I was logged in over ssh to my Slackware server (13.0) just editing some PHP files when all of a sudden I lost connection, and I heard the BIOS beep from my server. A few minutes later I could log in again.
As the dog owner told the police officer: "It's never done that before" :rolleyes:
But it's true, I had an uptime measured in months, only took it down one time to add a new disk.
Now I'm going through the logs to see who or what caused it, but neither syslog nor messages gives any indication. As far as I can tell, it was happily running one moment, and booting the next. Not even a trace of 'the system is going down' or such. And judging by the fsck entries, it didn't unmount the filesystems properly.
The server is called 'kannix', and the system came back up at 08:44:27 (local system time)
This are the /var/log/syslog entries around the time of the event. I edited out the iptable messages:
Sep 14 21:12:10 kannix last message repeated 4 times
Sep 14 21:12:12 kannix last message repeated 2 times
Sep 14 21:12:15 kannix last message repeated 5 times
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix kernel: KERNEL supported cpus:
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix kernel: Intel GenuineIntel
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix kernel: AMD AuthenticAMD
This are the /var/log/messages entries around the time of the event:
Sep 16 08:51:48 kannix -- MARK --
Sep 16 08:11:48 kannix -- MARK --
Sep 16 08:31:48 kannix -- MARK --
Sep 16 08:34:37 kannix sshd: Accepted publickey for freston from 192.168.x.x port 50870 ssh2
Sep 16 08:39:02 kannix sshd: Accepted publickey for freston from 192.168.x.x port 52616 ssh2
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Sep 16 08:44:27 kannix kernel: Linux version 220.127.116.11-smp (root@midas) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 00:52:54 CDT 2009