gpeel at thenetnow.com
Sun Oct 7 04:55:05 PDT 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Kline
To: Garrett Cooper
Cc: Grant Peel ; FreeBSD Mailing List
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: Server Reboot
On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 08:19:12AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Grant Peel wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >This is the first time in 10 years I have seen this.
> >I have a Dell PE750 (vintage 2004), running FreeBSD 6.2 that had been
> >up and running for about 30 days without any issues.
> >The server somehow rebooted last night, apparently, all by itself.
> >The last log file line I can find waqs about 12:30 AM. The dmesg shows
> >it restarted about 1:12 AM. dmesg shows some file errors that were
> >fixed upon reboot, other that that, everything is back up and running
> >I was wondering if anyone has seen anything similar and if a cause was
> >Here is what I know:
> >-all servers (there are 5 more) are plugged into the same power bar
> >and none of the others were affected
> >-none of the standard logs show any intrusion or root log in attempt,
> >-dmesg and console log show nothing of note,
> >-the DRAC logs and ESM logs show nothing,
> >-the sensors (temp,voltage,etc) logs currently show no issues, all
> >well withing normal parms.
> >-my MRTG logs show no abnormal CPU usage or network activity.
> >Any help would be appreciated,
> Check the capacitors on the motherboard (in particular near the
> memory and processor); they may be going bad (esp with that vintage.
> 2004 Dell was a bad year =P..).
> You'll be looking for swelled capacitors and possibly some orange
> dialectric being emitted.
Strange. In just the past few, 2 or 3 or even 4 weeks my
Dell-8200 has spontaneouslyrebooted too. I do have a number of
things in /var/log/messages, but nothing that I can seee that
would cause this problem. Before the video-card started flaking
out, this puppy ran for weeks/months happily. AFAIW, X (or a
heavily-loaded system) shouldn't have aynything to do with this
problem, [yes/no??]. Any clues, Garrett?
Ah, wait: dmesg.yesterday says
rl0: link state changed to UP
pid 729 (Xorg), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped)
pid 4475 (Xorg), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped)
pid 60174 (firefox-bin), uid 1000: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 47564 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 47570 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 79051 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 79057 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 3625 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 3631 (as), uid 0: exited on signal 11 (core dumped)
pid 74013 (conftest), uid 0: exited on signal 12 (core dumped)
This file is timestamped 03 Oct 07 at 03:17
Anybody know why firefox would core dump? I have no clue waht
"conftest" is... .
Grant, how oten has your system failed?
I have owned this server since new (in 2004), and this is the first time it has done this. I also have another PE750 that was bought and deployed the same time as this one and it has never done this.
I am not running anything graphical on this, so I am guessing its not the built in video card. It is running as a server only. Apache 2, Mysql, 4PHP4, Perl5, Exim4, vm-pop3d, ipa, Openwebmail, and a number of add in modules for all the above.
One thing I may have neglected in my original post, is that it appears the system may have been locked for a while since the last log entry I can find befor the reboot was at about 12:20 am, the system then shows the reboot at about 1:20 AM.
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