How to find the cause of a hang

Eirik Øverby ltning at
Sat Aug 14 03:41:27 PDT 2004

Dang, sorry, this went to the wrong list - was meant for stable at .
Sorry about the noise..


On 14. Aug 2004, at 12:17, Eirik Øverby wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm currently experiencing frequent (about once per week) hangs of a 
> server that is about 1500 kilometers away from me. I have a serial 
> cable on the box, and using minicom on the neighbor box I am now in 
> the kernel debugger - but I'm at a complete loss as to what to do to 
> figure out what is, in fact, wrong.
> Calling panic or boot doesn't work - it just stops at "syncing 
> disks..." and never actually reboots. I suspect something fishy going 
> on with disk I/O, but I can't be certain of that.
> The box responds to ping - until I call panic or boot - but no other 
> services are working.
> What can I do? I'm now at the db> prompt ... Help :)
> /Eirik
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