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Old 08-01-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Why a Linux box hangs?


Hi All,

This is a general question and not restricted to a particular distro.

Why a Linux box hangs? What all may be the possible reasons for that?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-01-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Unsupported hardware, hardware conflicts, broken hardware, bugs in software, users messing up, ... So many reasons. And it depends on when the system hangs, how badly, etc.

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #3
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Hi,

I would add 'services' to the list.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 01:34 AM   #4
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It hangs because something is fubared ... but when it does,
how do you get it back without pressing reset?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...esktop_freezes
 
Old 08-01-2008, 05:21 AM   #5
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Hi,

Can you guys provide me example for a scenario where a system hangs because of buggy software?

Thanks,
 
Old 08-01-2008, 05:25 AM   #6
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Yep, I was confronted with one just today. I installed synergy (a program that lets you share mouse and keyboard between two computers). When I tried to move files over NFS from the synergy server to a synergy client, the client hung and the server was kicked off the net. Conclusion: don't use synergy if you also use NFS.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 09:15 AM   #7
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Thanks buddy.
 
  


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