PfSense 2.2.6 crashed due to programming bug.
Hi PfSense Experts,
We are facing very odd issue with pfsense, It crashes frequently one or twice a day gets mount root error on boot therefore we have to forcefully powerdown system , once we reboot it is report like pfSense has detected a crash report or programming bug. We have attached crash report here. Is this could be hardware issue?
I would highly appreciate if someone please help us in this matter.
Thanks & Kind Regards,
Your hardware is broken.
MCA: Bank 4, Status 0xb200000000070f0f MCA: Global Cap 0x0000000000000105, Status 0x0000000000000004 MCA: Vendor "AuthenticAMD", ID 0x20ff2, APIC ID 0 MCA: CPU 0 UNCOR PCC BUSLG ??? ERR Other timed out panic: Unrecoverable machine check exception cpuid = 0 KDB: enter: panic
MCA/MCE errors can only come from hardware. There is no way for a software issue to trigger them.
Thanks for the information.
Can you point out from that crash report specifically which hardware device is malfunctioned ?
Hardware event. This is not a software error. CPU 0 4 northbridge Northbridge Watchdog error bit57 = processor context corrupt bit61 = error uncorrected bus error 'generic participation, request timed out generic error mem transaction generic access, level generic' STATUS b200000000070f0f MCGSTATUS 4 MCGCAP 105 APICID 0 SOCKETID 0 CPUID Vendor AMD Family 15 Model 47
Nothing there sounds good, it also doesn't point to any one specific thing.
Given that seems to be a >10yr old CPU, it's probably time to consider a replacement box.
AMD 0F 2F K8 (rev.E) Athlon 64 Sempron