Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193233
Crash when using bittorrent
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:27:16 EST
Description of problem:
Sometimes when I run bittorrent for some time the computer crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run bittorrent from fedora-extras.
2. Download something big that take a lot of time.
3. Wait for computer to crash.
Computer should run OK.
Additional info: It might be because I have a bad bit on the harddrive.
Bittorrent have made this computer crash before, but the last year has been
There's not really anything to work with here. Unless you have some kind of
crash output, I'm not sure what I can do. We can't even point the finger at the
bad hardware due to the lack of info.
All I can suggest is to try the latest 2.6.17 based update.
Yeah, the latest kernel seems to work better for me....
Anyway, thanks for looking at the bug, I was just wondering if other people had
the same problems like me......
BTW, for future reference, do you know where you can find crash output? Does
Linux (the kernel) save a file of it somewhere or do you have to do something else?
Unfortunatly, when we crash, we have no way of knowing just how reliable the
state of the kernel is, so writing to the filesystem would be a really bad idea.
For capturing kernel panics, serial console or netconsole is the best bet.
FC6 will also have a seperate 'kdump' kernel package, which should be able to
save dumps of memory state to a remote system when it crashes.
If your problem reoccurs, and you manage to get some useful debug data, please
reopen this (or file a new bug, your choice).