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RE: [suse-security] Strange server crash
  • From: "b@rry" <b@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 11:03:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <30990.105101311245600101@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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