From: Roderick A. Anderson (raanders_at_acm.org)
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 23:34:31 GMT
On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Eje Gustafsson wrote:
> Ok. You can now call me stupid. I don't know how to use patch today.
> cd /usr/src/linux-2.4/
> patch -p1 < ../patch-2.4.20ctx-16
Actually -p0 works too and is what I found in the kernel documentation.
> And we are done.. ugh. But still what can I do to help out better
> track down the cause of the kernel crashes ? In my years of Linux I
> never needed to do any kernel debugging. Usually just upgrade kernel
> to newer version always fixed any kernel panics I had ;P
I ran into a clash between an Adaptec 29160 SCSI card and the DAViCOM
NICs. As soon as I swapped the cards out the system would boot. (I
wasn't about to give up the 26160 card so I never swapped it out. :-)
I also know of two system that use a 2.0.x kernel (RHL 6.x) and Equinox
multiport boards. Around 248-255 days of up time the systems lock up
tight. The messages on the console were useless.
My point being sometimes there isn't a technique but a gut feeling.
-- "Open Source Software - Sometimes you get more than you paid for..."