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Date:      Mon, 18 Dec 2006 00:42:03 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: URGENT: 6.1/amd64 server hangs
Message-ID:  <4586545B.2070907@u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <45864EAA.8070908@netfence.it>
References:  <45864EAA.8070908@netfence.it>

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Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> Hello.
> A server I manage is locking too frequently.
> The behaviour is very strange: almost nothing works, no daemon is
> running, keyboard is ignored, but still the machine will answer pings.
> 
> The real problem is that I'm not able to diagnose this, since no message
> is displayed on the console or recorded in the logs and no crash is
> produced. I compiled DDB in, I can press Ctrl-Alt-Esc and drop into it,
> but then again the keyboard won't work, so it's useless.
> 
> Although this box features a dual core CPU, I'm running with SMP
> disabled, so to leave this out of the way.
> Apart from that, the most unusual things this box has are an amr
> controller (featuring RAID5) and GELI. Are there any known issues with
> these?
> 
> How is 6.2 stability right now? Dumping and upgrading is the only thing
> I can think about, though I'm not sure whether this would be an
> improvement...
> 
> Any other hint? Any info I should look for and provide?
> 
>  bye & Thanks
>     av.

Andrea,
	Are you running X in some shape or form on the server, and what's the
last message you receive on the console?
- -Garrett
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