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[Popcon-developers] Bug#640974: After installing linux-image-2.6.32-35squeeze1 popularity-contest daily cronjob gets killed

reassign 640974 linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 04:53:47PM +0200, Alexander Fortin wrote:
> On 09/09/2011 10:20 AM, Bill Allombert wrote:
> >Hello Alexander,
> >This report suggest that your hard-disk sdb has some problem with some sectors.
> >/etc/cron.daily/popularity-contest access most of the directories in /usr, so
> >if some of them is stored in the broken sectors, then hardware trouble can happen
> >even if the box seems to work correctly (because the broken directories are not very
> >important.
> >
> >You can try to do
> >find /usr -depth -print
> >and see whether it triggers the problem and at which files.
> >
> >You can also boot an older kernel and see whether you can reproduce the problem.
> >
> >However, there is not much we popularity-contest maintainers can do for you,
> >we are not kernel experts.
> >
> >Cheers,
> Hello Bill,
> thanks for the quick reply. Actually today I've noticed the same
> problem on a different and unrelated box but with the same
> 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel (first was a VPS box, latter is a physical
> one). I've even tried your suggestion using find on both boxes but I
> can't reproduce the problem.

If it occurs on several machine, it is more likely to be a kernel issue.
I reassign this bug to the kernel team.

> I'll wait for a good maintenance window to try out if with an older
> kernel it can be reproduced.

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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