PFsense hanging since version 2.4.4
Ok. I think i found the problem. The problem were infact not Hardware fault but it was software "fault" related to the 2.4.4 releases.
When installing 2.4.4 the bootup changed to console display instead of VGA display. To fix that i found articles that i should add:
To my /boot/loader.conf.local
But that seemed to have caused the system freezes i have had.
I now found another article that i should add the following to /boot/loader.conf.local
THAT solved my problems it seems like!
I still have to apply my original config though to verify. I will do that now.. System has now been running fine for 4.5 days.
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That one seems not to be available.
You're right : it should be p2 - sorry.
may i know how old your pc does it supported?
If you read the thread you will find out.. it has already been mentioned. Computer is from 1st of April 2017 so not very old.
My backup with all configuration has now been applied.
Lets give it a few more days too see if this is a complete solution or not :)
Ok. After applying my config system hung after 2 days again. So i suspect there is something wrong with my config since v 2.4.4... Or my 2 OpenVPN tunnels or something else causing the system to crash. Any advices how to go forward? I think i have established that this is not a hardware issue anymore?
And it hung again this morning. I reverted back to factory default settings now to get it stable again..
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@taz79 Maybe you'd want to open the box and see if there are any swelled or popped capacitors. Just a thought.
I have replaced the pfsense router with a dovado router in the meantime. I will see if i could find some other hardware i could use instead :( ... As a last resort i will try to use an older version of PFsense on the router in a last hope there wont be a hardware issue :) .. But yesterday the router hung again with default config this time :(
Ok.. Setup with both 2.3.5 and 2.4.3 did lockup and hang with a flickering screen.. So as a few of you said in the beginning.. Hardware trouble.. I guess this PC will end up in the recycle pile :( Thanks for the help and input everyone!!! :)
Probably gonna try to buy a SG-1100 instead :)
So... I'm with my first Netgate hardware! :D :D :D
Thank you for your purchase!
It's a nice unit!
It seems to be a nice product! :)
5 to 6 MB/s in traffic from 4 IP:s and CPU load at 23%.. Looks good so far :) This is a small network with around 20 devices and max speed is 117Mbit/s so i think its a walk in the park for this hardware :)
Also have this on Feb2019 from artway and maybe we are on the same boat. :D
Only admin password has been changed at install, cmd reboot 3-times after install then crash happen randomly 40mins, 1hr, 2hrs etc.
Already contact with manufacturer but not very responsive.
Dump files link:
db:0:kdb.enter.default> show pcpu cpuid = 3 dynamic pcpu = 0xfffffe026599f380 curthread = 0xfffff8000c007000: pid 14696 "filterlog" curpcb = 0xfffffe022f325cc0 fpcurthread = 0xfffff8000c007000: pid 14696 "filterlog" idlethread = 0xfffff80005217620: tid 100006 "idle: cpu3" curpmap = 0xfffff80005f92138 tssp = 0xffffffff82bb6948 commontssp = 0xffffffff82bb6948 rsp0 = 0xfffffe022f325cc0 gs32p = 0xffffffff82bbd1a0 ldt = 0xffffffff82bbd1e0 tss = 0xffffffff82bbd1d0 db:0:kdb.enter.default> bt Tracing pid 14696 tid 100153 td 0xfffff8000c007000 __mtx_lock_sleep() at __mtx_lock_sleep+0xcd/frame 0xfffffe022f325610 binsfree() at binsfree+0x2bf/frame 0xfffffe022f325660 bqrelse() at bqrelse+0xde/frame 0xfffffe022f325690 ffs_read() at ffs_read+0x281/frame 0xfffffe022f325720 VOP_READ_APV() at VOP_READ_APV+0x7c/frame 0xfffffe022f325750 vn_read() at vn_read+0x186/frame 0xfffffe022f3257d0 vn_io_fault_doio() at vn_io_fault_doio+0x43/frame 0xfffffe022f325830 vn_io_fault1() at vn_io_fault1+0x161/frame 0xfffffe022f325970 vn_io_fault() at vn_io_fault+0x198/frame 0xfffffe022f3259e0 dofileread() at dofileread+0xba/frame 0xfffffe022f325a20 kern_readv() at kern_readv+0x68/frame 0xfffffe022f325a70 sys_read() at sys_read+0x86/frame 0xfffffe022f325ac0 amd64_syscall() at amd64_syscall+0xa38/frame 0xfffffe022f325bf0 fast_syscall_common() at fast_syscall_common+0x101/frame 0xfffffe022f325bf0 --- syscall (3, FreeBSD ELF64, sys_read), rip = 0x800dd2d4a, rsp = 0x7fffffffe678, rbp = 0x7fffffffe690 --- db:0:kdb.enter.default> ps
Hmm. possibly a failing drive.
Is the crash report the same every time?
Yes crash report is the same every time and I don't know how to interpret crash logs.
How could you possibly say it's a failing drive?
Although SSD mSATA has improper character on BIOS, "SATA PM: ?????? SSD 128GB". I have no extra mSATA yet to replace.
Added more photo on gdrive for reference.
There are a number of read functions in the backtrace leading up to the crash which makes me think it's a read error and hence possibly a drive or drive controller issue.
However I would expect some variation. If the backtrace is identical at each crash it's something in software triggering it.
Run memtest as suggested, see 'ref' folder on gdrive.
I've install ClearOS 7.6.0 on 1 of 3 devices we bought, it's up and running 3-days now without crash dump.
[root@xyz-svr-utm ~]# cat /etc/centos-release ClearOS release 7.6.0 (Final) [root@xyz-svr-utm ~]# uptime 10:05:38 up 3 days, 16:46, 2 users, load average: 0.01, 0.07, 0.08
can you disable uefi in the bios?
also i found ppl with similar problem that was able to boot without crash with hw.ibrs_disable=1 and
but this will disable spectre and meltdown mitigation
Maybe this hardware from ARTWAY is not stable.
Disabled secure boot and set devices to LEGACY only but still UEFI appears on boot devices.
Did a clean install choosing non-UEFI USB installer at boot selection (F11) with only admin change at install. This proceeds as usual (large text sizes on installation GUI) but after installation, when USB installer removed, restart then SSD selected on BIOS boot, it says no bootable device. Checking partition says unformatted.
Clean install choosing UEFI USB installer at boot selection (F11) with only admin change at install. This proceeds as usual (small text sizes on installation GUI with mouse cursor). After installation, USB installer removed then restart and is working normally.
But on ClearOS it's still up and running 6-days on production without crash dump.
tried install xcp-ng, it's working fine. setup pfsense vm on xcp-ng and still crash dump.
replaced ram and now working without crash dump. sigh!
Ouch! Nice catch though.