freeze and crashes
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 25 16:13:34 UTC 2008
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 03:01:53PM +0200, Alain G. Fabry wrote:
> Have a issue here. I've been running FreeBSD 6.3 release for about 6
> months now without problem. Then last week I purchase another external
> HD and installed release 7.0.
> Everything went great for about 3 weeks. Then suddenly my 7.0 started
> to crash (kde freezing, sudden reboots, etc). The first time happened
> when I was performing a portsnap on a FreeBSD Qemu session. It came up
> to the point where this 7.0 installation wasn't workable anymore.
> Since I need to work to earn money as the rest of us, I fell back to
> my 6.3 release external HD -> copied over my data files and now I'm
> starting to get the same symthoms.
> Input/output errors, reboot when performing a simple 'man
> something'. -> could this be a virus or something?
More likely bad hardware, bad RAM in particular. Or a power supply
that's about to give up.
> I'm not sure how or what I can do to find out what could be the cause
> of this problem?
Run a memory test program. Use a health monitoring program like mbmon to
check if the on-board voltage and temperature sensors produce strange values.
Hardware problems are notoriously difficult to debug.
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