Fw: Debian crashes.
> Hi ppl
> During my usage of Debian I rarely had any problems with it at home,
> but after getting it into production server at work crashes became
> quite often (once per month - for sure). And it crashes randomly, at no
> particular task, not at high load, just when it wants.
> Without any symptoms all consoles suddenly freeze it stops answering
> pings, just a bit of error messages like:
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for <some prog>...
> kernel: eh? notify_parent with state 0?
> these two are the most often ones appear at console and in system logs.
> And some errors programs from CRON report before crash of "out of memory"
> errors, malloc failures or such... must be a memory leak or what ?
> Nothing in process accounting logs seems to take that much memory (512 mb
> RAM, 750 mb swap).
> Maybe this is 'coz of buggy hardware (we run on two Intel P-III 800mhz
> CPUs) but it works fine usually and failures aren't that often...
> I'm running kernel 2.2.17 on Debian/GNU Linux 2.2
> anyone ever met such kind of problems ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Grigoriy Kuznetsov
> Compass Plus,
> RTS Department.