[Centos] CentOS 3.1 kernel crashes

Fri Jul 9 18:33:57 UTC 2004
smj at littleprojects.org <smj at littleprojects.org>

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 08:51:14PM -0400, Shawn M. Jones wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> I've got a problem with my fileserver running CentOS 3.1.  The kernel 
> seems to crash about once a day (inevitably when I'm not present), 
> forcing me to reboot.  This behavior started after I applied the new 
> kernel patch (2.4.21-15.0.3.EL.c0).
> I've left it on 2.4.21-15.0.2 for a little bit to see if it will crash 
> tonight/tomorrow.  As this may be a hardware problem, I'm reluctant to 
> put it into bugzilla until I can pin it on something.


The machine has been running 2.4.21-15.0.2 since yesterday and hasn't crashed yet.  I see nothing wrong so far.  As there is no indication of hardware problems, I'm thinking something is hokie with the 15.0.3 kernel.

Seeing the Linux kernel crash is not a familiar experience.  I've only seen it crash from hardware failure or really bad proprietary modules (drivers).

Thoughts?  Comments?