Shutdown on host18?

Odd thing just happened, was using my linode fine as always, then coudl no longer connect.

Went to my control panel and saw my linode "Powered Off". I was able to boot it back up, but was there an issue this afternoon?

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Which kernel version?

If you only rebooted once, check the console logs via Lish (it only keeps the current, and the last boot's console logs).

If you haven't rebooted in a whle and were running and older kernel version, I'd guess you hit a bug.


I am using the latest 2.4 series option.

Where can I view a host specific log? I ssh into host18 but the /var/log seems to be the same as my linode, is there a specific file I should be looking for that is different then the logs on my linode?

You can view the logs of everything that's printed on the console in Lish (note: in Lish, not bash) by using the "logview" command.

Hmm nothign interesting in the log. It seems it was doing it's normal operations (last operations being rsync), and then all of a sudden its booting up:

Oct 22 13:00:19 kami rsyncd[1292]: rsync on fsweb from ( 
Oct 22 13:00:45 kami rsyncd[1292]: wrote 230417 bytes  read 68 bytes  total size 338758448 
Oct 22 15:11:47 kami syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Oct 22 15:11:48 kami kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Oct 22 15:11:48 kami kernel: Cannot find map file.
Oct 22 15:11:48 kami kernel: Checking for /dev/anon on the host...Not available (open failed with errno 6)
Oct 22 15:11:48 kami kernel: Linux version 2.4.27-linode34-1um ( (gcc version 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.
2.2-5)) #1 Tue Oct 5 22:56:50 EDT 2004

From your console log (not syslog):

INIT: version 2.84 reloading
Assertion failure in __journal_drop_transaction() at checkpoint.c:587: "transaction->t_ilist == NULL"
Kernel panic: kernel BUG at checkpoint.c:587!
 <6>SysRq : Show Regs

Interesting – this is then first panic I've seen with the linode31 kernel. Not sure what could have caused this, but there are some updates to UML which I'll be releasing in a new kernel very soon…



Lish Documentation is here.



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