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SLES 8 Crash and "Unable to find modules.dep"
  • From: "Richard Mixon (qwest)" <rnmixon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 10:40:48 -0700
  • Message-id: <DKELJBPNDHJEECCAEPGOMECJGAAA.rnmixon@xxxxxxxxx>
Our SLES 8 for AMD64 application server crashed today. I had to have our colocation facility do a hard reboot - but at least it seems to have come up OK.

I looked in /var/log/messages and, but not much in the way of explanation was found:

May 27 09:47:49 kingfish saslauthd[12031]: pam_mysql: acct_mgmt called but not implemented. Dont panic though :)
May 27 09:47:49 kingfish pop3d[26193]: login: ip68-109-128-18.ph.ph.cox.net[68.109.128.18] lee.fromltoj.com plaintext+TLS
May 27 09:48:49 kingfish master[1502]: process 26193 exited, status 0
May 27 09:49:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 27 09:49:00 kingfish /USR/SBIN/CRON[26195]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
May 27 10:00:09 kingfish syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
May 27 10:00:10 kingfish /etc/hotplug/usb.rc[451]: loaded HCD: usb-ohci

Any ideas are appreciated on the cause.

I did research further back and sometime after May 19th I started to get the message "Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep". It happens like 300 to 400 times per day. I believe that around that time I applied a kernel security patch for AMD64:
Title: Security update for Linux kernel (AMD64)

http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/665565dbb2c37d261e5eaa9fd51c857e.html
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Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
UnitedLinux 1.0
Package: k_deflt,k_numa,k_smp,kernel-source

Release: 20040429
Obsoletes: none

Here is the output from "uname -a" and a snippet from the logs, with some lines before and after the 'dependency' error:

kingfish:/var/log # uname -a
Linux kingfish 2.4.21-215-smp #1 SMP Tue Apr 27 16:05:19 UTC 2004 x86_64 unknown

May 20 23:55:42 kingfish ctl_cyrusdb[29242]: checkpointing cyrus databases
May 20 23:55:42 kingfish ctl_cyrusdb[29242]: archiving database file: /var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db
May 20 23:55:42 kingfish ctl_cyrusdb[29242]: archiving log file: /var/lib/imap/db/log.0000000002
May 20 23:55:42 kingfish ctl_cyrusdb[29242]: done checkpointing cyrus databases
May 20 23:55:42 kingfish master[1502]: process 29242 exited, status 0
May 20 23:59:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 20 23:59:00 kingfish /USR/SBIN/CRON[29245]: (root) CMD ( rm -f /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish /USR/SBIN/CRON[29251]: (root) CMD ( /usr/lib64/sa/sa2 -A #update reports every 6 hour)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish /USR/SBIN/CRON[29254]: (root) CMD ( /usr/lib64/sa/sa1 )
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.19-SMP/modules.dep (No such file or directory)
May 21 00:00:00 kingfish /USR/SBIN/CRON[29257]: (root) CMD ( test -x /usr/lib/secchk/security-control.sh && /usr/lib/secchk/security-control.sh daily &)
May 21 00:00:01 kingfish master[29683]: about to exec /usr/lib/cyrus/bin/lmtpd

Thank you in advance - Richard


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