Re: pre-2.0.31-1 crash

Dan Hollis (
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 16:44:25 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Jon Lewis wrote:
> try_to_free_page: state(0) stop(9) i(xxx) sleep instead of fail
> xxx started as a small number but was growing large and negative. I let
> it run this way for a bit, and noticed the keyboard seemed totally dead.
> After a few minutes of this scrolling, I hit the reset button.
> The system used was my tomcat II dual P120, 64mb RAM, both disks on a
> BT-946, running an SMP kernel without any of the special SMP deadlock
> patches.

The *exact* same thing happened to our news server during an expire a few
days ago.

Single CPU P90, 64mb RAM, NCR 53c8xx using the BSD ported driver.

I thought it was a fluke, but I guess it's not.