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Date:      Sun, 20 Feb 2005 01:14:20 +0100
From:      "Daniel Eriksson" <>
To:        "'Doug White'" <>
Cc:        'FreeBSD Current' <>
Subject:   RE: Crash on CURRENT from today
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Doug White wrote:

> > Fatal trap 9: general protection fault while in kernel mode
> these are bad news.  The only times I've seen this is with 
> horrifically
> broken code or hardware problems.  Mostly hardware problems.  
> You might
> check the environmentals on your system, and check the event 
> log for any
> ECC correction events or other abnormal behavior.  Normal code isn't
> likely to trigger GPFs.
> Did you compile the kernel with any non-standard options?

The machine has been running pretty solid for the last couple of months.
This of course doesn't mean it's not a hardware problem. I'll know for sure
in a couple of days I guess (if it keeps crashing with strange errors).

Kernel/world is compiled only with standard flags. Nothing in make.conf
except "CPUTYPE?=athlon-xp" (which means -O2 is used). I reverted back to a
non-debug kernel a few weeks ago when the makefiles were changed to only use
-O for debug-kernels. However, after switching mpsafenet back on (replaced
NFS (which locked up for me with mpsafenet) with geom_gate) I have some
spare cycles to burn on the machine. I might as well use a debug-kernel in
case this isn't a hardware problem.

/Daniel Eriksson