Does anyone have suggestions on what might be causing the problem below
(I posted it a few days ago, but received no replies)? I'm going to
fix it tomorrow, and any hints on what to try or to not bother trying
would be useful. Thanks!
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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 09:24:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Downs <email@example.com>
Subject: Strange Behavior; Multia, 2.2.18, RH7
I have a Multia which exhibits very strange behavior under RH7.0
with a compiled-by-hand 2.2.18 kernel (no patches applied).
At seemingly random times, the machine enters a strange state
where no time will pass (log in and repeatedly issuing the 'date'
command will yield the same time over and over again). I can
still set the clock with rdate or the date command, but time will
not 'flow' again until I get the machine to reboot. In addition,
everything else acts strangely when this happens -- terminal I/O
is staggered (type 2 characters - first never comes back until
the second is typed...), network connections are randomly locked
up (not dropped, just no IO occurs), network processing will
sometimes cease all together (ping constantly, and the pings will
stop randomly and then start again later -- the network
physically has no congestion or problems).
The only way that this behavior is corrected is for me to reboot
the machine, which until today I was able to do remotely with
much work -- usually I had to kill almost all processes by hand;
then with a combination of /sbin/reboot, telinit 6, and SIGINT's
to init, it would eventually listen to the requests to reboot.
But, this time, it has went and killed off all remote access
processes, but did not reboot... I'm driving 200 miles to get
console on this thing in a few days and reboot it. Does anyone
have any idea what may be causing this, something I should try to
fix this while I have console to it?
If all else fails, I will likely wipe the drive and install RH6.2
again, since that worked stable on this exact same hardware
configuration (except different SCSI drive - same adapter
and cableing, though).
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