It seems Sheldon Hearn wrote:
> > I would try a new kernel, and perhaps some collabaration with John
> > to debug these problems rather than just complaining about the
> > situation.  I see at least two experianced developers in the CC
> > list, there's no reason for these poor bug reports.
> The problem with a hard lock-up out of which you can't escape into the
> debugger is that it makes meaningful bug reports impossible.  My non-SMP
> workstation has exhibited apparently arbitrary lock-ups since the advent
> of SMPng.
> I thought I was the only one, since my question on the freebsd-current
> mailing list went unanswered.

You are _not_ alone, there has been numerous complains about this
on the list, but so far they have not been taken seriously :|

> >From my understanding, John's WITNESS code allows us to break into the
> debugger from within interrupt context.  If the lock-ups are happening
> in there, then this may help us provide better bug reports.

It doesn't help here at least, the machine(s) just lock up solid
only reset or a powercycle can bring them back...

> Oh, and a couple of deep breaths are probably in order. :-)

Yeah like *sigh* ....


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