On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 10:55:04AM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> This server was in production and rock steady with 4.10-STABLE for years.
> Before moving it to a colo center, I took it offline and did a clean
> install of 6.1, cvsup'd to STABLE on 8/30/06 and then installed the latest
> stable versions of all the applications and mods.
> It's now back in production and for no cause that I can find, it reboots
> itself roughly twice a day.  Nothing in the syslog or console log, it
> looks basically like a power event...system comes back up with uncleanly
> dismounted file systems.  However, it is on very clean power, has dual
> power supplies and none of the other boxes on that circuit has any pwer
> problems.

It sounds like hardware trouble to me. I had a box go buggy on me after it
had been running for a long time. After I powered it on again it became
unstable. I suspect some part in the powersupply or on the mobo got

But there are some things you could check.

Get syslog to log to another machine. That way you can check at which
time the reboots happen. If they are regular, there might be a
connection to running programs, cron jobs etc.

> On boot, I had noticed some complaints about ACPI, but I even tried
> disabling it, but it still did this several hours later.
> The ONLY hardware change I'd made was to remove a SCSI passthrough cable
> that enabled the on-board SCSI (it's an L440GX+) to be used with an
> external tape drive.

Check all internal connections; cables, and PCI cards if any. Check if
the RAM is properly seated. Maybe run a RAM test. Check the board for
bad capacitators.

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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