What are the likely causes of reboots?

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Mon Oct 10 08:57:30 PDT 2005

On Oct 10, 2005, at 9:54 AM, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> Since I only got one answer, I'm resending this in the hope that  
> others will respond.
> I maintain a small hobby website running on FreeBSD 5.4.  I'm  
> pasting in the dmesg.boot at the end of this post so you can see  
> the hardware.
> In the past week, the server has rebooted three times, and I can't  
> find any explanation for it in the logs.  I *suspect* these might  
> be "mistakes" by the ISP's techs (or possibly the UPS isn't really  
> working as it should), but I want to rule out other possible  
> explanations before I talk to them.
> What are the possible causes of spontaneous reboots?  And what  
> artifacts would be left behind that might indicate the source of  
> the problem?  Are there any utilities I can use to monitor the  
> system and possibly discover the source of the problem?  Any  
> special files or logs in unusual places that might give me a clue?

Set it up to record the kernel crash dump when it crashes so you can  
see what it says...


Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
Your Web App and Email hosting provider
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