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Date:      Wed, 25 Oct 1995 16:19:23 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Brian Tao <>
Subject:   Re: Re(2): panic: free vnode isn't
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In-Reply-To: <"MAC-951025164255-1E49*/G=Andrew/S=Gordon/O=NET-TEL Computer Systems Ltd/PRMD=NET-TEL/ADMD=Gold 400/C=GB/"@MHS>

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On Wed, 25 Oct 1995 wrote:
> Server is running 2.0.5R (with more recent SCSI drivers from -STABLE a
> few weeks ago, probably not important).

    Ack, don't say that... I just downgraded our server to 2.0.5-RELEASE 
to see if that will give us longer uptimes.  :-/

> The nature of the freeze is some kind of deadlock in the filesystem -
> if you catch it just after the freeze, terminal/telnet sessions are
> normally still alive,

    Yeah, it's more serious than that here.  When the system locks up,
everything is dead.  As I said, I've put 2.0.5-RELEASE on with a
kernel to handle a larger number of open files and mbuf clusters.  The
one major thing that is missing is the pcvt driver.

    Unfortunately, I can't rule out NFS because our anonymous FTP
archive sits on a BSD/OS drive (which I don't think FreeBSD will
recognize) and user home directories are mounted from another central
server.  I could probably move over to another machine for
a week (if 2.0.5R crashes in the next couple of days) and see what
effect that has.
Brian Tao (BT300,
Systems Administrator, Internex Online Inc.
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't"

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