FC3 randomly crashing

Bob Chiodini rchiodin at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 15 11:28:31 UTC 2005

Endy wrote:

> Hey all,
> I have been having issues with fc3 randomly crashing.  Sometimes with 
> a heavy load, other times when nothing at all is going on.  Every 
> piece of hardware has either been replaced or swapped out or tested in 
> a different system, including harddrives, all without problems.  For 
> awhile I had problems with one of the harddrives and orphaned inodes 
> and the like, but I ran the manufacturers diagnostic program and those 
> errors have been corrected.  My previous system had an athlon 2500+ 
> and now my current system is an AMD64 3000+.  I had these issues on 
> the 2500+  and on the 64bit under both x86 and x86_64 version of 
> fedora.  I've kept packages up to date and even built a vanilla kernel 
> to see if that would work. Transfering large files across the network 
> also causes the machine to lock up.  I'm stumped.  Any ideas?
> -Endy

Did you verify the memory?  This sounds like it might be a memory 
problem.  The memtest86 program on your original boot CD/DVD might 
help.  As understand it, you should let it run for a several days.


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