how to get more info

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Dec 8 13:57:24 PST 2005

On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:14:38PM +0000, david reid wrote:
> Brooks Davis wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 06:05:03PM +0000, David Reid wrote:
> >
> >>I'm running -STABLE and at present I'm being lucky to get more than 6
> >>hours uptime! The problem (and reason for this email) is to ask if there
> >>is anything I can do to try and get more info on th crashes to help
> >>debug and correct them. When the system goes it just reboots, no panic
> >>or information written to any logs. It's been doing it for a while but
> >>the last few days have seen it happening more often.
> >>
> >>I'm running a GENERIC kernel with WITNESS enabled. I'm more than willing
> >>to try and help find/fix the problem, but the lack of information is
> >>stopping me from doing much!
> >
> >
> >While there are other possibilities, this sounds a lot like a hardware
> >problem.  Have you tried running memtest86 on the machine
> memtest86 reports no errors in repeated running - though I am running it 
> again at the moment, but in 3 hours of tests this time it hasn't shown 
> any errors :-(

OK, it may take longer than that to trigger a problem, but it's at least
not a blatantly obvious memory issue.  Are you running X when the
system reboots?  If so, you may be getting a panic message that you
can't see because of that.  Do you have DDB in your kernel config?

-- Brooks

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