Hej there folks.
A few months ago I changed my Windows NT 4.0 server to Linux (Slackware 8.0), because I was sick of NT 4 crashing every couple of days.
This is the first machine I really run linux on for a purpose, I had another machine running it just for fun and testing, but that's about all my experience with it
Anyhow, I thought things were going quite smooth, apache runs, samba even works as PDC and I even got my ftp server back up and running.
However, now the problem: Every once in a while, the machine kills itself with kernel panic, in appearantly random processes. First I blamed Samba, but even when not running samba it seems to happen. Especially when doing a lot of stuff concerning file transfers (i.e. moving an entire Cd image from one place to another, whether that's through samba, ftp or local doesn't make a difference) it seems to happen...
I have used hdparm to speed things up, however, I disabled it to make sure it didn't cause it and it still happens.
I upgraded the kernel to 2.4.18, and although the machine boots a lot faster, it still panics once every while.
Of course, I figured: well, it may very well be the memory. So I ran memtest (www.memtest86.com
) on it for a night, nothing bad.
Switched the processor a few times, had a Pentium 120 Mhz in it, now it's a Pentium MMX 200 Mhz. No difference....
Any ideas anyone?
(or any more information needed, if so, how can I get that info?)
Oh btw, the harddisks (2) are not the problem, since they're quite new Maxtor disks, 20 Gb each.
Thanks for reading,