[Beowulf] Re: PowerEdge SC 1435: Unexplained Crashes.

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Oct 10 16:36:21 EDT 2008


On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 09:47:32AM -0500, Rahul Nabar wrote:

> Thanks Greg. I suspected that....I am actually curious: when exactly
> can kdump be useful?

For software bugs, but probably only if you're a kernel developer.
Otherwise just capturing the oops or printks is most of what you'd
want to know.

> >Probably your fastest solution is to swap parts until works. Tedious,
> >but...
> 
> That's exactly what I'm doing so far! :-) Problem is which ones?

All of them, of course. If you can cause the crash fast enough, it's
easy. It sounds like your crash happens pretty slowly, which is the
hardest kind of problem to diagnose.

-- greg

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