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I had a server lock up several months ago (actually it's almost been a year). At the time, I only had time to grab a screenshot of the kernel dump:

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The server has not locked up again, but I am considering re-purposing this server for a more important application than what it is running now, and wanted to make sure the above error is not an indication of faulty hardware. The new application will tax the server a lot more than the current one that it is running.

The server is running Proxmox 1.9 (which is based on Debian Lenny, but a kernel that I think comes from OpenVZ). uname output (host name masked):

Linux ------ 2.6.32-6-pve #1 SMP Mon Sep 26 06:32:53 CEST 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Does anyone see any clues based on this screen shot as to whether this is a hardware or software issue?

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Can you run smartctl on the drives in that server? –  Tom O'Connor Feb 20 '13 at 18:08
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Looks like a kernel panic (it's incomplete, so there is no way to tell). Keep the kernel up to date, and try to capture more of the output if it happens again. Oh, and run some hardware tests (memory, disk), and clean out the case and check fans while you are at it. –  vonbrand Feb 20 '13 at 19:32
    
@TomO'Connor, as this is a raid system, I do not have direct access to the HDDs, but I checked the SMART status via the Adaptec Storage Manager application, and there have been no errors reported by any of the drives. –  Curtis Feb 21 '13 at 0:29
    
@vonbrand, thanks for the advice. The raid system is clean, but I'll run some memory tests once I get the current application migrated off of it. –  Curtis Feb 21 '13 at 1:08

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