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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 1503-1] New Linux kernel 2.4.27 packages fix several issues


On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 05:06:18PM +0100, Vladislav Kurz wrote:
> Yesterday I have upgraded and rebooted couple of machines that still use 
> kernel version 2.4.27, and one of them crashed after 5 and half hours.
> It still responded to pings, maybe routing and firewalling as well, but SSH 
> and other services were unavailable. This is the only machine still using 
> ext2 filesystem.
This maybe a similar problem which I had some time ago (on a PPC), so
please try the following:
Assuming that the machine is "dead", try killing all tasks via SysRq (see
Documentation/sysrq.txt of the linux-kernel-source) and look if you get
a login-prompt again.

Does this work?


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