nachocheeze | 1 Aug 03:50 2008
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Re: 3.4-release random freeze

I've been running OpenBSD for various things probably since somewhere
around version 3.4 or 3.5.  One thing that has always been a
constant...

If you have random unexplainable crashes, freezes, lockups, dumps to a
ddb prompt that don't involve a kernel crash or known exploit, it's
99% likely you have some bad hardware.

It may not always be apparent; not too long ago I had a shiny sparkly
Dell Poweredge 2850 router with all the trimmings that seemed just
fine, but every now and then for no good reason it'd crash to a ddb
prompt....no kernel problems, nothing to indicate anything bad had
happened, no possible exploits.  No reason for the crashes that I
could see; they'd happen at 3:00am when we were passing 30Mb of
traffic, or in the middle of the day when passing 250Mb.  You never
knew when it'd take a dump; I had it run for weeks at a clip smoothly,
and had it dump 3 times in a day.

Probably 3 months after this begin happening, the major alarm orange
hardware light on the box started flashing.  I had to replace all the
RAM modules (2 GB).  They'd all gone south.

The same box has now been stable for over a year with the same install.

Based on your dmesg, that's a truly ancient box anyway.  An AMD-K6
with a BIOS revision of January of 2000?  Save yourself some headaches
and just toss it.  PC's are cheap.  Time is what's expensive.

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Paul M <list <at> no-tek.com> wrote:
> Hi all
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Andy Hayward | 1 Aug 04:17 2008

Re: 3.4-release random freeze

2008/8/1 Paul M <list <at> no-tek.com>:
> Hi all
>
> I'm attempting to install 4.3-release on an old compac but I'm getting
> random freezes shortly after boot. The most it has stayed up is about
> 1/2 hour, usually it'll die within a few minutes, sometimes it'll die
> during boot - once it even failed during the install process. The only
> way to recover is to kill the power.
>
> I'm at a loss, there is nothing in the logs, no messages, I've
> memtested the ram, swapped out the ram, surface scanned the disk,
> swapped out the disk, swapped out the nic, run without a nic, disabled
> acpi ... I cant think of anything else to try.

Try a different PSU.

-- ach

Martin Toft | 1 Aug 10:57 2008
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Re: Trying to compile cwm on Linux

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:35:36PM +0200, Martin Toft wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 02:20:22PM -0600, Theo de Raadt wrote:
> > +#define strlcpy(dst, src, size) (strncpy((dst), (src), (size) - 1))
> > +#define strlcat(dst, src, size) (strncat((dst), (src), (size) - 1))
> > 
> > That is utterly and completely wrong.  
> 
> Yep, I'm a noob when it comes to these kinds of things. I'll look into
> it.

And so I did. Travelling and other work delayed me though.

The result: http://martintoft.dk/?p=cwm

Martin

Alexander Holupirek | 1 Aug 11:22 2008
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Re: Iwi, wireless bad behavior

Nick Guenther <kousue <at> gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 7:32 PM, Edd Barrett <vext01 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > If you get the wep key (or network name) wrong when configuring iwi network
> > drivers the card becomes useless until you reboot. This is annoying when at
> > a friends house and I mistype the key for example. I have tried taking the
> > interface down and back up, it makes no difference.
> >
> > Is there a way of resetting the card altogether?
> 
> Have you tried pulling it out? That usually fixes my zyd(4) (though it
> has other problems than yours).
> -Nick

... maybe netstart(8) can help?  I used when trashing my wireless
configuration.  Quoting from netstart(8):

After the system is completely initialized, it is possible to start a
newly created interface or bridge(4), or reset an existing interface to
its default state, by invoking the following, where foo0 is the interface
or bridge name:

# sh /etc/netstart foo0

Henrik Hellerstedt | 1 Aug 12:34 2008
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hp-2133 info and dmesg

No hits in the archives on the hp-2133...

dmesg at http://henrik.hellerstedt.com/hp2133/dmesg.txt and below.

Installation via a 512mb usb failed, got some strange "ERR R" very
early in the boot process, didnt investigate since pxeboot worked.

Networking via cabel works fine, wifi fails.
Speedstep on the VIA C7-M seems to fail, cpu is running at max
all the time.

X via openchrome fails right now:
(EE) CHROME(0): Unknown Card-Ids (3371|103C|3030); please report to
openchrome-users <at> openchrome.org
(EE) [drm] drmOpen failed.
(EE) CHROME(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed.  Disabling DRI.

But there is hope:
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.openchrome.user/910

X via the vesa driver works fine at native resolution:
http://henrik.hellerstedt.com/hp2133/Xorg.vesa.log.txt
http://henrik.hellerstedt.com/hp2133/xorg.conf.txt

The integraded webcam attaches to uvideo and video,
but fswebcam fails to grab an image:
http://henrik.hellerstedt.com/hp2133/fswebcam.txt

Everything else is pretty much untested.
Help to get wifi (and other devices) to work is gladly accepted.
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Mohamed Hussein Sayed | 1 Aug 18:51 2008
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4.3 random reboots on Soekris 4501

Hi,

I have a soekris box that I have been using as my firewall/access point 
for many years. It used to be an older no longer supported release. I 
wanted to bring it up to 4.3 so I could upgrade to 4.4 in November.

