Ronald Paul <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I have a small server (AMD XP 2400+, ASRock K7VM4+lan, no ECC) running > 4.9-RELEASE since February 2004. It is being used for some small > dynamic websites (FAMP), e-mail and some other small stuff. It got an > uptime of 400+ days last year but since a few months, the machines > seems to get more and more unstable. > > Seemingly random signals (most of them 11, some 10 and 6) are causing > random processes (including bash, cron, named, adjkernts, inetd, > syslogd and sh) to exit. So this cannot be something else than faulty > hardware, you would think. But, and this is the strange part for me, > these instabilities are somehow triggered because when the machine is > restarted, the server seems rock-solid for the first week. I then can > compile a kernel without problems. > > Temperatures and voltages are fine: >> # healthd -d >> Temp.= 38.0, 21.5, 0.0; Rot.= 3629, 0, 0 >> Vcore = 1.73, 0.00; Volt. = 3.28, 4.95, 11.55, -10.55, -4.56 > > I already swapped memory and disk but this behavior keeps the same. Is > there any possibility that this crashes would disappear when switching > to 6.1-RELEASE or are these problems solely caused by hardware? If so, > is there any indication on to what hardware-component I should look? > I'm planning to switch motherboards but since it is quite a drive to > our co-location facility and because it is still functioning as > production-server and we do not have much failsafe-services yet, I > want to think twice.
Yes, it's probably a hardware problem, and yes, it will probably be hard to prove that. Assuming your time has some value, I would recommend replacing the whole machine; that way, you can have it set up and tested before moving it out on location. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"