[CentOS] mysterious weekly shutdown

Mon Apr 12 19:19:58 UTC 2010
Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net>

On Mon, 2010-04-12 at 14:46 -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Does the machine that that account is logged on from fire up a
> screen-locking screen saver after some reasonable amount of inactivity
> (like 20 min or so?)

No, it just sits there doing nothing forever until someone sits down in
front of it.

> So something is happening on this machine.

Apparently.  I have just been looking at the log from the previous
weekend when it shut down before.

Here is what /var/log/messages has to say from April 2.  Once again the
pscd line is right at the top of the log immediately after the shutdown
signal.  I don't know if that's suggestive, or just a coincidence.

Apr  2 09:12:43 answeringmachine vgetty[22949]: message keep,
length=00:01:02, name='', caller=none, dev=ttyACM0, pid=22949
Apr  2 09:23:20 answeringmachine vgetty[22963]: message keep,
length=00:00:25, name='', caller=none, dev=ttyACM0, pid=22963
Apr  2 09:43:56 answeringmachine gdm[2880]: Master halting...
Apr  2 09:43:56 answeringmachine shutdown[2880]: shutting down for
system halt
Apr  2 09:43:57 answeringmachine pcscd: winscard.c:304:SCardConnect()
Reader E-Gate 0 0 Not Found
Apr  2 09:43:57 answeringmachine mgetty[2884]: failed dev=ttyS2,
pid=2884, got signal 15, exiting

and so on through the rest of the shutdown.

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