Strange vkernel crash

Dave Hayes dave at
Tue Apr 3 09:08:16 PDT 2007

# cd /usr/src
# cvs up -r DragonFly_RELEASE_1_8_Slip sys
? sys/compile/DFCD
? sys/config/DFCD
? sys/config/DFCD_DEV
dfdev# cd sys/config 
dfdev# config VKERNEL
Kernel build directory is ../compile/VKERNEL
dfdev# cd ../compile/VKERNEL ; make depend ; make
<time passes>
# ./kernel.debug -m 64m -r /var/vkernel/rootimg.01
Using memory file: /var/vkernel/memimg.000000
Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 The DragonFly Project.
Copyright (c) 1992-2003 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
DragonFly 1.8.1-RELEASE #0: Tue Apr  3 09:01:12 PDT 2007
    root at
real memory = 67108864 (65536K bytes)
avail memory = 62545920 (61080K bytes)
md0: Malloc disk
IP packet filtering initialized, divert disabled, rule-based forwarding 
enabled, default to accept, logging disabled
DUMMYNET initialized (011031)
IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
Mounting root from ufs:vkd0a
panic: vm_fault: unrecoverable fault at 0x492fe000 in entry 0x82a8ea0
Trace beginning at frame 0x5877a764
(null)(820a5c5,8286940,8224cb0,5877a794,1) at 0x80b323e
(null)() at 0x80b323e
Stopped at      0x81f306d:      movb    $0,0x82b2ab8

Hm. So attaching gdb:

dfdev# gdb /usr/src/sys/compile/VKERNEL/kernel.debug <pid of process>
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This GDB was configured as "i386-dragonfly"...
Attaching to program: /usr/src/sys/compile/VKERNEL/kernel.debug, process 73149
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/
Reading symbols from /usr/libexec/
Loaded symbols for /usr/libexec/
0x482a1710 in read () from /usr/lib/
(gdb) bt
#0  0x482a1710 in read () from /usr/lib/
#1  0x081fdb58 in vconsgetc (dev=0x825c0a0) at ../../platform/vkernel/platform/
#2  0x080db64a in cngetc () at ../../kern/tty_cons.c:470
#3  0x08079e4a in db_readline (lstart=0x8252560 "", lsize=120) at 
. ./../ddb/db_input.c:315
#4  0x08079f5e in db_read_line () at ../../ddb/db_lex.c:55
#5  0x08078bf3 in db_command_loop () at ../../ddb/db_command.c:467
#6  0x0807b77c in db_trap (type=3, code=0) at ../../ddb/db_trap.c:71
#7  0x081f2eb8 in kdb_trap (type=3, code=0, regs=0x5877a450)
    at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/db_interface.c:151
#8  0x081f5a41 in kern_trap (frame=0x8250640) at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/tr
#9  0x081f6645 in exc_segfault (signo=5, info=0x5877a71c, ctxp=0x5877a43c)
    at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/exception.c:94
#10 0xbfbfffd8 in ?? ()
#11 0x00000005 in ?? ()
#12 0x5877a71c in ?? ()
#13 0x5877a43c in ?? ()
#14 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#15 0x081f6631 in init_exceptions () at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/exception.c
#16 0x080b3253 in panic (fmt=0x8224cb0 "vm_fault: unrecoverable fault at %p in 
entry %p")
    at ../../kern/kern_shutdown.c:765
#17 0x081d5740 in vm_fault (map=0x82a4e20, vaddr=1227874304, fault_type=1 
'\001', fault_flags=3)
    at ../../vm/vm_fault.c:300
#18 0x081f5bb2 in trap_pfault (frame=0x5877a890, usermode=0, eva=1227878396)
    at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/trap.c:912
#19 0x081f59e4 in kern_trap (frame=0x8250640) at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/tr
#20 0x081f6645 in exc_segfault (signo=11, info=0x5877ab5c, ctxp=0x5877a87c)
    at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/exception.c:94
#21 0xbfbfffd8 in ?? ()
#22 0x0000000b in ?? ()
#23 0x5877ab5c in ?? ()
#24 0x5877a87c in ?? ()
#25 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#26 0x081f6631 in init_exceptions () at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/exception.c
#27 0x081d5b76 in vm_fault_page (map=0x58772f00, vaddr=0, fault_type=0 '\0', 
    errorp=0x5877ac94) at ../../vm/vm_fault.c:579
#28 0x081f8351 in copyout (kaddr=0x5877acbb, udaddr=0xbfbfffff, len=1)
    at ../../platform/vkernel/platform/copyio.c:169
#29 0x081f842c in subyte (base=0x3, byte=3) at ../../platform/vkernel/platform/
#30 0x08091994 in start_init (dummy=0x0) at ../../kern/init_main.c:530
#31 0x081f6796 in fork_trampoline () at ../../platform/vkernel/i386/fork_tramp.

What is going on here?
Dave Hayes - Consultant - Altadena CA, USA - dave at 
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