How to diagnose a hardware problem?
I have a server at rackshack (ev1), it's a P4 2gig / 1024Meg ram. We run a half-life server on it, and since we've had it the hl server has always had a wierd "pausing" problem. What happens is gameplay is fine, but every couple minutes the server seems to pause, the client netgraph jumps to timeout for about 5- 10 seconds. First thought was network problem but thier techs supposedly checked it out, and we've never had problems with corruption on large file downloads. The netgraph in hlsw also shows a red spike whenever it ahppens to the players, but when no players are on the server it's perfect. So it happens as soon as the server has a steady load. It also seems to lockup the ssh session for the same time. So we ruled out a network problem after it was tested, and we had them restore the box to a clean install. Still continued... So we're down to hardware. My question is (yes, finally) how do we start diagnosing hardware problems in linux? Are there diagnostic apps for checking the processor, etc? I'd appreciate any response with an idea to try or suggestion. Thanks. btw its Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla) 2.4.20-18.7 #1
Last edited by bhashman; 02-23-2004 at 01:33 PM.