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Re: Kernel RPM question: What if...



On Sat, 2004-04-17 at 00:23, Huw Lynes wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 12:05:18 -0400
> Martin Stone <martin stone db com> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > The reason I'm trying to do this is that with FC1 stock kernels I am getting
> > 
> > random kernel *freezes* - not panics or even oopses - on multiple machines
> > even when trying the usual frequently recommended "apm=off acpi=off nohlt" 
> > recommended incantations.  It's my hope that some kind of bugfix has been 
> > applied somewhere along the line that would address this problem, as I can't
> > seem to debug it.
> 
> Oh good it's not just us then. What sort of boxes are they? We've begun to see
> this mostly on dual-xeon machines. 

Try setting up a serial console or netdump, and adding the kernel
parameter nmi_watchdog=1 to your grub.conf. After booting, check
/proc/interrupts to make sure the NMI: count is increasing (if it isn't,
try nmi_watchdog=2) This isn't supported on all hardware, but if NMI is
increasing, then should NMI stop increasing for 5 seconds the kernel
will generate a panic. It should be possible to determine where the
kernel got hung from that output.
 
-- 
Chris Kloiber




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