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SubjectRE: mysterious 2.0.33 crashes


There is a method to log all commands by users. I can't remember whether
it is a Kernel patch or just a deamon but it might give you more info to
debug the problem with. Of course depending on the users you could have
massive log files.



On Fri, 13 Feb 1998, Thomas Schenk wrote:

>
> On 11-Feb-98 Patrick D. Wildi wrote:
> > Could anybody sugest a good (or any) method for debugging my
> >
> > mysterious reboots.
> > Every few hours to few days one of my linux boxes restarts
> > without
> > leaving any indications in the log files (I administrate
> > this machine
> > remotely). I have these problems since I replaced on old
> > server with
> > this new HW. The software running is pretty much the same.
> >
> > The linux is a networking (masquerading, diald, ppp) and
> > file
> > server (samba) for a bnunch of Win95 machines.
> >
> >
> > The HW:
> > Pentium II (Dell Poweredge), 64 MB RAM
> > Adaptec AIC-7880 SCSI controller
> > 2 Western Digital 4MB (WDE4360-1807A3)
> > 1 3com 3c905 10/100 Ethernet card (used at 10 Mbit)
> > UPS
> >
> > The SW:
> > based on Slackware 3.4 distribution
> > kernel 2.0.33 with patches: aic7xxx-5.0.5, 3c59x.c v0.49
> > ld.so-1.9.5, libc 5.4.33
> > diald 0.16.4
> > samba 1.9.18p2
> > squid 1.1.20
> >
>
> I can't help you with debugging the crashes, but I do have a suggestion.
> We have been experiencing similar problems on our production systems and
> have found that replacing the 3c905 cards with Kingston KNE100TX cards and
> using the de4x5 driver that comes with the 2.1.78 kernel (v0.533) that our
> problems have been greatly reduced. The other thing you could try would
> be to revert to the 0.47H version of the 3c59x driver. We found that that
> version was more stable.
>
> Tom
>
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