I have got a real monster of a problem this morning. I was trying to reboot a server in the office and the shutdown canceled on a mv segmentation fault. How could mv seg fault? Anyhow, I did a hard reboot and now I am getting something similar. I get pretty far and things seem ok until modules-update kicks in.
/sbin/modules-update: line157: 4748 segmentation fault mv -f "$tmpfile" "$cfgfile"
Failed to calculate modules dependencies.
Then it takes a few more steps before completely bombing out with errors on /sbin/rc, all seg faults do to 'mv'. Any idea what is going on here? I am left at a prompt, can login and have minimal functionality. I can nano, cat, ls, tail, etc... but can not use emerge, start any services, and eth0 seems to be down.
The server is running Gentoo and is up-to-date security wise, with a few older packages hanging around. It is a simple file server with samba and a local website running on apache.
I am guessing hardware failure but I really hope otherwise. Any help would be greatly appreciated- I am in a real tough spot here!