[CentOS] I have a test system that hangs hard...
kay.diederichs at uni-konstanz.de
Sat Mar 7 17:02:45 UTC 2009
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I have a test system: Centos 5.2 on an OQO, that has been hanging
> hard. I have to unplug it and pull the battery so I can then cold start it.
> This last time all I did was open a terminal window and SU to root, then
> start the lastest build of SIP Communicator (which uses JRE 1.6.0_10).
> I was not even making a test phone call at the time. Oh, and the system
> only runs IPv6, no v4 addressing.
> So how do I find out what is causing the hard lockups?
if the problem is triggered reproducibly by building SIP C, then just
don't use X when starting the build; change to a console (Ctrl-Alt-F1)
and watch out for kernel messages indicating a software (kernel) problem.
If the problem is due to hardware, there is a chance that memtest86+
will find bad memory. If it's a bad disk, you can check with smartctl.
There's are burn-in programs available; I use burnCPU to put load on
multi-core systems. Compiling the Linux kernel a hundred times in a row
is also a good test; not a single build should fail.
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