fedora 6 kernel panic issues
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Wed Aug 8 14:26:34 UTC 2007
At 4:06 PM +0100 8/7/07, Alan Cox wrote:
>On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 20:29:41 -0700
>"Jason Taylor" <jtaylor at uipacific.com> wrote:
>> That was all I saw at the console besides the transaction #'s.
>> I was unable to open any virtual terminals or escape it at all. I will
>>try and see if there is any more data at the end.
>> I am still pretty Linux green. Is there something else that I can
>>provide that would help?
>> I ran through /var/log/messages and saw nothing.
>Before it choked it will have dumped a set of messages indicating ATA
>error information to the system. That may have scrolled off before it
>died, and if the disk failed then it couldn't write it to the log either.
>Drives keep their own failure information log usually (partly because of
>this) and there are low level tools to access the information:
>open a terminal window
>smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda
>and it will dump the data for the first disk.
>That will show you various stats including an overall health self
>assessment and also usually the last errors that occurred. Those are the
>important and useful bit.
Let me add that the word "fail" will always appear in the TYPE column in
the report. Look at the "WHEN FAILED" column; if that is clear then the
disk hasn't failed yet. See `man smartctl` about this and /don't panic/.
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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