> drive, and I have a fresh blank disk that I want to move my
> hundred-odd gigs of data off of my old ntfs volume.  It goes for on
> average about 2 hours, then the system locks up - no coredump, no ssh,
> no shell, dead and gone.  It never freezes if I don't copy.  The os is
> on a seperate disk on a seperate controller.  I am slowly getting the
> copy completed, by using cp -n, but still, bsd is supposed to not
> crash, period.  Why else replace my crappy win2k machine? (it decided
> it didn't want to log onto the net 75% of the time anymore, and liked
> to reboot every 20 mins wether you were copying or not).  As I said,
> i've been running the bsd system daily for over 2 weeks, and it never
> crashes or freezes until you copy.  I was even using these disks over
> smb before, and moved my entire cvs repository (only several hundred
> megs) off this same disk onto the root disk sucessfully last week.
> Any ideas?  Out of swap?  I installed on a 160GB drive with the
> sysinstall/bsdlabel -A (auto) option, so i would think I have a
> reasonable amount of swap (about 1GB as I recall).  Gotta go to work.
> Thanks for any advice.

Try with 6.2, there were some bug fixes to ntfs which might be
relevant.  If it persists, follow the directions in the developers
handbook chapetr on kernel debugging and file a PR.

Kris

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