[CentOS] Kernel Panic

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Tue Jun 10 20:18:09 UTC 2008

Ryan Nichols wrote:
> I am very very new to the linux world..  I am having problems with
> CentOS5.1 with kernel panics.  I belive the cause of the kernel panics
> are a software that I am running on the machine, but I cannot find any
> information as to what the system was doing prior to the crash, i have
> looked in the /var/log/messaging to no solution.  I guess what I am
> asking is what do i need to turn on for when this kernel crash comes
> again? It happens with in hours or days of running this software, it is
> random and sudden.

Easiest I have found is configure the system to use serial console and
connect a system to the console. When the system panics it will output
the panic to the console which you can then copy/paste to a file and
post to a mailing list or support forum for help.


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