It's too strange:
I have 3 linux machines with same configuration and the
same big problem. There were upgraded from Redhat 5.2 to
7.1 for 1 year now. Since I installed RH7.1, severe
crashes appear repeatdly, most often (99,9% of cases)
while dump is running. There are severe because when
they appear, the only thing I can do is switch off the
power, restart, and hope there are no filesystem
corruptions. Crashes are not systematic: sometime I can
do many dumps successly.
I did the following without eliminating the problem,
either I think I know less crashes now than before:
- upgrade the kernel and patch it.
kernel is now 2.4.17 with
- ugrade do dump-0.4b29-1
- upgrade the scsi card BIOS (aic2940UW)
I use one HP dat devices on all machines, plus an HP DLT
on one machine. Processors are AMD-K6 266 MHz.Those
machines are servers only (X not installed), running
principally netatalk, samba, apache, ftpd...
e2fsprogs is 1.19-4
glibc is 2.2.2-10
The only thing I can do now is to upgrade to RH7.2?
Any other better idea ??
Thanks for any help,
UCL - Universite de Louvain-la-Neuve