system crash

Asked by Montserrat Seisdedos


    We have a problem with certain kind of machines from our farm (+300) Sometime when running puppet the machine crashes, we lose access to it and logging through IPMI doesn't show anything in the console, the only thing we can do is a cold reboot. Then if we run puppet again, nothing happens. If we run puppet several days after it could be another crash or not, it is random.
    I debugged the problem and got the conclusion that the cause was when running "facter", running it in a mpssh session caused 7 or 8 crashes in different machines, this program uses dmidecode and others system tools to retrieve system information
It only happens in machines with 2.6.24-28-server kernel, older kernels are ok.

    Soft Version:
    S.O: ubuntu 8.04
    kernel: 2.6.24-28-server2.6.24-28-server
    facter 1.5.4-1ubuntu1
    puppet 0.25.1-2

I managed to get some traces executing with "strace" that I could paste if you consider so.

Someone has experienced something like that?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you report a bug. Hardy server only has 6 months support and I recommend you upgrade as soon as possible

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