Hopefully someone can shed some light on my problem. Over the weekend, we
upgraded our mailserver that was running like a champ w/ FBSD 7.0 and a PAE
kernel (8gb RAM).
I didn't use the freebsd-update program, because I read that if you're not
using a GENERIC kernel, it wont work.
I had changed the standard-supfile like that had RELENG_7_0 to RELENG_7_1 and
I followed the handbook for cleaning out the /usr/src/obj directory, rebuilt
the world and kernel via:
# cd /usr/src# make buildworld# make buildkernel KERNCONF=PAE# make
then I rebooted into single user mode and performed the:
# mount -a -t ufs# mergemaster -p# cd /usr/src# make installworld# mergemaster
When I did the mergemaster, I kept my master.password, hosts, passwd, rc.conf,
and make.conf. But for the most part, I 'i' installed the new files.
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
I'm in the process of building a replacement and getting back online with 7.0
and a GENERIC kernel, but what on Earth could have gone on? Did I do something
wrong with using a PAE kernel on 7.1?
I'm in single-user mode again running 'fsck -y' and there are TONS of errors on
the /usr volume.
The /var/log/messages just shows that the server was restarted, and I'm just
wondering where to start.
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