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Re: cvs update on large binary file causes server reboot

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: cvs update on large binary file causes server reboot
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 08:13:37 -0500

Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Adam Kramer wrote:
> > I'm using X86 Gentoo Linux with a gentoo linux kernel 2.6.10. CVS
> > 1.11.19 is installed from sources.
> >
> > I commited in an approx. 14Mb Microsoft word doc as a binary file, which
> > went just fine.
> > But when I go to update the file in other cvs working directories, it
> > does not update and the server where cvs resides completely shuts down
> > and boots up again.
> > Has anyone seen behaviour like this with large binary files?
> >
> This is either a hardware problem (e.g. defect RAM), or a bug in
> your kernel. No user space process (like the CVS server) should
> be able to crash the complete machine.
> I would suggest to install a newer kernel version first. The most
> recent one is, AFAIK. Building the kernel is also a
> good test for defect memory.
> If you still can reproduce the problem with the new kernel, then
> I would suggest to ask this question on the Linux Kernel Mailing
> List (http://lkml.org/).
> Good luck

Before you contact lkml it might be a good idea to run memtest86 [1] first
and thus lower the likelihood it is a hardware problem that only you can
solve.  I can't really help you run it because I have only seen other people
using it ...  to really good effect.

(above link does not seem to finish loading, so from the google cache)

[1] IIRC memtest86 comes on the fedora install disks, and it may come with
gentoo as well.
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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