I have a similar problem at the moment, i have setup my box with gentoo and now i get hardlocks from time to time (time < 1.5 days), happens with and without x, kernel 2.4.27 untainted, with apic on and off, acpi on and off, apm on and off...
@zergio: Can you tell me if it only happened with 2.4.27?
The system is really stuck when it crashes. My wireless keyboard has a led to indicate traffic, an when system hangs, not even the led would blink, it just stays in either on or off state (its normaly off). No disk activity, mouse is locked, display remains unchanged (x.org nv or plain (non-fbdev) console). Havent tried so far to reach the box over network, but is suspect it will not work.
Maybe thats a hint, could it be that a broken keyboard induces such behaviour?
Im going to change kernel to 2.4.24 (had uptimes > 14 days with it) and see if it helps.
As far as i can see, nothing was written to the logs, no messages, it just peacefully dies...
Iâm not sure that the below problem is kernel related, however, I think, this mailing list is the best place to start. I've got 2x1.8 Xeon on Intel SE7500CW2 motherboard with Intel SCSI RAID (GDT driver). The system powered by Red Hat Linux 7.3 with custom kernel version 2.4.27.
Occasionally, the system just hangs, without giving any error messages
how long is occasionaly?
to syslog or any panic-like messages to the screen. No response to ping. Usually it happens on weekends in early hours, but not at particular time and day, when usersâ activity is minimal. Couple of times the last few messages before, the hang had strange timestamps. It seems like the system time entered a TIME LOOP within a period of 1 second.
Nov 6 05:37:31 service dhcpd: Message...
Nov 6 05:37:32 service named: Message...
Nov 6 05:37:31 service named: Message...
Almost all the time last messages came from different services, except three times, when mgetty was the last. I'd updated mgetty, pppd, kernel (from 2.4.20), BIOS, dhcpd etc., however, the problem remains.
Can anyone tell me, how I can detect, what application or hardware cause such a problem.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance
These are services being run on the server:
xinetd (swat amanda)
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