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Re: software watchdog

On Sat, Jul 08, 2000 at 12:55:13AM +0200, Robert Waldner wrote:
> Hi!
> My home-debian-box starts to behave rather odd lately, now and then it 
> will freeze completely.
> The only thing working is ICMP, I can´t even get a TCP connection open, 
> the screen is frozen, neither mouse nor keyboard will generate any 
> event.
> I´ve already tried changing all I have on spare (read RAM and graphics 
> adapter).
> Since there´s not even a single syslog-entry, I don´t really know where 
> to start debugging. Would it make sense if I installed the "software 
> watchdog" into the kernel in this case, so that the machine would 
> (eventually) reboot when it hangs? This would be great because I´ll be 
> on a trip next week and my girl-friend needs the debian-box as gateway/
> mailserver in the meantime...

What kernel version?  Are you running Samba?

I had a long string of mysterious hangs with 2.2.14 and smbfs finally
resolved by upgrading to 2.2.15.  You *should* UG to 2.2.16 for security

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