Undoubtedly this problem has been covered many times. I am not very savy with Freebsd.
I am using Freebsd 4.9 compiled for use with smp. The system has a Promise Fasttrak tx2 100 raid card using 4x40 in a raid 0, which is currently acting as a small file server for my lan. Whenever I copy large files or a large number of smaller files (mp3's) off the server the system reboots or worse yet it reboots. The system has a 3com 3c905b-tx nic in the system. I have noticed that if I set my other machine, to which I wish to copy the files to, to run at 10mbit's and leave the freebsd box at 100mbit/sec the crash takes much longer to happen. Normally it would crash within 3-5 minutes, so not immediately, and much longer, say 20 minutes if I copy at 10mbit/sec. I have also noticed that if I copy 1 600 meg file off, it will not crash, yet if I copy 100 mp3's off, it crashes. The system is also running apache, sendmail and bind. Initially I was getting xl0 timeout errors. After doing some googling I discovered the possibility of a irq conflict. I immediately took out any other cards in the system, sound/decoder, and moved the network card and promise raid controllers around in slots until the bios post screen showed no irq sharing or conflict. Yet the problem still remains. It is here now that I've noticed that occasionally instead of locking up, it will just reboot, although still most of the time it locks up. System information is: Abit Bp6 with dual Celeron 366's. Standard ide boot drive 4 ide 40 gig western digital drives on promise fasttrak tx2 100 raid controller 3com 3c905b-tx nic Nvidia geforce 2 video I think that's about all the standard stuff, nothing else in there. Any help would really be appreciated Pat P.S. Please accept in advance my apologies if this seems too simple or a dead subject, as I have just joined the mailing list. I really enjoy using freebsd, just seems easier than all the linux distro's. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"