Crash dump inspection - sudden crashes, no traces in the log [SOLVED: hw failed]



  • Hi,
    my pfsense box started to freeze/reboot randomly several times a day, without leaving any information in the system log. A crash report is generated in about 10% of cases. I submitted one today, if someone could have a look…

    IP: 90.180.x.x
    time: approx. 13:30 Central European Time (12:30 UTC)

    Many thanks,
    Petr from the Czech Republic

    edit: updated subject field with SOLVED



  • @jezura:

    Hi,
    my pfsense box started to freeze/reboot randomly several times a day, without leaving any information in the system log. A crash report is generated in about 10% of cases. I submitted one today, if someone could have a look…

    IP: 90.180.x.x
    time: approx. 13:30 Central European Time (12:30 UTC)

    Many thanks,
    Petr from the Czech Republic

    It could be hard disk problem… :'(



  • Also 2.1 is not a supported version.



  • If nothing has changed in your configuration, I'd suspect hardware - memory (especially if the box doesn't have ECC memory) or storage.

    As has been said, pfSense 2.1 is End of Life, as is the underlying version of FreeBSD (FreeBSD 8.3). The developers and most of the contributors here have moved on to 2.2 or the 2.3 development builds, which have more modern underpinnings. There is unlikely to be much interest in a 2.1 issue, as the code is so different to more modern versions of pfSense.



  • It's probably hardware (although memory is ok), as the machine started to reboot itself every hour or so… resolved by installing 2.2.6 on another box. Thanks anyway for all replies.


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