Re: Linux Sudden Death Syndrome?

Marek Michalkiewicz (
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 21:13:01 +0100 (MET)

> > writes:
> > > Has anyone had experience with the "Linux Sudden Death Syndrome?"
> > Have you replaced the memory?
> Yup. Went through several SIMMs. Just about the only thing we *haven't*
> replaced is the hard drive. However there are several local Linux ISPs
> which have the *exact same* problem, on completely different hardware and
> motherboard, etc. and they have also gone through motherboards, cards, etc.
> so I don't think it's the hardware config -- I definitely think it's in
> the kernel.

PPP maybe? I am running two Linux boxes which are sometimes quite
heavily loaded, but they are Ethernet-only (no PPP), with SMC8013 and
WD8003-old, IDE and ESDI hard drives, and I see no crashes (although
there were some problems with late 1.1.x and early 1.2.x kernels).
One old 386 running 1.2.11 was up for only 78 days because of power
failure :-). I have heard some stories about PPP problems. The
"kernel" is quite big, try to narrow down the problem...