[CentOS] mysterious weekly shutdown

Mon Apr 12 17:11:55 UTC 2010
Kwan Lowe <kwan.lowe at gmail.com>

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
> I have a Centos 5.4 machine that has, for the past two weeks, apparently
> been shut off over the weekend.  It's just sitting there turned off on
> Monday morning and when someone hits the power switch it comes right
> back on and everything works again.
> This happened last weekend, and again over this past weekend.
> Here is /var/log/messages from shortly before it apparently shut down
> this weekend.  Can anyone tell me what is or might be going on?

> Apr 10 12:43:59 answeringmachine kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped.
> Apr 10 12:43:59 answeringmachine kernel: Kernel log daemon terminating.
> Apr 10 12:44:00 answeringmachine exiting on signal 15
> --

I've seen this on some HP Blades that I administer. I ended up
disabling the pcsd daemon. It might have been related to a dynamically
attached optical device that was moved from blade to blade, but I
didn't spend much time troubleshooting.  Since disabling pcsd a few
months ago it has been solid.