Quote Originally Posted by ashbyj
Hi,
We've been having issues with SLES 11 servers freezing/crashing/hanging
intermittently. This has happened for almost a year now, and continues
even though we've upgraded to SP1 and now to SP2.

Anyway, I've enabled 'Magic SysRq'
(http://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=3374462) on all SLES 11
servers and configured kdump. The goal is to capture crash dumps via the
console on unresponsive systems for further analysis.

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Any idea what the issue is here? There may be more informative
messages higher up in the console, but I can't see them and not sure how
to slow down the messages to capture them, or how dump them to a file.
My VM is running on VMWare.

*Screenshot*:
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Hi
I would guess the filesystem containing the libraries has not been
mounted at that point hence it can't find them (/dev/sda1).....

When your at that prompt, what is mounted? (just run the mount command).
The dmesg command may offer further information. In you VM if you can
get to tty10 (ctrl+alt+F10) it has kernel messages.

I would guess that /dev/sdb1 is you swap partition (and for resume), so
why would it being resuming, sure the systems are not going into a
power management mode (seem to be frozen). I would have thought
anything related to power saving would be disabled?

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