[PlanetCCRMA] RT Kernel Crash

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jul 6 14:40:07 PDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-03 at 03:32 -0700, Tracey Hytry wrote:
> > After some experimenting, I removed abrt.  Viola!  No more crashes, or
> > do we think that it's just that there are no more messages and the
> > crashes are still occurring?  In any case, the system runs beautifully. 
> > What do we make of this?
> So very strange, I have no idea what to make of it.
> A bug reporting tool is buggy and causes crashes?
> That would be very funny!

It most probably flags any kernel warning as a "crash" and then pops up
a warning to the user. For warnings that have no side effects that could
be annoying. So the computer did not really "crash" but that's what the
user says (of course there should be no kernel warnings at all). 

-- Fernando

(sorry for the delay, I was away without email access for a few days)

> Seriously,  all of the kernel dumps will end up in /var/log/messages.
> Open a xterm, go to it every so often and type dmesg to see if anything bad is happening kernel side.
> The "messages" file is r/w root only, so to see that you need to log root into the xterm.
> To see the end of "/var/log/messages" do "tail -n 50 /var/log/messages"
> You can keep your eye on the system by leaving a xterm open and in root run the command:
> tailf /var/log/messages
> I read what I could find of the man pages on abrt, and I googled for it and read the info pages.
> Abrt seems like a nice tool, but it also seems to depend on a lot of other things.
> If it or something it depends on is buggy, I have no idea?
> I think in your case it would be best to watch the system yourself as listed above.
> Tracey.

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