Server overloaded? Or is it a bug?
pfrench at firstcallgroup.co.uk
Fri Jun 6 02:48:53 PDT 2003
> It asked me for the password, and then hanged. I guess it's something with the
> processes, but the kern.maxproc sysctl is set to 4068, and I never have so
> many processes.
Ahhh... I've seen a server do that several times. In my case it was
because a disc had locked up. So the machine runs fine, but anything
which needs to access that disc would freeze - loginswouldnt work, the
webserver would only serrve cached pages. Due to the fact BSD caches so
much and does such a good job of it then it appears large chunks of the machine
were running fine.
In my case it turned out to be a wrongly configures SCSI bus (as shipped by
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