[clug] [PMX:#] Problem server

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Sun Aug 22 05:03:27 GMT 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 02:49:18PM +1000, Collins, Steve wrote:
> Hey, all y'all
> I have a small RH9 server (converted desktop) which I'm running a few important things on - CVS, Nagios, Bugzilla.  Recently, it's started acting a little whacko.  It stops responding for no apparent reason, on no fixed schedule.  Today it's needed to be kicked in the guts at frequencies as short as a couple of minutes and as long as several hours.  There's no CPU or memory load, the / and /boot partitions are less than 10 per cent full respectively.
> Our main Nagios server, which monitors this box, initially reports the HTTP server as non-responsive and then PING host checks fail.  I strongly suspect it's a hardware issue, but am not sure where to start poking.  The boot and messages logs don't reveal anything I can spot.
> Any recommendations?

If the box isn't hanging and is responsive on the console, and your network
driver is modularised, you can try taking down the network interface,
removing the network driver module, reinserting it and bringing up the
interface again.

What sort of NIC/driver is it?

As others have suggested, if you have spare NICs you might save yourself
some time my just swapping it out...



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