Named is causing my server to Kernel panic?

Mark Andrews marka at
Fri Aug 28 02:20:46 UTC 2009

In message <4A96ACD6.3070309 at>, Scott Baker writes:
> I have two DNS servers, and my slave server has been crashing repeatedly 
> about once a week. It's crashing hard and bringing down the *whole* box. 
> It's a F10 box, running:
> :rpm -q bind
> bind-9.5.1-3.P3.fc10.i386
> Here is a shot from my cell phone of the kernel panic:
> My first thought is that it was bad hardware, so we swapped the HDs out to 
> another server. *Everything* was new except the HDs and the crashes still 
> occurred. I'm not sure what my next step is, but having it continue to 
> crash is no good! The box is up to date on all software and kernel patches. 
> It runs fine while it's up, it just randomly crashes.
> Help!
> -- 
> Scott Baker - Canby Telcom
> System Administrator - RHCE - 503.266.8253

You need to report this to your OS vendor.  Nothing a application
does, and named is a application, should cause a kernel to panic.
Named does nothing more any other application does.

Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at

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