Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481393
Can't start new processes.
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:41:10 EST
Description of problem:
Every once in a while the machine would stop being able to start new processes. The X becomes weirdly unresponsive: apps stop working in various ways (such as not visual update anymore), yet mouse works, kbd works to CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE. Upon CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, X won't restart, mouse disappears and kbd is dead.
While this happens, I had a shell via SSH connection. Key echo became messed up and no more processes can be started. New ssh connections fail to give a prompt, but don't display any errors. Oddly, a scp from the affected machine to the healthy one worked. Scp from the healthy machine to the affected one doesn't. The affected machine is alive, as it responds to ping. But it won't respond to httpd requests...
The machine is a quad core processor and was under light load (25% of one CPU used) recording a LiveTV channel in MythTV.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Don't even know which component is at fault.
Every once every few (2-3) weeks.
Steps to Reproduce:
Will provide additional information after I regain control of the affected machine.
Linux zeus 22.214.171.124-159.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 16 14:47:52 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Nothing in /var/log/messages to help track the problem.
from dmesg, info about CPU:
SMP: Allowing 4 CPUs, 0 hotplug CPUs
CPU0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz stepping 0a
and similarly for CPU1, CPU2, CPU3
Please let me know what other information I should provide.
Not it fails daily :( Would anybody help me identify this?
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