Linux dies at 6am....

Stephen Gibson stg121 at
Thu Dec 6 09:24:29 EST 2001

       What system/motherboard are you running?

My AMD 1.4GHz MSI K7T266 Pro has the same problem, although I cannot
confirm the 6am crash time. Some 2.4.x kernels are worse than others,
the 2.4.16 kernel is particularly bad. However, the default
RH7.2 2.4.7-10 is fine.   In my particular, case this may
be something to do with the SouthBridge, which is not recognised
in the 2.4.7-10 kernel:

VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: Unknown VIA SouthBridge, contact Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech at>

In the past I have been able to induce a crash by placing the HD under heavy

I have experienced no problems with an AMD 1.2 GHz/Epox system or other
systems running 2.4.x kernels.


> 	This is a weird one.  I have a machine here (running Debian
> and recent 2.4.x kernels) which will not stay up overnight: when I
> look at it in the morning it's completely frozen (no life from
> console, can't ping).  The last entry in /var/log/messages is a "--
> MARK --" which occurs around 6:10am and this is consistent across the
> four or so times I've seen it.  This can't be a hardware problem
> because this occurs when running native or inside a VMWare virtual
> machine (Win2K host which does stay up....).  Has anyone heard of such
> a problem or have any ideas how to debug it?
> James Macnicol

More information about the linux mailing list