Now, this is one we have an issue with: it’s got a bttv card, and motion running on it. It’s a Dell PE R720. For some reason, it has never liked the card: 20 min after reboot, it says fatal bus error… but nothing’s wrong, and it runs just fine. Well, expect that we need to keep it on the
2.6.32-431.20.3 kernel, because *everything* later, it randomly starts rebooting, several times a day.
But we’ve never had anything like this, and I’ve never seen anything like this: the bttv module was throwing a ton of IRQ lockup errors. Restarting motion didn’t help. So I was wondering if the issue was with the bttv kernel module, so I rmmoded that, then modprobe bttv… and that was all she wrote. The system lost network connectivity.
Ok, I go over to the rack, and plug in the monitor-on-a-stick, and that’s where it got very strange, and I’ve never seen anything like this: I turn up the monitor… and see it announcing it had seen a new USB device (the keyboard)… and no login, it kept printing copying data [%]
When it hit 100%, it rebooted.
So – has anyone ever seen this behavior? Anyone have an idea what it was copying?