FreeBSD page faults from cpanel..


Well-Known Member
Jan 19, 2007
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DataCenter Provider
Hi folks.
I've been having consistent page faults leading to reboots since my server was commissioned about six months ago. I couldn't get a debugging kernel to build (didn't have much time to look into it) but finally did.

I'm getting page faults that are always caused by perl processes. They don't all happen at the same time but the latest ones (the last few nights) have all happened approximately 10 minutes after upcp is run from the nightly cron job. Running /scripts/upcp from the console does not cause any problems.

I've take it out of cron so that it doesn't happen again.

Incidentally, since building the debugging kernel I am now seeing loads of this in the logs:

+pid 49936 (perl), uid 1058: exited on signal 11
That happens practically every few minutes and I'm not sure what script is causing that. OS is FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p12. Cpanel is cPanel 11.24.4-R36167 - WHM 11.24.2 - X 3.9

I'm currently rebuilding the perl port (perl-5.10.0_2) to see if it makes any difference but I'm wondering if anyone has any pointers as to how to track down what is causing this.