One of the machines on the network started beeping continuously and was unresponsive locally as well over the network. We shut it down keeping power pressed. Upon reboot, the boot stopped with
Kernel panic - not syncing: BRKADRINT the message previous was dealing with
dmesg log was produced, so this is just read from screen. After rebooting a few more times, it booted successfully.
Is there any way of finding out what caused it to beep/freeze? Apparently, the user of the computer saw the
kernel panic message before. Not sure what could cause this, esp. since it's not consistent. Any ideas?
The machine is running
Debian Squeeze 2.6.32-5-amd64.