[icecast] icecast2/ices2 , 7o minutes and crash
karl at pts.tele2.co.uk
Wed Dec 11 16:57:58 PST 2002
On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 21:04, Adon Irani wrote:
> > I would check the system logs (/var/log/messages) first for panic
> > messages, make sure you have decent cooling for fast processors.
> i still have to check my cooling , but the /var/log/messages is clear/no
> panics .
panics are rare but good to check for.
> > Running something like ices (or any streamer) involves constant CPU use
> > so heat could be a factor.
> according to the WHOWATCH util my cpu load was marginal (<.1 ) , i wonder
> if this is only for those connected users . ( i'll look into this ) .
If it's the figure thats reported from uptime then it doesn't mean much,
just on average the number of runnable jobs. This will mainly depend on
what's running but with ices configured with 2 streams you'll have one
input and 2 instance threads running but not all the time.
> > Make sure you have a recent kernel for recent hardware, there are always
> > some subtle bugs that need to be sorted. The newer athlons for instance
> > need some tweaks for reliability as some BIOSes don't program them
> > correctly (the usual problem).
> originally i had 2.4 , but i was having many problems and had read a few
> reports of icecast breaking w/ the upgrade . so on this attempt , i went
> w/ 2.2 .. but i'll go back to 2.4 now .
2.4 is fine, I'm running on the RH8 kernel here, which is 2.4.18 plus
bits but I've run other versions without issue.
> > Other things to check could be the alsa drivers, check against OSS and
> > any other recent alsa driver package (www.alsa-project.org). The X
> > server can be eliminated by stopping the server (init 3) and just run
> > ices off the console.
> X is not installed .. and for the alsa, i've used the debian packages .
> but i'll find the most recent and try those for tests sakes .
Not running X means that the graphics side won't be the cause (can be
awkward). I would suspect heating for the moment, I had similar problems
some time ago and problems such as not burning CDs correctly until a put
a fan in. Another key thing to check is memory, there's a util
memcheck86 (IIRC) to do this, but building a large optimised program
like the kernel with -j N can be quite good as well (make N something
> > If it still happens then just check what happens to the processes over
> > that period of time. vmstat 1 is usually good.
> i expected it would, and i got your msg just in time . about 75 mins in
> (almost exactly the length of the last run ) it crashed . but the vmstat 1
> output is uneventful ..
> final entry > 1 0 0 0 321884 154192 22228 0 0 0 0 130 92 5 0 95
> n-22 er so > 0 0 0 0 304608 154192 22228 0 0 0 0 124 81 19 0 81
> (i'll have to look into what the us register is , this is the only
> variable in flux 19,20,32,5,5,23,22,3,5...5 . and the jump in free
> memory , only the last 3 lines are 321884 , the rest are +/- 4k off 304608
us is userspace (time spent in actual programs). If the last figure is
hovering around 80-90 mark then your machine is mainly idle. It looks
fine from here though.
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