words of wisdom from a systems engineer

Kernel Panic: Unexpected soft update inconsistency; run fsck manually


Operating System:

FreeBSD 5.4

What happened:

Server went unresponsive at the console and came up with the error upon power cycling.

Work done:

Ran a fsck from single user mode and then rebooted.

End result:

The fsck was successful and the server rebooted without an issue.