View Full Version : Diagnosing Crashes

27th March 2007, 05:17 PM
First, I'm a bit of a noob on FC6. I've been playing with Gentoo for the last few years.

I have a fresh install of FC6 and everything was running fine until some updates were applied last friday that included the 2.6.20 kernel and IPv6 compatibility.

Now, one of two scenarios occur:

* boot hangs on udev or bringing up the network.
* if it boots okay, the system crashes in about 10-30 minutes.

The /var/log/messages doesn't have any panic/error messages. Just an abrupt termination. I scanned through /var/log/dmesg and I don't see anything unusual.

The older kernel is still stable, but logins seem to take a very long time.

This machine was stable for months before the FC6 install, so a hardware issue is possible, but it doesn't seem likely.

I do have these messages:

Mar 27 12:09:32 arl-linux1 kernel: 4gb seg fixup, process beagled-helper (pid 4\
437), cs:ip 73:0811846a

I've googled for these, but most people seem to ignore it. It was occuring before the Fridays updates.

Any recommendations appreciated. I really have nothing to go on at the moment.


27th March 2007, 06:04 PM
My two cents: Use the old kernel as default and check thoroughly if it still happens after some hours. If it does, then it can be failing hardware. If not, you simply got a buggy kernel.