Don't panic

Dec 10, 2004

Today I was building a new monster FreeBSD 4.10 server with PAE enabled. Booting the new kernel I got this little gem of a prompt:

The normal boot messages, and then…
AP #3 (PHY# 7) failed!
panic y/n? [y] _

I tried ‘n’, but unfortunately the kernel was in no state to accept input from the keyboard. One must wonder why it even bothered asking whether it should panic then.

Last edited: May 1, 2016