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Old 09-16-2010, 03:03 AM   #1
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Computer restarted itself, Why?


I have been running some stuff for a number of weeks on my computer at work and last night it seems to have restarted itself meaning part of the stuff has been lost.

Below is the part of the syslog file when it seems to have happened, is there anything else where I can look for evidence on the computer for reasons as to why it restarted

Sep 16 04:39:01 bc1982 CRON[21352]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -print0 | xargs -n 200 -r -0 rm)
Sep 16 04:40:01 bc1982 CRON[21770]: (smmsp) CMD (test -x /etc/init.d/sendmail && /usr/share/sendmail/sendmail cron-msp)
Sep 16 04:40:02 bc1982 sm-msp-queue[21787]: My unqualified host name (bc1982) unknown; sleeping for retry
Sep 16 04:41:02 bc1982 sm-msp-queue[21787]: unable to qualify my own domain name (bc1982) -- using short name
Sep 16 05:00:01 bc1982 CRON[29976]: (smmsp) CMD (test -x /etc/init.d/sendmail && /usr/share/sendmail/sendmail cron-msp)
Sep 16 05:00:01 bc1982 sm-msp-queue[29992]: My unqualified host name (bc1982) unknown; sleeping for retry
Sep 16 05:01:01 bc1982 sm-msp-queue[29992]: unable to qualify my own domain name (bc1982) -- using short name
Sep 16 05:09:01 bc1982 CRON[1334]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -print0 | xargs -n 200 -r -0 rm)
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 kernel: imklog 4.2.0, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="4.2.0" x-pid="831" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] (re)start
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 rsyslogd: rsyslogd's groupid changed to 102
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 rsyslogd: rsyslogd's userid changed to 101
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 rsyslogd-2039: Could no open output file '/dev/xconsole' [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2039 ]
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 kernel: [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
Sep 16 05:10:42 bc1982 kernel: [ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu


So the computer starts again at 05:10:42? How can I find out why as I don't want it to happen again?

Thanks, Richard

p.s. I'm about 99% sure that it wasn't a powercut, however I guess it could be a dodgy PSU
 
Old 09-16-2010, 03:24 AM   #2
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Sometimes a system will do this if the internal temperature gets too high. Just a thought.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:46 AM   #3
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It it's been caused by overheating you can always try to start a heavy cpu and i/o task (ie. try compiling xulrunner or openoffice) and watch how your temperatures grow, and to what degree.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:22 AM   #4
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It it's been caused by overheating
It wasn't overheating

Just got an email saying there was power problems with a number of other equipment in the building, hence some sort of power cut/surge
 
  


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