recently started crashing 4 am

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Nov 27 06:21:22 UTC 2007

Mail List wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 November 2007 01:04:31 am Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> My "usual suspects" would be
>> * rpmdb corruption (I once had a case something related to rpm hung each
>> night at 4am)
>> * networking issues (updatedb trying to recurse into stale nfs-mounted
>> file systems).
>> * yum-updatesd.
>> * some cron-job related job running out of diskspace.
>> Ralf
>   Yeh i looked at cron - the cron.log used to show cron.hourly's running .. 
> the stop at 5 am. Guess its frozen. On older logs (last week) cron.hours logs 
> as running at 6am, 7 am etc.  
>   Ok so whats in /etc/cron.hourly.
>   Nothing. There are none.
>   Wonder what changed in the last couple of weeks to make this suddenly 
> misbehave. I kiled yum-updatesd - its never worked anyway - yum-cron and 
> running by hand never fail. Maybe that will help. I can run a rpm --rebuilddb 
> as well for good measure.

Why not try to figure out what is wrong before trying to fix it?

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