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Floating Point Exception (Core Dumped)?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by purplepaws, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. purplepaws

    purplepaws Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Last night we had a problem on one of our servers (Red Hat 7.3).

    We noticed the server loads had sky rocketed (up to 35 at one point, most unusual), so started running top. While trying to figure out what was going on we had a power cut at our building and was disconnected "uncleanly" from SSH.

    When I reconnect now and run top, we are getting Floating Point Exception (Core Dumped) error messages. Sometimes top will run for a few seconds but it is displaying unusual CPU usage although the load is fine. This is a dual CPU system.

    Any one have any ideas on what we can try?

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    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    Is the Server in the same building where the power was cut?

    If yes, then I presume you did a hard reboot. Could also have caused hardware problems as FPE usually means RAM problems -- or incorrect memory allocation. And if not RAM the CPU is having the memory problems. The Core Dump is probably related to the FPE and is always a bad msg. to get -- when not expecting it.

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    Hi,

    No sorry, should have made that clear. It was us remotely that had the power cut, so the server never went down.

    I restarted the server earlier today and, touch wood, seems to have cleared up.

    Will keep an eye on things.

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