[ILUG] Re: Sleeping Beauty ;(
g.gorman at ic.ac.uk
Mon Sep 18 17:34:59 IST 2000
Some of you might remember this thread from last week..... Well things are still
shagged (Yes..I'm really starting to lose it now). The linux box (2.2.16) seems
to crash in a non deterministic manner. On most occasions it crashed while
running a screen saver (no time correlation observable). It has also crashed
The other observation I made is it makes a mistake during a fft calculation.
The processor is a K6-500 AMD. Should I start getting suspicious of the
The only other fact that I can think of which may be important is that there is
no thermal paste between the processor and cooling fins (though it is firmly
attached with a fan). Might this be a problem of overheating. The core voltage is
2.2V which is the recommended.
I'd **really** appreciate suggestions regarding this as I am on the verge of
throwing in the towel and getting a regular intel proc & chipset. :((
> Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > > Sep 14 04:02:00 athos anacron: Updated timestamp for job
> > > `cron.daily' to
> > > 2000-09-14
> > > Sep 14 04:04:05 athos PAM_pwdb: (su) session opened for user news by
> > > (uid=0)
> > > Sep 14 04:04:05 athos PAM_pwdb: (su) session closed for user news
> > > Sep 14 11:43:34 athos syslogd 1.3-3: restart.
> > > Sep 14 11:43:34 athos syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
> > >
> > >
> > > ? Does this mean that news is crashing my system?
> > No. The news job ends (session closed for user news).
> > Modify the startup script for syslogd to give it a "-m 20"
> > option. This writes a timestamp into the logs every 20 minutes.
> > This will help to determine exactly when the machine hangs.
> > If this stops it hanging, perhaps it is APM related, as this
> > will kick the disk every 20 mins. Increase the interval until
> > it hangs again. This might provide some clues.
> > Later,
> > Kenn
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