Re: Squid dying problems

From: Dancer <>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 16:22:19 +1000

Yeah. I've seen this. Any clues before the seg-fault error-msg?


Chris Owen wrote:
> OK, I've got to ask for help. I've got a instance of squid dying on me
> about 1-2 times a week. Not real sure what is happening, but here is what
> I do know.
> Two almost identical machines. Both are 200Mhz Pentium (ASUS
> motherboards) with 256MB RAM. / is a 2GB drive with two 4.3GB drives for
> the cache (I've tried just using both drives by themselves to rule out a
> bad drive).
> Both machines were working perfectly with RedHat Linux 5.0 and Squid
> 2.0.2x (compiled by me). Then I updated both machines to RedHat 5.1 with
> RedHat's RPM. One machine has run for months flawlessly, while the other
> has had nothing but problems. This machine has been completely
> reformatted and rebuilt from scratch a number of times. It has RedHat 5.1
> with all updates, including the update to the 2.0.35 kernel.
> Here is what I know about the lockup. Squid dies with the following error
> in cache.log:
> FATAL: Received Segment Violation...dying.
> My monitoring script usually restarts squid, but then within a few minutes
> (or hours) the machine usually locks up (no video, no nothing). It
> continues to answer pings, but not much else. I can't find anything else
> in any of the logs really. One time I saw a bunch of SCSI errors and one
> time a HUGE number of memory errors (block on freelist at 0a423190 isn't
> free), but nothing consistent.
> My first guess would be a problem with RAM, but it didn't happen until the
> RedHat 5.1 update, which points to software. My next effort is to try to
> do a new clean install and use squid 2.0 (there isn't an RPM of it and I
> wanted to stick to RPM versions, but I've compiled it with no problem). I
> just thought I'd ask here first and see if anyone had any more ideas.
> Chris
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