Server Suddenly Started Hunging up

Jordan Erickson jerickson at
Mon Mar 2 18:18:55 GMT 2009

Hey Nicolas,

At first thought it sounds like your hard drive might be failing (I 
could be dead wrong, just a guess based on experience). The sudden 
hanging with commands, the DHCP-not-serving issue and no-exporting-home 
things seem to be a commonality with something very basic in the system. 
IIWY I'd run an FSCK on your drive. I have never run into issues with 
gnome-watchdog (have it running at 9 sites), but I'm also not running 
64-bit version. A memtest on your RAM wouldn't hurt, either.

Have you tried rebooting the server? I'd examine the logs a bit closer - 
there's got to be a clue in there somewhere.


Nicolas Roussi wrote:
> I have an LTSP 8.04 64 bit server with a few clients and it has been 
> running pretty well for the past few months. I have a large drive 
> attached to it and I use that for the /home for all my users. Since 
> yesterday, every time I try to run a command like sudo ... it takes 
> for ever. It does not offer DHCP anymore to any clients (I did the 
> ltsp-update-keys).  It does not export the /home to any other server 
> and I cannot find anything in the logs to point me to the problem. The 
> only thing I installed on the server was the gnome-watchdog with the 
> --no-architecture flag enforced so that I could install it on the 
> 64bit. Any suggestions?
> Thanks
> -- 
> Nicolas Roussi

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