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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:04:13 +0100
From:      Frederique Rijsdijk <>
Subject:   Re: updated to 7.1 via cvs source, PAE kernel. server unstable
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matt donovan schreef:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM, brad davison <
>> wrote:
>> Since then, we have had severe server instability after a few hours.  The
>> server completely locks up requiring a hard boot, then the fsck_ufs runs for
>> a while.  This is our production mail server, and we've been down off and on
>> for 2 days.
> could be due to PAE. since PAE is known not to be very stable.

First thing I'd try too. Compile a GENERIC kernel and see if that brings 
any improvement.

If it does, perhaps consider running AMD64 in stead of PAE. Alot more 

-- FR

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