[mythtv-users] OT. Howto diagnose machine dying/crashing

Tim Berger tim.berger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 18:04:08 UTC 2006

On 9/15/06, Mark <mark at ripitup.ca> wrote:

Interesting.  Actually you are right, I am using XFS.  I wonder if this
> could
> be the reason.  I am unable to switch now to JFS or EXT3 as I have 700Gigs
> of
> data on it.  Hmmmm.  I am trying to get a crashdump to no avail. I have
> been
> trying to setup netdump and I keep getting this error ( yes I have setup
> the
> server and client with NETDUMPADDR= ) but here is what I get
> one
> start of netdump client:
> netdump: cannot arp  on eth0
> netdump: cannot find in arp cache
> netdump: can't resolve MAC address
> netdump server address resolution                          [FAILED]
> I have DEV=eth0 set as well which is correct.
> Ideas?

I've seen some buggy versions of netdump with this problem - easily resolved
by hardcoding the mac address of the other machine in /etc/sysconfig/netdump
(on redhat) with the SYSLOGMACADDR parameter.  Just make sure syslog on your
remote machine will accept messages from other machines and that it is

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