----- 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 > >normally. > > > >I was wondering if anyone has seen anything similar and if a cause was > >found. > > > >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, > > > >-Grant > > 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. > -Garrett 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? gary Gary, 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. -Grant -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Total Control Panel Login To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Message Score: 50 High (60): Pass From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] My Spam Blocking Level: High Medium (75): Pass Low (90): Pass Block messages from this sender (blacklist) This message was delivered because the content filter score did not exceed your filter level. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"