On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 11:16:17AM -0500, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote: > I had a complete system crash this morning sometime shortly after 17/ > Apr/2007:08:51:22 -0500. (from my most active apache log). > > I can't seem to find any information whatsoever about the crash. > It's just that a few hours later I noticed that the system was down, > and had to power cycle the box. There was nothing on the console > except some much older stuff. > > I'm running 6.2-RELEASE-p3 on VIA C3 Nehemiah (999.52-MHz 686-class CPU) > > Looking in messages or auth.log I see nothing from around the time of > the crash. Is there some place else I should look? I've also > checked logs that are sysloged remotely > > $ grep '@10' /etc/syslog.conf > *.err;kern.warning;auth.notice;mail.crit @10.1.10.131 > security.* @10.1.10.131 > auth.info;authpriv.info @10.1.10.131 > *.emerg @10.1.10.131 > > And there is nothing from near the time of the crash there either. > > So the system appeared to crash before anything could be logged. > > The system has been running fine since I've had it (a few months > ago), and my most recent kernel rebuild was on April 13 (and then > only to add msdosfs which I needed for USB memory devices). > > Where should I look next?
Unless you have enabled crashdumps nothing will be logged. If you did, or to learn how, see the chapter on kernel debugging in the developers' handbook. Kris
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