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Re: [suse-security] Strange server crash
I use backup scripts but none is doing such big files ~ around 300 MB.

I looked over the log files in the last 3 crashes ( 12 oct, 9 sept, 1 sept) and I couldn't asociate it with any cron or script or process.... only if one of my script hangs... that is again strange, because I do only copy, database dumps...

I also do rsync with another share from network.


----- Original Message -----
From: b@rry
To: 'Andy' ; suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 12:03 PM
Subject: RE: [suse-security] Strange server crash

check your backup processes.

I had kernel panics happening to me when using tar to archive to a single file over 20G.

Seems a combination of tar, gzip and reiserfs did not like the large archives and would cuase a memory condition that sent the machines into kernel panic.

During kernel panic, nothing gets written to disk at all so your logs just stop dead.

I found that shortly before this dead ste, I was unable to get onto the machine but it would respond, and then it would just die completely with no icmp responses even.

what scripts do you run?

From: Andy [mailto:frum@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 12 October 2005 05:57 PM
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [suse-security] Strange server crash

Hi to all,

We have a Fujitsu Siemens server, Dual Xeon 2.8, 160GB sata HDD configured in software raid. On the server there is Apache, Php, vsftp and postgresql db running. Suse 9.1 64 Prof is installed.

About once a month the server just freezes. Sometimes I can ping and it respondes, sometimes not. I cannot connect to the server anymore froma any point of view. None of the services are running anymore, http, ftp, samba etc... I cannot know if the console works because I'm not near the server. I looked over and over the log files and couldn't see anything wrong. Or maybe my log settings are not right?

Any clues?

Thanks in advance.

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