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SubjectFATAL: Kernel too old

Who decides that the kernel is too old? Can't log-in over the
network on a machine that has a lot of uptime. Telnet to the
mail-server does work, though. It's just that shells don't
seem to work anymore!!!

Script started on Fri Feb 6 15:44:32 2004
# rlogin -l johnson quark
ATAL: kernel too old
# rlogin -l johnson quark
ATAL: kernel too old
# telnet quark
Trying 10.106.100.200...
Connected to quark.analogic.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
FATAL: kernel too old
Connection closed by foreign host.
# ping quark
64 bytes from 10.106.100.200 icmp-seq:0 ttl:64 time(ms):3.53 lost:0
64 bytes from 10.106.100.200 icmp-seq:1 ttl:64 time(ms):0.25 lost:0
Aborted!
# rsh quark
ATAL: kernel too old
#
# telnet quark 25
Trying 10.106.100.200...
Connected to quark.analogic.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 quark.analogic.com ESMTP Sendmail 8.11.0.Beta3/8.12.0.A; Fri, 6 Feb 2004 15:51:27 -0500
^]
telnet> quit
Connection closed.

It wouldn't let me log in at the console either, got the "init spawing
too fast..." message. Nothing in the logs. It's a generic RH with
the Linux-2.4.18-14 that it came with, never been hacked and used
as an internal mail-forwarding machine. It's been up since, probably
last April.

I couldn't find that "FATAL:" string in /bin/bash, in any
/lib/libc* files, nor in vmlinux. It's in /bin/rpm and in
/bin/ash.static. These are not used to log-in (I hope).
It's also in a bunch of /sbin files, never used to log in
(like e2fsck).

I crashed it and it rebooted fine, little fsck activity, with
nothing in any logs that shows there was any problem whatsoever.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.24 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Note 96.31% of all statistics are fiction.


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