Well it had to happen sooner or later. I was lucky it happened later.
My first kernel crash came after some 6 to 9 months of use. I had
been experiencing multiple crashes daily with DOS/Windows. It wasn't
as bad as a DOS/Windows crash either, since I was still able to shutdown
So.. what happened is that I was using ksmbfs to access a WFW network.
For some unknown reason, smbmount stopped working, so I unloaded the
ksmbfs module from the kernel. It was downhill after that. One by one
each VC stopped rewpawning. Shutdown stopped working (although 'halt'
I'm not really asking for help on this topic, since I know I'm pushing my
luck by using experimental packages. Any comments would, however be welcome.
PS Details if you are interested:
AMD 486 dx/100 slackware 3.0
16 MB ram 1.2.13
128k cache umsdos
2 ide drives dosemu