[K12OSN] KNotify Problem

Jason tuxnician at execulink.com
Fri Jan 28 04:23:07 UTC 2005


I just discovered this on one of our servers using 4.2.  It started on 
Monday morning and continued until I rebooted the server today.

I looked at the processes and quite a few were running for users that 
were not logged in.  The runaway processes were taking a lot of cpu time 
(one was chess at 54% of the cpu time).  I rebooted and the runaway 
processes were gone.  I found a script called maim that is supposed to 
kill processes by the user who started them but no luck so far.

Calvin Park wrote:
> One of my Computer Center Technicians left me a note describing an error
> that occured last night and caused all terminals to reboot. He said
> error messages came up on all screens at the same time last night...the
> messages were something to the effect of "The application KNotify
> crashed and caused the Signal II (SIGSEGV)."
> The messages came up, all terminals locked, and then the system
> rebooted. The screens all went blank, then about 10 minutes later all of
> our network bootable machines started again. The others I started this
> morning with boot disks. 
> I checked /var/log/messages this morning...I can't seem to find anything
> about a KNotify problem. I did see where the server lost connection to
> all the workstations (ie, I saw lots of failed pings), the server
> whacked the displays and a minute or so later starting getting
> DHCPREQUESTS again. The message directly before the failed pings was
> from verynice about "Process measurement too slow." 
> If anyone has any light to shed on this problem, it'd be great. We're
> running K12LTSP 4.1

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