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devphobe
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Restart syslog service and the production app crashes. WTF.

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  • 0
    What's the RCA?
  • 2
    heh... A few times I crashed a server with a simple 'ls' :)
    A couple of times I killed it with 'top' (SunOS 5.8)
    Once (or twice maybe) I rebooted a Linux machine with 'who -r'

    and many, many times by killing my own harmless processes, like ls, ps, free, top, ssh, etc.

    I'm not even counting service restarts :)

    Most of the time the cause was a frozen graceful reboot/shutdown hanging on some innocent process in D state (thanks to storage issues). Kill it and you're fucked!
  • 1
    LOL
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