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Re: [vox-tech] /var/log/messages question



/me suspects it might have something to do with an ethernet driver...  The Tx/Rx ring might mean a ring buffer which contains corrupted data.  What card is in the box?

-- G

begin  William Kendrick quotation:
> My colo box stopped responding this morning.  Thankfully, my ISP (Sonic.net)
> got an automated page, went into the server room, and called me asking if
> they should hit the reboot button, to which I said "can't ping it? sure,
> reboot!"
> 
> Anyway, I looked over the Apache logs to see if there was anything
> particularly interesting, which there wasn't.  Just a gap in time
> between when the server stopped responding and when it finished rebooting.
> 
> Looking at /var/log/messages, though, at about the time of the 'crash'
> (or whatever it was that happened), I'm seeing these, which are unfamiliar
> to me (not that I know much about /var/log/messages  to begin with :) )
> 
> Oct  6 08:26:02 plink kernel:   Rx ring a020f028:  80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000
> Oct  6 08:26:02 plink kernel:   Tx ring a020f128:  7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00
> Oct  6 08:26:05 plink kernel:   Rx ring a020f028:  80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000
> Oct  6 08:26:05 plink kernel:   Tx ring a020f128:  7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00
> Oct  6 08:26:07 plink kernel:   Rx ring a020f028:  80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000 80000000
> Oct  6 08:26:07 plink kernel:   Tx ring a020f128:  7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00 7fffbc00
> 
> 
> Any idea what these are about?
> 
> 
> They continue until 8:54, then I only see a few of these every 15 minutes:
> 
>   Oct  6 10:00:05 plink telnetd[25738]: ttloop:  read: Broken pipe 
> 
> (I see a lot of them earlier up in /var/log/messages, and they, too, are
> about 15mins apart from each other.  But, I guess that's a completely
> different question I'll need to ask :) )
> 
> Anyway, then at 10:32, the machine got reboot.
> 
> 
> (Note: Looks like the box's clock is ahead of itself by 1/2 hr.  D'oh!)
> 
> 
> 
> -bill!
> (who is seeing a corollation between those 15-min-apart telnetd messages in
> /var/log/messages, and a bunch of telnetd and proftpd connection refusals
> in /var/log/secure ... interesting)



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