On Sun, 2012-03-25 at 14:56 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote: [...] > Any ideas? I think this safely rules out i915 as the cause. > > Also, i need to retract my claim that it was running the lenny kernel > for years until just recently, now that i've inspected the logs from the > machine more closely. > > It looks like it was running as a lenny xen system up until Feb. 17, > 2011, at which point it switched to running a squeeze stack based on > xen-hypervisor-4.0-i386 (v. 4.0-2) and linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-686 > (v. 2.6.32-30). > > This combination ran on this hardware for over a year (i know, i know) > without trouble, and crashed on March 9th with this message: [...] > Since that crash, i haven't been able to get the system running stably > (hence these bug reports). > > Any thoughts or suggestions of what i should be looking at next? Do i > need to replace the hardware? I think this sounds like some sort of hardware failure. It might be terminal (CPU or motherboard failing) or it might be that a heatsink or fan is getting clogged and failing to cool properly. You can probably read some of the temperature sensors (lm-sensors package), though it's not always obvious which is where and what a reasonable temperature is... Ben. -- Ben Hutchings If more than one person is responsible for a bug, no one is at fault.
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