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Old 05-03-2009, 05:09 AM   #1
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Server Crashed with Bus error

Hi Friends,

I was working on Old server with kernel 2.4.21-40 , we have dependency on this kernel as for compilation other kernel gives error Argument list too long

While working on this machine, All of a sudden i could find some strange noises :-

$ touch testfile
Bus error

~ % vi t.t
Vim: Caught deadly signal BUS
Vim: preserving files...
Vim: Finished.

Bus error

init.d $ ./nfs restart
Starting NFS services: ./nfs: line 155: 6166 Bus error initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*"
./nfs: line 155: 6167 Bus error initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -n $0 -s "$1" -e 2

Starting NFS quotas: ./nfs: line 155: 6169 Bus error $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*"
./nfs: line 155: 6170 Bus error initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -n $0 -s "$1" -e 2
Starting NFS daemon: ./nfs: line 155: 6172 Bus error $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*"
./nfs: line 155: 6173 Bus error initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -n $0 -s "$1" -e 2
Starting NFS mountd: ./nfs: line 155: 6175 Bus error $nice initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -c "$*"
./nfs: line 155: 6176 Bus error initlog $INITLOG_ARGS -n $0 -s "$1" -e 2
./nfs: line 155: 6178 Bus error touch /var/lock/subsys/nfs


After a manual reboot , the server crashed with a Disk Error and didnt booted.

I need some expert inputs what could be the cause of this strange behavior and also if i have to eliminate the kernel dependency for compilation, what needs to be done to eliminate error Argument list is too long .

Many thnx in Advance.

Old 05-04-2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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Your hardware has most likely failed, or you have components that are currently failing.

Maybe your drive interface is shot at hardware level?


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