Jun 26, 2007
I have received the following error while trying to input commands via ssh twice.

Error: Bus error (core dumped)

At first, I thought the hard drive was going bad so I initiated a power cycle through my hosts web control panel and ran a couple HD tests once the machine came back up. I checked for bad blocks and also ran a couple SMART tests. Both came back without error and no problems. It happened again last night so I went through the same cycle and still, no problems detected. It's a brand new WD HD Black 500GB SATA, no raid. However, I did notice that it happened around the same time both nights (2am CDT) and that got me thinking it could be tied to a cron job. I haven't been able to find anything in the logs but I could be missing something. Has anyone else experienced this problem before or may be able to point me in the right direction? Thank you!


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

Also, did you check /var/log/dmesg at the time of the message to see if there was any particular output?

Thank you.