Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90400
System freeze accompanied by GConf shutting itself down
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:05:00 EST
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Description of problem:
I have been running RH 8.0 for about a month now with no problems, and now I've
had a system crash (presumably due to GConf) twice in less than 48 hours. It
occurred while I was running some simulations/calculations, so the machine was
busy. The /var/log/message entry for the first crash:
May 5 21:49:29 chekumm6 gconfd (tyler-938): GConf server is not in use,
May 5 21:49:30 chekumm6 gconfd (tyler-938): Exiting
And the second is:
May 6 19:22:41 chekumm6 gconfd (tyler-21380): Received signal 11, dumping core.
Please report a GConf bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Not really reproducible as far as I can tell, just seems to happen while
system is steadily working.
gconf can't cause a system freeze - only the kernel or X can do that.
gconf may segfault as a result of whatever is causing the freeze, or may
have other issues.
When it's frozen, see if you can connect to the box remotely (via ssh/telnet/ping)
if you can check that. This will see if the whole system is frozen or only
Yeah, can't connect to frozen system remotely via ssh. System does respond to
ping requests, however, but just can't actually connect to it.
the gconf sig11 should be fixed; the other gconf message is normal and harmless.
For the crash, we will need more information to have any chance of figuring
out what it is and why it happens. You'll probably need to narrow it down
somehow to what changed just before the crash, or find more error messages,
or something. You might also try with RHL 9.
Any news here? Did you ever get a chance to try a newer distro?
No response, closing