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Re: Latest Kernel causes reboot hell



On 09-12-07 15:51:38, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
 ...
> I just went to reboot it.  Since I wasn't logged into the console, I
> used the GDM reboot button to reboot the system.  While it was
> shutting down, it just hung.  That's when I noticed the caps-lock and
> scroll-lock leds flashing in unison.  Oh, cool, I thought, a kernel 
> panic!
> 
> When it rebooted, it booted the new kernel:
> 	kernel-2.6.31.6-162.fc12.i686
> 
> (I had been running kernel-2.6.31.6-145.fc12.i686 when it paniced).
> 
> The machine booted OK for me.  My surprise was when I went to look in
> /var/log/messages, there was no mention of a kernel panic!
> The last message was of smartd terminating.  Followed by the reboot 
> of the new kernel.
> 
> So, what happened?  Did my system panic?  If so, why no message in
> /var/log/messages?

If the panic was about the disk system then nothing will be written to 
the logs.  Your only chance to see it is in a system console, before 
rebooting, and that's hard to do after the panic.

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