On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:25:21PM -0400, B. Cook wrote:
> Here is the full error:
> Aug 13 09:29:57 gameface savecore: reboot after panic: ufs_dirbad: /var: 
> bad dir ino 3485849 at offset 3584: mangled entry
> The error causes the machine to keep rebooting on its own over and over 
> again.

You are not using the partition that contains /var as the dump device, are you?
> i386 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Wed May 20 16:56:48 EDT 2009
> It is running a GENERIC kernel with ALTQ in it, and DEVICE_POLLING
> The machine will not reboot on its own, but if you start in single user 
> mode, fsck /var and then mount it; and exit.. the box will start..
> It will do this everytime; any suggestions?

Disable saving coredumps bt setting 'dumpdev="NO"' in /etc/rc.conf.

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