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Re: system goes unresponsive

In article <>,
Steve Blinkhorn <> wrote:
>So I thought, maybe there'se some form of attack that's causing the
>system to run out of processes.   So last night I left top(1) running on
>a virtual terminal.   This morning there was the same problem, but top
>was still updating regularly and showing the system as essentially
>100% idle, with ample free memory and swap space, and only 75
>processes (which is about baseline for this machine).

So the machine was running and the network was broken?
Can you break out of top and run 'netstat -m'? Or look in dmesg
for any kernel messages, or try ifconfig your network interface down and
up again to see if this makes it come alive again.?


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