[CentOS] how to debug hardware lockups?

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Nov 20 11:31:18 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 10:30:53 +0200:

> Top reported
> load to be 12 - 15, which is normally still workable, but with the
> overheating CPU, I couldn't do a thing.

If it's overheating there should be two things telling you this:

- sensors
- throttled CPU speed

Something you can check without ears or being in the datacenter.
Deducing from fan noise that it's overheating or even that the fan is 
running at full power isn't really convincing.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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