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Determining cause of Linux kernel panic

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 derivative (amd64) and I've been having really strange issues recently. Out of the blue, seemingly, X will freeze completely for a while (1-3 minutes?) and then the system ...
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How to determine why my computer crashed?

Yesterday, I ran a bash script for about 10 hours. When I went to use the computer, it locked up. I have an Eee PC with Debian. The screen was still visible, but the mouse or keyboard had not effect. ...
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Can the hard drive timeout be disabled in Linux (attempting task abort)

Unfortunately, when a hard drive (usually a virtual drive) is slow, Linux aborts requests to that drive after a timeout, possibly causing data corruption. Last time this happened to me, I had 2 vms ...
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Which filesystems require fsync() for crash-safety when replacing an existing file with rename()?

Following widespread complaints, ext4 gained a crash-safety guarantee called auto_da_alloc which is enabled by default. What about other filesystems? Out of the most well-known filesystems, which ...
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A script that is executed fine from file breaks when executed with Heredoc (in PHPmyadmin installation)

I can run the following script just fine using the traditional way of: cd ~ && vi script.sh [PASTE SCRIPT INSIDE] && chmod +x script.sh && ./script.sh && rm -rf script....
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Crash during startup on a recent corporate computer

After some recent updates, my computer no longer boots! Here's what I could determine: This is a very recent computer that was provided to me by corporate IT. It has a recent Intel CPU (Skylake ...
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NUL entry in syslog? [closed]

My servers went down on the 30th. It just came back online today. At first I thought it was the router because the router the server is connected to is a bit squirrely but when I checked syslog I have ...
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Chrome too many files open / crash / Sorry Jim

When using Google Chrome I frequently get “Sorry Jim” tabs. The browser also frequently freezes and crashes. Running it from terminal emulator show a long line of Too many open files: [...:ERROR:...
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Debian Stretch VM becomes quasi-unresponsive every few days

The impacted computer is a VM running in vSphere, and it's a production server, so troubleshooting time is generally nonexistent once the issue rears its ugly head. The problem goes away after a ...
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bash crashed with for loop [duplicate]

The question may be trivial but with this simple for loop for i in {1..10000000}; do echo "$i" line >> file done my shell crashed after some elaboration time (the tab in the terminal emulator ...
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How to figure out why Linux crashes

Every so often, my laptop will crash. The screen will freeze, including the cursor, the lock lights (caps lock and the like) will turn off if they were on, though my battery, power, and wifi lights ...
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Server crashing for not so obvious reasons

System: Linux v22017032713145956 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u2 (2017-03-07) x86_64 GNU/Linux This is a virtualized server running on a node with KVM virtualization. What I have done: ...
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rcu_sched detected stall on CPU

Seen multiple rcu_sched stall messages in a customer device and it gets crashed/hung. Under this condition, the device is not accessible via SSH or 3G. Kernel version is 3.2.54. "rcu_sched detected ...
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How to see what processes WERE running?

Is there a chance to get the processes that RAN before my system crash? EDIT What I really want is to see the past processes. My system crashed & I want to know if a specific process was the ...
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Hardware problem after fresh Linux Mint install

I've installed Linux Mint, Mate 64bit on my machine. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Pro 3400 Series MT Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz Chipset: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphic Interface: NVIDIA ...
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Running `sudo /sbin/service mysqld start` causes system to crash

OS: CentOS 5.10 Service: Amazon Web Services Attempted to remove MySQL 5.0 and install MySQL 5.6 I had a server set up, and was going to use MySQL, but it was was set up with MySQL 5.0. Since ...
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Kernel Crash/ Cpu error?

First I will describe my system and then my problem: I have an Assus F555L laptop with an i3 and Intel Integrated Graphics. It is running Linux Mint 17.3 and Windows 10 dual booted. I do not have ...
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New Linux Mint Update Won't Let my Computer Boot

last night I installed the updates for Linux Mint 17.1 from the updates manager. I hadn't installed them for a couple weeks but I was about to do something on the internet where I wanted to make sure ...