[CentOS] Diagnosing random hangs

Mon Dec 18 22:07:52 UTC 2006
Mark Belanger <mark_belanger at ltx.com>

Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 04:44:38PM -0500, Mark Belanger wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 04:17:59PM -0500, Mark Belanger wrote:
>>>> I have many different centos machines that are hanging
>>>> regulary.  I believe this is due to something our application
>>>> is doing - not a centos specific problem.
>>>> When the machines hang, there is no access to the console
>>>> or remote access(ssh, rsh, etc).
>>> Do you mean that there's no *access* to the console, or that it doesn't
>>> *respond* on the console?
>> X is frozen, no way to switch the console(i.e. Ctrl-Alt-F1, 
>> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace),
>> and no way to access the machine remotely.
> Is the primary, problematic application an X app, or is X just running just
> because?

It is a collection of apps - some of which are X based, some of which
are not.    The user interface is X, so it is required.  I suppose
I could get them to run in a VNC server - to remove X and the
nvidia driver from the equation.



Mark Belanger
LTX Corporation