The machine in the past has been rock solid, no issues whatsoever. I did 
not upgrade, I did a complete install on a new cf card, migrated my 
relevant policies and config files.

I have been experiencing some worrisome behavior: The machine randomly 
rebooted 3 times since Saturday. I also lost my ssh session randomly.  I 
looked in the logs and don't see anything that stands out but perhaps I 
am not looking close enough. I wanted to check if anyone has experienced 
similar problems. Is there anything I can do to further debug the 
issue?Can I change the behavior of a potential crash ?

Regards
Mohamed

Mohamed Hussein Sayed | 1 Aug 19:00 2008
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Re: 4.3 random reboots on Soekris 4501

Sorry,
My wireless card is using the ral driver.It is acting as access point 
with WEP.
CF card is a simpletech.

Regards
Mohamed

Mohamed Hussein Sayed wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a soekris box that I have been using as my firewall/access 
> point for many years. It used to be an older no longer supported 
> release. I wanted to bring it up to 4.3 so I could upgrade to 4.4 in 
> November.
>
> The machine in the past has been rock solid, no issues whatsoever. I 
> did not upgrade, I did a complete install on a new cf card, migrated 
> my relevant policies and config files.
>
> I have been experiencing some worrisome behavior: The machine randomly 
> rebooted 3 times since Saturday. I also lost my ssh session randomly.  
> I looked in the logs and don't see anything that stands out but 
> perhaps I am not looking close enough. I wanted to check if anyone has 
> experienced similar problems. Is there anything I can do to further 
> debug the issue?Can I change the behavior of a potential crash ?
>
> Regards
> Mohamed

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Paul de Weerd | 1 Aug 19:34 2008
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Re: 4.3 random reboots on Soekris 4501

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 10:00:58AM -0700, Mohamed Hussein Sayed wrote:
> Sorry,
> My wireless card is using the ral driver.It is acting as access point with 
> WEP.
> CF card is a simpletech.

This would have been obvious with a dmesg, so please provide one with
these sort of reports.

>> I have a soekris box that I have been using as my firewall/access point 
>> for many years. It used to be an older no longer supported release. I 
>> wanted to bring it up to 4.3 so I could upgrade to 4.4 in November.
>>
>> The machine in the past has been rock solid, no issues whatsoever. I did 
>> not upgrade, I did a complete install on a new cf card, migrated my 
>> relevant policies and config files.
>>
>> I have been experiencing some worrisome behavior: The machine randomly 
>> rebooted 3 times since Saturday. I also lost my ssh session randomly.  I 
>> looked in the logs and don't see anything that stands out but perhaps I am 
>> not looking close enough. I wanted to check if anyone has experienced 
>> similar problems. Is there anything I can do to further debug the 
>> issue?Can I change the behavior of a potential crash ?

Can you try the latest snapshots to see if you get the same issue ?
The current snapshots are "pretty close" to what 4.4 will be, any
issues you discover will be important to fix for a solid 4.4 in
November.

Cheers,
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Mohamed Hussein Sayed | 1 Aug 19:48 2008
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Re: 4.3 random reboots on Soekris 4501

Paul,

Thanks. I will plan upgrading to latests snaps this weekend and report back.

Regards
Mohamed

Paul de Weerd wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 10:00:58AM -0700, Mohamed Hussein Sayed wrote:
>   
>> Sorry,
>> My wireless card is using the ral driver.It is acting as access point with 
>> WEP.
>> CF card is a simpletech.
>>     
>
> This would have been obvious with a dmesg, so please provide one with
> these sort of reports.
>
>   
>>> I have a soekris box that I have been using as my firewall/access point 
>>> for many years. It used to be an older no longer supported release. I 
>>> wanted to bring it up to 4.3 so I could upgrade to 4.4 in November.
>>>
>>> The machine in the past has been rock solid, no issues whatsoever. I did 
>>> not upgrade, I did a complete install on a new cf card, migrated my 
>>> relevant policies and config files.
>>>
>>> I have been experiencing some worrisome behavior: The machine randomly 
>>> rebooted 3 times since Saturday. I also lost my ssh session randomly.  I 
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HDC | 1 Aug 21:21 2008
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Presentation: "Introduction to OpenBSD" in JRSL v8 Event - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hi,
for OpenBSD users in Argentina, I present a OpenBSD introduction (thu,
21 Aug 2008, 14pm, in Main Auditorium "Magna").

******************************************************
The 8th edition of the "Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre", a.k.a.
JRSL, will happen on this August 20, 21 and 22, in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. The JRSL is a Free/Open Source conference that has been
held alternately in Argentina and Uruguay since the year 2000, and
both the quality of its agenda and the number of its participants
define the JRSL as one of the most important events of the region.
This year the conference is organized by CaFeLUG (the Capital Federal
GNU/Linux User Group), usuaria (the Argentinian Association of
Telecommunication and Computer Users) and the University of Belgrano,
Zabala 1837 which is hosting the conference.

The event will also have other important guests, for a total of 80
speakers and 120 sessions.
******************************************************

Greetings!
Hernan

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