[CentOS] stack overflow
jdmls at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 15 10:17:08 UTC 2009
----- Original Message ----
> From: Peter Doherty <doherty at crystal.harvard.edu>
> To: centos at centos.org
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:49:40 PM
> Subject: [CentOS] stack overflow
> I've got a fileserver that runs Centos 5.2. It's been stable
> otherwise stable for maybe a year or more, and now it's crashed three
> times since Saturday. The first two times the computer was completely
> unresponsive, and there was nothing on the console, and nothing in the
> logs. I was beginning to suspect hardware, (esp. RAM, PSU, or maybe a
> failed fan)
> Last night it locked up again, but this time there was something in /
> var/log/messages. (see below)
> So far my searches indicate that increasing to 8K kernel stacks would
> fix this. The server has a couple 3ware SATA RAID cards, and I'm
> running xfs. The server does nightly disk to disk backups of a few
> dozen workstations. The server does always seem to crash overnight.
> If the problem really is in the kernel stack size, it's odd that it
> just started all of a sudden.
> I thought I'd post here before I looked into compiling a new kernel
> with 8K stacks. Thanks for any advice!
Did you check in your server hardware logs (if it has some; like IPMI?)?
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