Kernel panic -supervisor read, page not present
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Sun May 18 17:17:34 PDT 2003
On Sun, 18 May 2003 13:47:09 -0700
Doug Hardie <bc979 at lafn.org> wrote:
> On Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 09:34 US/Pacific, Doug Hardie wrote:
> > I have a system that is almost a year old. It started rebooting last
> > week several times each day with the message "supervisor read, page
> > not present". A search of the archives indicates this is most likely
> > a hardware failure, but there is no indication of what might have
> > failed. The only messages preceeding the panic have been a gzip that
> > failed, several crons and atruns that failed. Most of the panics show
> > nothing unusual preceeding them in console.log or messages. The
> > machine is an archive server. Its role in life is to do an rsync
> > every 5 minutes for off-site archival storage. Nothing else is
> > running on it. Any ideas how to determine the failure as its still
> > under warrantee for a few more weeks.
> The situation is deteriating. Now rsync is core dumping. ls works,
> but ls -l does not. It also core dumps. The problem occurs when
> reading /etc/spwd.db. Something must be corrupt in it. I can't find
> any info on that file.
Sounds like the HD may be going. What I would do is find a cable that is known to be good and test it in another machine. If the problems persist it is the harddrive, most likely.
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