Frequent system panics



  • My pfSense 2.0.1 NanoBSD ALIX 2D3 system reboots itself too often (five times since September 2012 according to remote syslog records). About a month ago I arranged to record console output and have captured two panics that are nearly identical.

    Does the similarity of the panics mean I have a software rather than hardware problem? I don't want to buy new hardware only to end up with the same issue. If the hardware is OK I should probably try a 2.1 build to see if the newer FreeBSD fixes a problem in the VIA Rhine driver.

    Thanks for any advice.

    
    [2012-11-07]
    Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
    cpuid = 0; apic id = 00
    fault virtual address	= 0xc050048
    fault code		= supervisor read, page not present
    instruction pointer	= 0x20:0xc09e7381
    stack pointer	        = 0x28:0xe2ca2798
    frame pointer	        = 0x28:0xe2ca27bc
    code segment		= base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b
    			= DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1
    processor eflags	= interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
    current process		= 11 (irq10: vr0)
    trap number		= 12
    panic: page fault
    cpuid = 0
    Uptime: 11d12h3m39s
    Cannot dump. Device not defined or unavailable.
    Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort
    Rebooting...
    
    [2012-12-07]
    Fatal trap 12: page fault while in kernel mode
    cpuid = 0; apic id = 00
    fault virtual address	= 0xc050048
    fault code		= supervisor read, page not present
    instruction pointer	= 0x20:0xc09e7381
    stack pointer	        = 0x28:0xe2ca27d4
    frame pointer	        = 0x28:0xe2ca27f8
    code segment		= base 0x0, limit 0xfffff, type 0x1b
    			= DPL 0, pres 1, def32 1, gran 1
    processor eflags	= interrupt enabled, resume, IOPL = 0
    current process		= 11 (irq10: vr0)
    trap number		= 12
    panic: page fault
    cpuid = 0
    Uptime: 29d19h23m5s
    Cannot dump. Device not defined or unavailable.
    Automatic reboot in 15 seconds - press a key on the console to abort
    Rebooting...
    
    

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Unfortunately without a backtrace from that panic it's really hard to say. The message it's giving is fairly generic, it could go either way (hardware or software)



  • Thanks, Jim. Maybe I'll get lucky with 2.1.


Locked