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Re: odd bug?
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: odd bug?
- From: Derek Quinn Wyatt <quinn_(_at_)_physics_(_dot_)_utoronto_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 11:46:07 -0500
- Organization: Dept. of Physics UofT
Wow... lots of great responses. I'll have to give these a shot when i
get home tonight. I appreciate all the help, and if there are more
ideas, keep them coming :)
On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 11:36:08AM EST
> I don't know if can be this, but I have a similar problem some time ago,
> and was a memory problem (in fact, the machine was a piece of crap
> and bios+memory was the cause)
> Try to change some BIOS settings, like memory speed, refresh, wait, etc
> in a more conservative way (set to default, etc)
> Another cause can be the nic ...
> Yes, Linux works, but sometimes different OS's works different with
> bad hardware.
> And... send dmesg
> On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, Derek Quinn Wyatt wrote:
> > Ok, i don't know how to describe this problem consisely so it's tough
> > to find an answer to. What's more, it's an extremely strange problem
> > i've never seen in a unix os before.
> > I recently replaced my linux firewall with openbsd. Originally it was
> > a great choice. The IPNAT and IPF code is much nicer than the linux
> > counterparts. Nice job.
> > However, occasionally (usually when i'm sleeping or have gone to work)
> > openbsd will lock up. Well, not really lock up. I can still ping
> > it. I can _start_ to log in on the console but it won't complete. I
> > see some of the motd stuff, and then it just hangs until it seems to
> > time out and i get back to a login prompt.
> > But the worst part is that it no longer will NAT for me. The only way
> > i have seen to fix this is to give it a hard reboot. Once it's
> > rebooted everything is quite sweet again.
> > This is a pretty annoying problem... and i know that this information
> > is _very_ little to go on. However, i really don't know what else to
> > do with it. Although cumbersome and somewhat slower, Linux worked
> > great on the box. So i'm finding it difficult to blame it on
> > hardware.
> > Any thoughts anyone has would be great to hear.
> > Thanks,
> > Derek
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Derek Quinn Wyatt | quinn_(_at_)_physics_(_dot_)_utoronto_(_dot_)_ca
Research Computing Geek | Office: (416) 978-6452 Office
University of Toronto | Fax: (416) 978-8221 Fax
Physics Department | Cell: (416) 676-9847 (emergencies only)