Crashes during daily cron job.
Hey everyone. I seem to be having a little problem on my debian system. It
seems that the system is crashing during the daily cron job. But, it DOES
NOT happen every day.
Here is a snip from /var/log/syslog... note timestamps.
Aug 12 06:23:01 lebeau /USR/SBIN/CRON: (mail) CMD ( if [ -x
/usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q ; fi)
Aug 12 06:25:01 lebeau /USR/SBIN/CRON: (root) CMD (test -e
/usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily)
Aug 12 18:21:32 lebeau syslogd 1.4.1#10: restart.
Aug 12 18:21:32 lebeau kernel: klogd 1.4.1#10, log source = /proc/kmsg
I tried to locate which script that it was crashing on. So... i did a
run-parts --verbose /etc/cron.daily
The first time i ran it, it went ok.... but the second time i ran it, it got
as far as /etc/cron.daily/standard and then the host went down (locks right
up, even the console is totally FROZEN.
here is a list of my /etc/cron.daily
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 502 Jul 4 16:13 calendar*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 669 Mar 4 17:05 exim*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 277 Jun 1 2001 find*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 51 Apr 23 17:19 logrotate*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 708 Mar 14 19:48 man-db*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 86 Sep 27 2001 modutils*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 495 Nov 18 2001 netkit-inetd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 383 Mar 13 15:57 samba*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2736 Oct 1 2001 standard*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1197 Jan 3 2002 sysklogd*
Now, i dont know if it was standard or sysklogd, i am logging in remotely
and it might have choked on sysklogd and crashed before it displayed it.
I tried running standard and sysklogd by themselves, but it did not crash.
Some more info that might help
Linux lebeau 2.4.19 #1 Mon Aug 5 00:28:12 CDT 2002 i586 unknown
I am really at my wits end here, does anyone have any idea what is going on