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Re: [alpine-devel] Bug in alpine-1.9.1 with via_velocity ethernet driver

From: Nathan Angelacos <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:12:15 -0800

Nathan Angelacos wrote:
> Not a complaint, just a comment:
> The VIA VB8001 motherboard has a via-velocity ethernet chip; alpine
> 1.9.1 hard crashes, no warning, just a server reboot, with the following
> set of commands
> [boot from pristine usb]
> apk add openssh
> ip link set eth0 up
> ssh-keygen -t rsa -b1024 -f mykey -N ''
> Technically, userspace programs shouldn't crash the kernel.
> There is no debugging output, no kernel oops - the machine simply reboots.

It appears it may have been a faulty power supply.

Changed the power supply, and the problem no longer occurs.

sorry for the noise

Received on Fri Nov 20 2009 - 07:12:15 UTC