Linux sometimes kernel panics when starting memcached... (eek)

Anatoly Vorobey
Tue, 2 Sep 2003 23:18:24 +0300


You wrote on Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 04:12:35PM -0400:
> This is the strangest thing I've seen...
> I just upgraded two of my webservers to Linux 2.4.22, virgin, which I then patched with the ipvs and the epoll patches; both applied cleanly, without rejections.  The servers work fine, until I start up memcached -- and every single time, the machines will kernel panic (aiee!) within 3 minutes.  If I don't start memcached, the machine runs fine for hours -- until I get bored waiting for it to kernel panic, and I start memcached.. *boom*.
> I have no idea how memcached could be causing this, unless there's something funky about the epoll patch (that's written for 2.4.21, but it merges clean into 2.4.22).

Do you use any client to connect to memcached that you started, or is
merely starting the program, without any connections, sufficient to 
crash the server after a while?