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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:04:13 +0100
From:      Frederique Rijsdijk <frederique@isafeelin.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: updated to 7.1 via cvs source, PAE kernel. server unstable
Message-ID:  <496D1DED.7050003@isafeelin.org>
In-Reply-To: <28283d910901131456k1a94b322td46cea93406c6df@mail.gmail.com>
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matt donovan schreef:

> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM, brad davison <
> demonichandextensions@hotmail.com> 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 
stable.

-- FR



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