[CentOS] How do we handle panics? Bug it here or RH or ignore it (been around *long* time apparently)?

Mon Sep 4 16:57:21 UTC 2006
J.J. Garcia <stigmatedbrain at gmail.com>

El lun, 04-09-2006 a las 10:29 -0400, William L. Maltby escribió:
> On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 14:31 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > "Unable to handle kernel paging request". I've saved the OOPS data from
> > the logs for 6 panics since the 4.4 update.
> s/6/10/  # Now
> > <snip>
> > I've started reading what I can find on crash to see if I can get the
> > whole thing. Do we have a kernel with debug symbols and associated?
> Haven't stayed running long enough to pursue this (did take time for
> real life stuff, seems more manageable)
> > 
> > I don't know if I'll pursue this. Disabled swap and that seems to be
> > working. I'm fortunate I can do this. Others may not be so lucky. I'd
> > like to turn swap back on, but I'll probably have to disable all that
> > read-ahead stuff again and find the thread on the swappiness switch and
> > try and find the list of kernel parameters *again* (I know there in here
> > somewhere)...
> Have tried several combinations without success. Swapoff, 0
> > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness, those two without each other, disabled the
> readahead and readahead_early stuff, running in run level 3 only,
> nothing's worked to keep it up. Need Robo-Viagra here.
> Am currently running with swappiness at 10, swap enabled both readaheads
> disabled. This is all the stuff that was gleaned from the prior CentOS
> list discussions.
> Anyone got any other things I might try? I know a fix is not yet
> available (if my googling was extensive enough and I missed nothing) but
> I would like a work-around that might keep it up more than 24 hours
> about 90% of the time.
> One new piece of info: a lot of the OOPS, but not all, have started
> after the machine was idle and I touch the keyboard to bring the things
> back to life (AFAIK, just a screen-saver, blanked, going). So I turned
> off the BIOS ACPI stuff. Since I know zilch about the ACPI stuff, I've
> begun reading /usr/share/doc stuff (kernel params and pm) to see what I
> might disable in there. Maybe that will help some.
> But if anyone has a couple suggestions regarding that, I might get the
> docs read faster (fewer boots). I would appreciate it.
> > Enough griping for today. Do I bugzilla CentOS, RH or ignore it?

Maybe it is not the point..., but have you considered the option of
running 'badblock' (non-destructive/destructive after dd'ing to backup)?
even on swap space? 

As you said, it was after 4.4 update, new space on disk used to store
new updates, maybe... 

Sure im wrong... but btw... sometimes when i have disk issues i also
check temperature for transient failures due mobo/processor...

> Since I'm somewhat new here, and this is a recognized problem in the
> community (if my googling is correct), I am still uncertain how I should
> deal with this, other than the workaround. Can someone please respond to
> my simple question: "Do I bugzilla CentOS, RH or ignore it?"
> <snip>

What im doing (up to anybody tells me other thing) is to post the bug at
Centos Bug Tracker, this is what we are using, this is where i think we
have to toss the bugs, well, my way only of interpreting things...

Have good luck Bill

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