4.9 rebooting

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Wed Jan 12 13:37:08 PST 2005

If this was something like a kernel panic there would be a
message in /var/log/messages

If nothing is in there then it's probably failing hardware.
My experiences in those cases is that no matter what logging you
turn on, nothing gets logged, the machine just reboots.

If it's a remote colocated server maybe the UPS it's on
is shot, and it's getting power fluctuations.  Or maybe
it's overheating or it's clogged with dust.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Jim Pazarena
> Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 10:40 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: 4.9 rebooting
> I have a remote server which has begun re-booting every few days.
> Are there any logs which I can examine that may provide a clue as to
> the reason? Or any logging I can turn "on/up" ? I realize that
> during a reboot, logs are seldom "up-to-date", but any clue would
> be handy.
> This is a remote co-located server which will take a fairly
> expensive trip to get hands-on with. I'd like to have ammunition
> at hand before I commit to the trip.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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